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'Routes in Arabia' [‎305] (338/852)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (425 folios). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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305
Houte No. 84— contd.
7 HAURAH .. IS m. North by west. The
rovite continues clown
]V]~ m the w5di -
J At mile 7, Mashhad, the site of extensive ruins.
The route crosses a slight spur of the Wadi 'Am.
' At mile 11. Adah, a village with a well.
The route crosses a dreary waste of sand, past the villa 0 o
of Karan.
\t mile. 14, Badrah.
,\t mile 18, Haurah. a huge castle o seven storeys covering
an acre of ground, dominating a very small village, surrounded
by palm groves.
o chtRAM •• 24 m. East-north-east.
S SHIBAU A mile or so below
r Haurah the route
enters 1 the Wadi Hadhramaut, here about 8 miles broad from
cliff to cliff and receiving collateral valleys from all sides
forming aK it were a great basin. The valley bed to m.le 11 »
a barren stretch of sand.
At mile 2, Ghanlma (R).
At mile oi^thTwMiHenan. with a good-sized viUageot the
sanie name on its right bank about 6 miles up. The Wad,
Alcnwab ioins the Wadi Hadhramaut here. . , , ,
At m. 10, Fnrnth ; good well of brackish water raised by two
mirs of bullocks, one on each side of the well.
P< At about mile 11, valley suddenly f^m
groves with patches of lucerne ; all irrigated with water from
^ AtTnile 12 town of Al-Qatan ; houses built mostly of stone,
Dopulation about 2,000 souls ; there is a bazar ; also a large castle,
and con^d 'erable elate cultivation. Some cereals are also grown.
The water-supply is'good and abundant from numerous wells
tL route Lw lies over sand ; white dome of the tomb of
Shaikh Abu Bakr -bin-Hasan . near which is a roofed-in wel.
Between here and Shiham is land that, has once been tmgatod.
but now abandoned owing to the advancing san ,
At mile 20, Kashamir ; ruins. ^
C51 (W)GSB

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This volume contains descriptions of the 'more important of the known routes in Arabia proper' produced by the General Staff in Simla, India. It is divided up as follows:

Part I - Routes in North-Eastern, Eastern, and Southern Arabia.

Part II - Routes in South-Western, Western, and North-Western Arabia.

Part III - Miscellaneous Routes in Mesopotamia.

Appendix A - Information about Routes etc in the Rowanduz District by Abdullah Pasha, Hereditary Chief of Rowanduz and ex-official of the Turkish Government.

Appendix B - Information relating to Navigation etc of the Tigris between Mosul and Baghdad supplied by our Raftsmen.

The volume contains a Glossary of Arabic Terms used in the route descriptions and a map of Arabia with the routes marked on it.

Extent and format
1 volume (425 folios)
Arrangement

Divided into three sections as outlined in the scope and content.

The file contains a contents page that lists all of the routes included on folios 6-13 and uses the original printed pagination system.

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Condition: A bound, printed volume.

Foliation: The file's foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Please note that f 424 is housed inside f 425.

Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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English in Latin script
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