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'Routes in Arabia' [‎324] (357/852)

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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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Koute No. % -contd.
at 81 milos. The track follows this wadi for a stage and a
ha f as far as Hauta, mile 104, whence it turns east through low
lulls and stony plateau to the valley of Nisab.
WcUer.—WMev has to be carried for stage 1, and should bo
earned for stage 2, as the water at Mis-hal is impotable. Stages
3 and 9 are practically waterless. Water is abundant on other
stages and at Dakhlah and Nis.Tb.
Fuel. —-Abundant.
F'']f er ' ^ r " ss on tbe Dh^ihir plateau. Camel grazinc
pro a \ scanty on stages, 1, 3 and 9; elsewhere abundant.
A fair supply of wheat and millet obtainable at
i i ^kWaii, Sautna'ah, Hauta, and Nis'vb; but nil
i ewhere. Camels, sheep and goats in the districts of Mis-hal,
Dathmah, Dhahir-Hauta and Nialb.
Ho. of stage j
and total ;
distance. ! I) tails -
QR AH ;■ This town is situated
close to the shore.
i_ j /~i jj " Backed by the many-
peaked Goddam range it looks very picturesque from the sea
with its towers and its few trees. It is divided into two parts
about 2 mile apart, the palace and other chief buildings bein*
in tne easterly portion nearest the sea, the other portion bcino- the
commercial and fishing quarter. This town lies in Fadhli terri-
tory and is the chief port between Aden and Mukalla. It con-
st'tutes the focus of trade between Aden and the Upper Yafa
and Aulaki districts. There is a large I shing industry.
There is a small harbour for boats with a depth of 1—2A
fathoms formed by a break in the reef which fronts the shore.
thorns Ca 0ute]de the reef is g ood anchorage in 7 to 9
The Wadi Mathwan finds an outlet just to the east of the
p-ace. This wadi though generally dry often comes down in
, and of this there is very little notice. On the left bank of
the wmr av? salt works.

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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)

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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