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'Routes in Arabia' [‎351] (384/852)

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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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351
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Route No. 97— contd,
water but I think any large number of animals would very soon
drain it.
Fuel.
Fodder.-
Nil.
Suvvlies. —No supplies are obtainable at 'Akrabiyah except
sometimes a few goats. There is a certain amount of grazing
for camels and a little fuel is procurable for a small torce.
2 ' AMUDIYAH .. 10i m. The road on leavin §
'Akrabiyah crosses
several sand drifts
before reaching the main road from Aden, and is therefore veiy
heavy but after H miles it improves steadily till it rcac ^ es
or Mihiar, 3^ miles, and from there on is very good gomg tili
one sets into the cultivation to the west of Zinjabar at mile /
from 'Akrabiyah. Here the road winds in and out amongst the
crops and is generally only sufficiently broad for a camel and his
load to pass. A guide should be obtained for this part. Atter
passing through this cultivation for 21 miles the road emerges on
L r ^pen Plfin in the centre of which is Zinjabar about a mile
distant. This plain is good land but is not under cultivation
this year. The general direction of the road is north-eas ; ex-
oect for the first U miles the whole road is suitable for all -
three arms but until past Majhar artillery would be confined to
the road as the surrounding country is too broken and h y
To the east of Majhar the ground is hard but brokeri ^P y
and shrubs. In the middle of the cultivation is the Wadi Bana
"tht time of the year perfectly dry.
river is 400 yards broad but m the time of flood this would
^BmeTkL^ZinTablrtS halts 6 hour, but on the return
..4.. -»f si:
east. Inhabitants about 500. Ha a i „ is the
west, and situated in the middle of a group of palm trees, « t
village of •Amudiyah, which is larger than
nlacc for a oamp is on the north-east side of tho village whe
there is plenty of open ground and within easy reach of two
wells.
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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.

Physical characteristics

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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