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'Routes in Arabia' [‎461] (494/852)

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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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«D am
R oute N o . 124— contd.
is hot, flat, and sterile. At stage 2 the track enters the moun-
feing a eoiupi tains and becomes, in places, both steep and tortuous. I o ers
Qstandb no difficulties to transport animals.
Water. —A sufficiency in all seasons. After ram it is ver}
plentiful beyond stage 1, but even then the mountain torrents
become lost"in the Tihamah district, and but little water reaches
the coast. At Mokha itself the water is very scarce and
^FuTand Fodder.—Limitod during stage 1, but plentiful
'i smsli hli- Li ^^Supplies.—Small quantities of cereals and vegetables are
procurable in the towns and larger villages, when once the
mountains are reached. Cattle, sheep and goats, and a few
donkeys are available in the mountain villages ; also milk, eggs,
and some poultry.
^; bushes and
■eiy narrow, and tie i®
■S much dilapidated ^andtotaf 6 Details.
I ni distance.
5 c O bies from Mm, Hi MOKHA
See Route No. 123,
stage 2.
pectivelyattieffliis , MOZA . ..19 m. East, across the flat
old factoiy, He pa " " and barren Tihamah
, q district.
124, At^'mile 3, village Of Balailah with wells containing good
^At mile 8 11 15, villages'of Dabuliyah, Basiyah, and Fatrah.
Moza, a village with a fmall fort, poor houses, but good water.
lln, JmeMife 0 MANSURIYAH .. 22 m. East-north-east. The
Ldvm-Gom, U mountainous region is
MllliBM, 41 m, now entCTed - th0
a, „ mi ""iTt vi^fMurrabah. situated on the north side of
the valley which ends near here. 71 Al
Villages are then passed in the following order -mde 7 J A1
Maijan; mile 8, Sublah ; mile 12, 'Urasakh; mile lo, Dhuhah ,
mile 16, Aghus ; mile 18, Al-Barakh.
Mansuriyah, a large marketing village,

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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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