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'Routes in Arabia' [‎513] (546/852)

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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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HOUTE No. 141.
Authorities and dates. —J. Hklevy, May and June 1870.
Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Gazetteer, 1908.
• Native information.
General description.—K desert route through some of the
least known parts of Arabia. That portion of the route lyW
between Hautah, stage 4, and Makhlaf, stage 21, has not been
traversed by any European, and such of the following details
as retor thereto depend upon native information. This journey
would he a severe one, and suitable for dhalul riders onlv
Water. —Between the district of Salaiyil, stage 11, which
possesses little water, and Wadi Najran, stage 21, there is no
information and there are probably long stages without any
water at all, necessitating rapid travelling. Elsewhere en route
there is reported to be fairly plentiful water.
Fuel and Fodder.—Between stages 6 and 21, no information t
elsewhere both are reported as plentiful.
Supplies. -Considerable quantities of dates and grain and
V Afl— ln I ' air num ' )ers ' are obtainable in the district
n!j StageS 4 t0 7 ' an<i Na i r5n . stages 21 and 22; elsewhere
No. of stage
and total
253 m.
253 m.
413 m.
525 m.
112 m.
See Route No. 25.
See Route No. 140
Slightly west of
south, across barren
General direction
south, up the Wadi

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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.

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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