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'Routes in Arabia' [‎554] (587/852)

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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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554
ROUTE No. 163.
FROM AL-WAJJ TO AL-'ALI.
(> stages.
Authority. Report by officers of the Egyptian Army.
Epitome.
Oeneral description.~This is the southern and shorter of
the two routes between Al-Wajj on the Red Sea and Al-'AU on
the Hejaz Railway, and is evidently the route mentioned bv
Doughty as that used by the rice and date carrying caravans
It is a route for camel transport, and was followed by the Effvu-
tian Hajj in 1909-10 on the down journey.
Waier is limited at Al-Wajj. It is said that springs vield-
mg a tepid and brackish water, occur along the whole of fV.;«
coast at a slight depth below the surface of the ground The
presence o water along the route is uncertain? The route
throughout bears slightly to the north of east.
Fuel is obtainable at stages 3 and 6.
The supply oi fodder is uncertain.
Sapplies are non-existent.
Note.—7# seems probable thai this route passes over sow,
what similar country to that crossed in route No. 167, Mnwailah
Tahuh in which case water, fuel, and fodder should be obtain-
ctble all along the Toiiic to some extent.
((mils 2a, Al-
2 AL-MU1
itoaili Wadi-al-B
it mile 20. Al-
3 AL-KH
it mile 18, A1
W-il-Kliarrar.
i WADi
Tie campiug
(Ma !j
5 1 WADI
No. of stage
and total
distance. I
D; tails.
AL-WAJJ
A Port on t he Red Sea
with a fort built by the
and situated on a flat-tonued hill ao i vern « i ent
limited and is obtained from a well about 30 ^^"
1,000 yards east of the fort TW ; - et ? ee P and about
some forage is procurable. "" ^ ^ P oor ^ stocked but
i! AL-MISSARA .. 25 m. At mile 2 the route
25 m. ^ es in the w adi Umm
a mountain of the same name Tf 4i„ Undub r ^ nd P asse9
mouataia by th. WMi^^-Sarxah, An-NuSj aadTlSrg^!
AL-'AL
^ mile 2U, Al'
Wi 2,000 inhabits
^ It has two i
tt-al-Kurra
are
;e ys, cat
Here the Syrian

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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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