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'Routes in Arabia' [‎564] (597/852)

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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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R oute N o/ 168~conid.
Between stages 11 and 17 there is no water that can be depend-
ed upon. At Tayma there is a very abundant supply.
Fuel. Fairly abundant during the first half of the route,
».c.,to stage 9, but after that it falls off gradually to stage 17
where it is again abundant.
Fodder. Sufficient camel grazing for a small party, but it
is very scarce from Fajr (stage 13) onwards.
Supplies.-—Nil, except in Tayma, where a certain amount
of wheat and barley are grown. Dates and other fruits are
abundant. Livestock is very limited.
No. of stage
and total
AQABAH .. A village about 2| miles from
the head of the Gulf of
, ., Tl . the same name, and on
eastern side It contains a telegraph office and also a small
rectangular lort. In the neighbourhood are extensive groves
water P ' ^ there iS an ample of good
Aqabah is a Turkish post, both regular and police, the
former consisting of 2 officers and 50 infantry, and the latter of
^ POlice - the ***> *** of
^ ABUL HAIRA .. 12J m. At first the route lies
J21 m north across a plajn.
^ f : di ^ At m. 7 the route kAs to'thelS
emLnkWnT^JfM L reaR hing m. 8 it passes the
h^k« 3 ^ Al-Masadd, built of large, rough-hewn, stone
blocks, apd stretching right across the valley.
Several lateral valleys are now crossed.
Tth At m - 12 £ 18 the Wadi Ruwaiha on the right where the Waji
Ithm makes a bend to the no th.
At^Abul Haira there is no water.

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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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English in Latin script
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