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'Routes in Arabia' [‎611] (644/852)

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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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(2,110 feet).
(2,050 feet).
(1,975 feet).
(1,730 feet).
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Wa.tot tank t0
Stone station building and one siding of 250 yards; well
cultivated country to west. Edge of Leja close of east.
Stone station building, with one siding of 259 yards on the
edge of the Leja.
Hauran plain to west. Well, with poor supply.
Stone station building, with one siding of 250 yards. Well SJ
with fair supply, and water tank of 5,600 gallons. cj
Village of 50 stone houses close to the east. ^
Just before reaching; line crosses the Wadi Qanawat *
from the Jabal Druz by a 25-foot arch; stream. 30 ^
feet wide in a stony bed in spring, but dry in summer, <j0
Stone station building, and one siding of 250 yards. The §
Leja ends to the eastward. Good metalled road, little
used, crossed 2 miles south going from Shaikh Miskm *
to Bosra and Jabal Druz.
Station has developed into an important centre for corn
export from the Hauran plain and also Jabal Druz. More
sidings required. Good well with steam pump which
supplies a tank of 5,600 gallons. Through Hauran
plain; mile before Ghazalah, cross stream in stony bed
28 feet to 30 feet wide from Jabal Druz.

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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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