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'Routes in Arabia' [‎693] (724/852)

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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. 191— COM ^.
agood bazar and supplies ot all sorts. » is
„f a ' Mutasarrif, 1 and has a pea^e 8""" ° f tl ™ 6 " g t
battalion. There is a good camping ground to the
thetcmn. ^ 3ft m Seven hours by car-
7 bAUAK riage . General direction
" of stage east -north-east.
of a Mudir. it is situated on the r.ght bank of the Khabur
Rivor and is a small village with a large khan.
o and is^ ^ _ gg m Seven hours by car-
8 FADGHA. . General direction
of stage north-east.
Th? Khabur at Sauar is a large stream 35 yards broad and
unfordable at all times of the year; it is crossed by a f •
It mUe 8 the road reaches a range of low hills and passes to the
ioft of them A little further on hills appear on the left ban .
alsold X two ranges converge, till at 20 miles the track
emerges into the open plain through a narrow gorge. Fad
gham is a small village. No supplies arc available, but
fs an ample supply of good water from a stream.
O AT RTDFA .. 32 m. Seven hours by car-
9 AL BIDhA General direction
f stage north-east.
The' 1 track is across open desert, with several lulls on the
left The ' going ' is good in the dry season, b u t v cr y ieavj
after rain. There is no village of any kind at A Bidea merely
some wells ot brackish but drinkable water which arc diffic
■t-n finrl without a local guide.
10 'AIN AL GHAZAL.. 27 m. Eight hours by car
riage. General direction
r: : of stage north-east.]
? Ain -abGhazal is a small village with a khan. No supplie,
available but good water from spring.
available £ AFAR .. 30 in. Ten hours by ear-
riage. General directio n
ril of stage east-north-east.
The route skirts the southern side of the Jabal Sinjar foot

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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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