'Routes in Arabia'  (729/852)
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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Route No. 10 J— concl-d.
4. r » m.
Four wells of drink
able water; no vil
A small village with
good water from a
Sec Koute No. 7 (b).
ROUTE No. 195.
F rom 'AMARAH to 'ALI-AL-GHARBI.
Authority. —General Staff, Force " D. "
The following obstacles are to be encoimtered en route
1. Bitairah Canal. —90 yards wide and 35' deep at a point
300 yards from the Tigris. Stream 2 J miles p. h. Banks
sound, bnt steep. The canal divides into two at
about J mile from the Tigris and joins up again ^ mile
2. Snfaiha Canal.SO yards wide and 7' deep near north
bank. Sound banks and hard bottom. Current 2
m. p. h.
3. Sufa Oayial. —20 yards wide and 3' deep. Sound banks and
hard bottom. Fordable.
4. Dujailah Canal. —72 yards wide and 8' deep. Sound
banks ; hard bottom; current 2 m. p. h.
5. Ali-as-Sharqi creek. —12 yards wide; 2'6* deep; good
banks; hard bottom ; fordable.
G. Irrigation cut. —10 yards wide ; 3' deep ; sound banks ;
hard bottom; fordable.
7. Gurmai Saiyid ' Ali creek. —20 yards wide; 9" deep; 100
yards from mouth, but 40 yards wide and 4' 6' deep at
mouth. Stream 2 m. p. h. Sound banks ; hard bottom.
8. Al-Md Creek. —-10 yards wide; sound banks; hard bot
tom ; fordable.
9. Saiyid Creek. —66 yards wide ; 14' deep. Sound banks ;
hard bottom; current 2 m. p. h.
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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.
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- 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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