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'Routes in Arabia' [‎718] (749/852)

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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 . 201—
We prooeeded for 21 minutes to Shaikh Hasan village, before
mentioned, and ascended a mound beside it. 4 few minute
before reaching it a branch of the Qulah canal was struck.
SHAIKH HUSAIN.. 56 nits. To the north-west by
west, at J of a mile, is a
30 houses of Arabs. (All the Arabs hVthfs kg^ontre frmni")
To the north-east at about 3 miles are 3 small Kurdish villages
The peak of Marwan lies about north-west by ijorth. '
4th Station .. 1 hour 6 rate. VVe proceeded for 10
minutes, and stopped
west by west, at J of mile, is Shaikh HusTin viJlage'' already
mentioned To the north at 1 or 1J miles, is Imam Bawa MahmM
before mentioned. To the north by west, at U or 9 mile,
is part Bawa Palau (see above). The rest of the "village (about
two-thirds) is nearer to the date groves. Marwari still lies to
the north-west by north.
After i 2 minutes we passed Imam Bawa Mahmud, lying }
of a mile to the right of the road ; and 6 minutes later we passed
the second of the two date groves already mentioned, lying 4 a
mile to right of road. J b j ^
5 BAWA TAQ .. 1 hr. 38 mts. After 14 minutes
more we reached a mound
• i j * i , , called Bawa Tan, which
is on the right side o the road. From here from west to south
west he several small Arab villages at various distances. To
nTt y M 0l i th> . fu ab . out 2 miIes ' is a inound ^Ued
all Mai Qulah. Most of this d I strict is watered by the Qulah
canai; but Mustafa Pasha s date groves are irrigated by a spring
m the Marwan hill which last begin near the groves in question
Ckner, wheat and barley are the crops hereabouts. To the
Arah, tT w - 0r , 4 , 1 miIeS ' 18 FaIai >' ah v iUage, 50 houses of
Arabs. The Hamrm hills are visible along the left front, from
west-north-west to west-south-west or rather further
af ^ 20 ™ inute s we reached some rising ground, and arrived
tp! f i? P \\ u T mUteS m0re - Marwari peak was now
seen to the north by west, at 3 or 3| miles. After 11 minutes
more we passed Bankan, a village belonging to Ibrahim Baig
Jaf Kurd, immediately to the left of the road.
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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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