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'Routes in Arabia' [‎795] (826/852)

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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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Brick bridge over canal
Brick bridge over eanal
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18
Large inundations and
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18i
marsh, left.
Large inundations and
1
m
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marsh, right.
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Inundations 2 miles on
4
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left, at least 6 miles
long and 1 mile wide-
Brick bridge over irriga
2
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tion canal.
Arab square fort, and
2
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grass hut village, 1
mile right.
Birs-Nimrud, on hill.
29
....
2h miles left.
"
15 feet wide. 2 feet
deep ; current, ^
mile per hour.
18 feet wide, 3 feet
deep ; current ^
Leave Kifl, 17$, direction north-
north-east, through very marshy-
country, too marshy for muctk
cultivation,, but fine grazing.
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After 21 J, road direction north ^
east; country less marshy- o
From 30 to 33 grazing poor, semi- ^
desert. ri
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Hillah in stage of decay, walls in
bad repair, &c.
River Euphratoe 110 yards wide
at Hillah, at times quite dry,
at othej times full up, accord
ing to amount of water let ofi
into canals. Full always at
flood times.

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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)
Arrangement

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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