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'ROUTES IN PERSIA. SECTION III' [‎70r] (144/739)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (367 folios). It was created in 1898. 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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85
No. h§~**contd.
Bandar Gaz to Herat, 8fc.
No.
Names of stages.
D istances
in miles,
v
of
stage.
Interme
diate.
Total.
R emaeks.
10
K aeez
3,860'.
24i
207J
At 3J miles easy kotal. Road thence good to
Bizameh, 11 miles; a little cultivation with a
stream of good and abundant water. At 12
miles low kotal, then about a mile of drift sand ;
remainder good. Karez one of a group of small
villages (Tarun). Supplies obtainable. Water
good and plentiful.
11
H aoz-i- S abz
3,910*.
h|tk
"Tp
cm
2311
Road good and level. At 14 miles low easy kotal.
Haoz-i-Sabz newly built reservoir, dry at time of
visit. A series of small wells in river-bed contain
water, fairly good, but not abundant.
12
K uhshing
3,750'.
23|
255
Road good and level. Low kotal at 10^ miles. At
12? miles, brackish spring called Jehan Mulk.
Kuhshing small and poor village. Supplies
scarce. Water good and plentiful.
13
A naebat ...
3,060'.
14
269
Good road. At 3 miles small village of Dahan-
Kala. Anarbat, village of 100 houses. Supplies
and water plentiful.
14
K halilabad
3,290'.
27
296
Good level road, through highly cultivated and
populous country. Large village, supplies and
water abundant.
15
A skand
4,310'.
30
326
Road as above for 16 miles, then over gravelly
slope. ^ At 9| miles Sultanabad, chief town of
Turshiz district, large place, with covered bazaar.
Askand prettily situated walled village, on hill
slope, surrounded by gardens. Supplies plentiful;
water excellent.
16
T urbat-i- H ai-
t)aei.
4,400'.
27
353
Good level road. At 15 miles a very wide drain
age channel, with steep ascent and descent. Tur-
bat-i-Haidari, large and important place, with
bazars, 2 or 3 caravansarais, and several silk
spinning factories..
Note .—From Yazdu a better arrangement would be
Chah-Khushk
13
II * i
(or
Chah-Lao Kal)
19i
Bizameh #m
28 or
• if
22
Kaeez #m
14i,
III
etc.

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The volume is a Government of India official publication entitled Routes in Persia. Section III. Compiled in the Intelligence Branch of the Quarter Master General's Department in India (Simla: printed at the Government Central Printing Office, 1898).

The volume contains details of all land routes (numbered 1-247) in Persia starting from Russian territory and extending south as far as a line drawn from Karmanshah [Kermānshāh] south-eastwards through Burujird [Borūjerd], Isfahan [Eşfahān] and Yazd to Karman [Kermān], and thence north-east to Khabis [Khabīş] and Neh to Lash Juwain [Lāsh-e Juwayn].

The information given for each route comprises:

  • number of route;
  • place names forming starting point and destination of route;
  • authority and date;
  • number of stage;
  • names of stages;
  • distance in miles (intermediate and total);
  • remarks (including precise details of the route, general geographical information, and information on smaller settlements, local peoples, agriculture, condition of roads, access to water, supplies of wood, and other routes).

An appendix within the volume (folios 356-359) and two separately-stored sets of loose sheets (containing routes numbers 77 (a) and 140-A, folios 363-369) give information too late for incorporation in the body of the work.

The volume also contains pockets attached to the front and back inside covers for maps. These consist of an index map showing the limits of each of the three sections of Routes in Persia (folio 2) and an index map to the routes in Section III (folio 361). There is also a fold-out map of the route from Seistan [Sīstān] to Mashad on folio 232.

An ink stamp on the front cover records the confidential nature of the publication and that it was being transmitted for the information of His Excellency the Viceroy (Victor Alexander Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin and 16th Earl of Kincardine) only.

Extent and format
1 volume (367 folios)
Arrangement

The volume contains an alphabetical cross index (folios 6-17), and an alphabetical index to names of places (folios 18-25).

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates on the last page of the loose supplementary sheets (found in the small grey folder within the main folder); 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.

Pagination: the volume also contains a printed pagination sequence.

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