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'ROUTES IN PERSIA. SECTION III' [‎70v] (145/739)

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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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No. 53— con eld.
B andar G az to H eeat, fyc.
No.
of
stage.
D istances.
i it miles.
B emabes.
- -
Names of stages.
Interme
diate.
Total.
!, 17
Himmatabad .t.
60 (?)
413
Country open, and undulating for 40 mi]es.
General direction east, the rest bad. Cross hills
by difficult pass j the Gudar Kala Minar. Water
and supplies.
18
S hahe-i- N ao ...
14
427
Road good and level through cultivated country.-
Pass Abadi. Water and supplies. Village.
_
MacGregor gives the following alternative between Turbat-i-Haidari and
Shahr-i-Nao
The road is ^ood through abadi. Village, with
water and supplies.
The road is good through waste. Village, with
water and supplies.
The road is good, and crosses an easy pass. Vil
lage, with water and supplies.
Boad good and level through abadi.
Road good and level through waste. Village, with
watetr and supplies.
Eoad good and level. Walled village. Water
brackish, not bad. for cooking, and cattle, but-
unpleasant to man. Supplies none.
i
}- See Route No. 136, last 5 stages.
J Connects with Section III, Central Asian Routes
Daolatabad ...
17
• * •
Kala Agha Ha
17
• 1 ft
san.
17
Kala Nao
ft ft •
Shahe-i-Nao ...
17
ft ft •
19
Mashad-i-Reza
17
444
20
Kaeez
14
458
21
Kuhsan
21
479
22
Ghueian
25
504
23
zlndajan
13
517
24
Ab-i-Jalil
15
532
25
Heeat
11
543
No. 54.
Burujird to Karmanshah^ via Deh Pir %
Authority--^ ones.
No.
of
fitage.
Names of stages.
D istances.
in miles.
R bmaeks,
Inter
mediate.
Total.
1
D EH- P IB
48
• it
With a small part excepted, the whole of the road
was rough,^ rocky and difficult, which after the
first 18 miles, led through some rich plains of
grass 2 high, and here and there strips of
cultivation. One valley of very considerable ex
tent, called Hum, particularly attracted attention-

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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.

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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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