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'ROUTES IN PERSIA. SECTION III' [‎98v] (201/739)

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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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142
No. 79.
I sfahan to K armanshah, via Kukh, Ilissar, Daolatabad y Kangawar and
Besitun,
F loyees; M ackenzie; J ones.
No.
of
•tage.
#
D istances
in miles.
Names of staget.
Interme
diate,
Total.
K bmakks.
1
AiN-i-SHiEWiiisr...
8
Over a flat plain. At-Ain-i-Sliirwan there is a fine
large caravansarai.
2
C halisja oe
C hal-i -S iah.
13
21
The road winds along the plain at the foot of the
Kuh Salah, while on the right is a broad plain
studded with villages. Chal-i-Siah stands in the
middle of a wide shingly plain. Water from
Jcanats, No supplies procurable.
3
D eh H ak
37
68
Cross low broken hills to Deh Hak, a large village
with a ruinous earavansarai. On the road pasa
through Huseni. Water from springs. Sup
plies plentiful. Cf. Route No. 80, stage 6.
4
D ub
18
76
Over level plains intersected by low ridges to Duiv
a village of 1,000 houses, Water from springs.
Supplies scarce.
6
K ukh
21
97
Through open but hilly country. Kukh is a
large village of 1,000 houses. Water from
kanats. Many villages around and supplies
plentiful. Cf. Route No. 80, stage 8.
6
K homai
21
118
Through 5 miles of cultivation ; then across a
river, 150 yards wide and 5' deep, by a stone
bridge of five arches ; then up Hasan Falak moun
tain.
7
K hueamabad
(in K amaea).
30
148
By a mountainous road to the small and dirty
village of Khuramabad ; no caravansarai. Water
from springs.
8
A mueat ...
12
160
Up a broad valley between low hills to Amurat
where there are trees, gardens, and good houses ;
altitude 6,4i0'. Water from springs. Supplies
procurable.
9
H issae
18
178
Down a cultivated valley, about 5 miles broad.
Water from a small stream. Supplies procurable.
10
P aei
30
208
i Over a cultivated plain ; strike the telegraph
line to Baghdad ; follow this and pass numerous
villages. At Pari there is a post-house.

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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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