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'ROUTES IN PERSIA. SECTION III' [‎139v] (283/739)

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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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224
No. 126.
Kuchan to Daragaz, via La wand
Authority.
No.
of
Itage.
Distancis
xir miles.
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BBU1BX0.
Names of Btages.
[nterme-
diate.
Total.
1
Imamqulx
18
18
N. N. W. Koad for first 3 miles to Zobaran Pass
over low hills. After crossing this enter the
plateau of Daulatkhana, and continue across it to
12J miles when the low ridge of Ahmuli is cross
ed by a good road. Beyond this road goes over
the Katirchi plateau, crossing a low ridge at 17
miles. Imamguli is a village of 60 houses on a
stream. Supplies procurable.
3
duiltjkflab
20
38
Road S. over steep undulations to wide undulating
valley of Zublilig, draining N. into the Durungar
stream. Then cross a low easy ridge. At 6i
miles pass Chuinli, 20 families, Marjanlu Kurds.
Beyond that, over a low gap in the Chuinli
ridge, and N. over bare open downs to crest of
Dawand Pass. Thence descent of 900' in 2 m
miles; road passable for wheels, but narrow and
commanded by rocky heights. Road fairly good
and descent for most part easy. At 10^ miles
reach foot of Dawand Pass and continue N. down
a narrow rocky glen. At 16 miles cross stream
issuing from narrow gorge on left through which
lies a road to Shorak and Durbadam, villages of
Kabushan, distant § farsakhs. Continually fol
lowing the glen, reach at 20 miles the gardens and
hamlets of Durungar-i-Rurdi, four hamlets of 20
to 25 houses each of Kaikanlu Kurds. Supplies
ample. A road to Kalta Chenar and Anan leads
off N. W. from village up a narrow glen.
3
N ukhinpah
24
62
After 1 mile valley bends sharp to S. E. Beyond
this road lies over the Kuh-Asilma and S. E.
down a glen. At 16 miles, after passing through
narrow gap in mountains, reach Sang Surkh,
situated on a spur on right bank of stream, and
closing a pass leading from the Akhal settlements
on the Atrak. Thence, direction E. S. E. down
valley of stream, which is 1 mile wide. Near
Zainadili the valley bends E. and the road skirts
the right flank of the Kuh Kohchar, a spur from
which runs out into the plains at I83 miles.
Thence S. E. across wide open cultivated plain to
Nuandan, situated amidst gardens and vineyards.
The following villages passed en route at 5^
miles, Durangar Turki, 15 houses ; at 7 3 miles.
Sang Surkh ; at 11| miles, Zainadili, 15 houses,
at 14. miles, Shakanlu, 20"houses ; at 18J miles,
Faiz Ali Beg, 20 houses ; at 20J miles, Zulfan,

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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)
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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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