'ROUTES IN PERSIA. SECTION III' [292r] (588/739)
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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T ehran to H amadan, vid Alishakhaz, Sagziahad and Awah,
Authority — C ampbell.
Names of stages.
Road good, through fine, well-watered and cultiva
ted country. Half-way cross narrow stream, and
at 15 miles a deep and abrupt ravine.
Koad good, over fine level plain. Cross a few
watercourses, but no rivers, and pass several ruin
ed villages. It has a small mud fort.
Eoad goes over a fine level plain, and is hard and
good. A large village.
Small village. First part of road hard and good,
the last apt to become muddy. Pass several
ruined villages, and cross some watercourses.
A village. The road is hard and good.
The road goes under several ranges of hills, from
whence many streams of water issue. A village.
Road goes through two narrow ranges of hills.
Cross the Kara Kum river in two or three places,
A good-sized village. %
Road lies through two ranges of hills. A small
village, with others near.
Road pretty good and level through an open coun»
try. Cross a stream near the village.
Road good. This is a large village. Cf. Eout©
No. 193, stage 5.
The road is pretty good.
The road is very good. See Index.
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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)
The volume contains an alphabetical cross index (folios 6-17), and an alphabetical index to names of places (folios 18-25).
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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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