'ROUTES IN PERSIA. SECTION III' [336v] (677/739)
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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Y azd to B eyaza, via Zarin and Hajialad*
Names of itages.
Connects with Section I.
Eoad quite level and good through out. Village
(15 houses). Water; few supplies. Hence
roads to Ardakan (42 miles) and Kharanak (63'
miles) with no villages.
North-east. At 11 miles is the Gudar Shur pass,
where the road divides. Road quite level with
Kuh Dumbhaft range on left and none on rio-ht
near. Water ; no supplies.
Road over hard plain with Si ah Kuh on left.
Hajiabad is between the Kuh Surkh and the
Siah Kuh. Ten houses ; water and few supplies.
North-west between hills, then north-east to turn
the Kuh Surkh; then north to Bejaza. Road
very good. See Index,
Y azd to K haf , via Chahardeh.
Authority — C hristie.
Names of stages.
irst 7 miles over sandy desert; range of rocky
hills on right. At 10 miles road stony. At 15
miles a rocky range of hills closes in on left to 1
mile ; those on right same distance. Here there
is a cistern of good water. At 21 miles pass
over a plain. Bread, grain and forage abundant;
Ascend by a steep winding road between rocks.
At 6 and 15 miles water. At the former place
(6 miles) a river-bed winding between a high
range running east and west. At Rizab grain
forage, and bad water.
For first 10 miles as far as Surklian, the road
is narrow, and winds over two small hills. Moun-
tains on ieft, close. Range on right, distant 5
n e 2*- j Surkhan cultivation and supplies of
a kinds ; good water. Allahabad is a small
village, but has water and grain.
At 9 miles water. The range on the left recedes.
See Route No. 240, stage 4.
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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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