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'ROUTES IN PERSIA. SECTION III' [‎354v] (713/739)

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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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650
No. 2i7— contd.
zindjan to Sakiz^ vid Nasirahad and Sabil.
No.
of
stage.
Names of stages.
D istances
in miles.
Interme
diate.
Total.
S abil
24
129
Bemabs?.
are
remainiDg
bank of
a range
eountrj^
Ws.—Pathway right front leading to villaee
AliaDad seen on a iow hill. 6
1 hour. Pathway right leading to village Aliahad
1 mile right, not visible from road. '
, r!g ^ ^ ont ' villa ^ e Hasilahad
(Gnlbulakh), 1 mile distant. In front, vjlW
Khushmukham. ®
2\ hours. —Crosses small stream.
^ Reached villnge Khushmukham, about
60 houses and a white ziarat. Kuins of a mud
residence here. There is also here a fairly res
pectable brickhouse belonging to the owner of
the village. The village is situated on the top of
a low hill, at the foot of which is a large planta
tion of poplars, and a stream flowing west to
east. ^ From here there are two roads; route to
the right which following up the left
the stream. To the east-north-east
of low mountains. The
flat-topped hills.
41 hours.—Rwoh village Jafarabad, about 40
houses ; plantations of poplars. From here twa
roads ; right is taken.
5^ hours. Village Khizalbulakh, about 50 houses-
and plantations. After leaving this village, road
bends more north towards the hills, and the
stream is left here.
Reach brow of a low hill and begin to
descend slightly into another large similar plain.
To right front about 4 miles distant are the
mountains. On the top of the nearest peak is a
small ziarut. At the foot of the mountains is
village Alaf ash and a few orchards, and 3 miles
from this is the village Sabil, about 60 houses
and spring of water.
7 hours. —Reach village Sabil.
After leaving the village, direction 320°, road goes
down a narrow swampy valley ; low hills on both
sides ; road good and hard, having drains on each
side.
\hour. Road branching off to left to village.
if Aowr5.~-Road branches off to left to small village
Kala Safed, 2 miles.
11 --Village on left Haji Bawa, about 30 hut
and mud residences.
5} Reach village Takantapa, about 70
nouses and a small bazaar.
Ihe village is situated in a valley, a little further
down which is a large plantation of poplars,
ses hi ough the village and crosses the stream

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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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