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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1504] (577/688)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (341 folios). It was created in 1917. 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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9 miles south by east
of Huwailah and 8
from the east coast.
2 miles south of Zu-
barah and 1 from
the west coast.
19 miles south-west
of Khor Shaqiq and
16 from the east
9 miles north-north-
east of the foot of
Dohat-as-Salwa and
two from the west
10 miles north-west
of Khor Shaqiq.
20 miles south of
D5hah and 6 from
the east coast, be
tween Naqiyan and
11 miles north-east
of the foot of Dohat-
as-Salwa and 6 from
the west coast.
14 miles south by
east of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and
5 from the west
12 miles north-north
west of Dohat and
4 from the east
7 miles south west of
the foot of Dohat
Faishshakh and 8
from the west coast.
A Bedouin camping
There is a masonry well
of 7 fathoms depth,
containing good water.
There is a lined well at
this place only 1
fathom deep, but the
water is bitter.
Good water is obtain
able here from a
masonry lined well,
15 fathoms deep.
There is a masonry
well, 11 fathoms deep,
of bad water.
There is a tower here,
also a masonry well
4 fathoms deep of
indifferent water.
A masonry well here,
27 fathoms deep, con
tains good water.
There is good water
at 18 fathoms in a
masonry well.
A masonry well, 5
fathoms deep, sup
plies good water.
This station has 2
unlined wells, 5
fathoms deep, of in
different water.
Here is a Masonry
of good water, 10
fathoms deep.

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Volume II of III of the Gazetteer of Arabia. The Gazetteer is alphabetically-arranged and this volume contains entries K through to R.

The Gazetteer is an alphabetically-arranged compendium of the tribes, clans and geographical features (including towns, villages, lakes, mountains and wells) of Arabia that is contained within three seperate bound volumes. The entries range from short descriptions of one or two sentences to longer entries of several pages for places such as Iraq and Yemen.

A brief introduction states that the gazetteer was originally intended to deal with the whole of Arabia, "south of a line drawn from the head of the Gulf of 'Aqabah, through Ma'an, to Abu Kamal on the Euphrates, and to include Baghdad and Basrah Wilayats" and notes that before the gazetteer could be completed its publication was postponed and that therefore the three volumes that now form this file simply contain "as much of the MSS. [manuscript] as was ready at the time". It further notes that the contents have not been checked.

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1 volume (341 folios)
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Foliation: This volume's foliation system is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio.

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