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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎121v] (241/286)

The record is made up of 1 volume (140 folios). It was created in 1904. 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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110 miles from Koweit In liis map he locales it almost due west of Koweit
hut only about 50 miles distant : be shews the Koweit, Basra, Medina and*
Mecca caravan routes as meeting there. In another place he mentions that
Sheikh of Koweit claims possession, though lie has never received tribnfA If
liafr is a well 35 fathoms deep. ' '
; —Small fort near shore 3 miles south (?) of Fanaitis
with a few date-trees and wells of good water. It is under Sheikh of Koweit
and some horses are shipped from here to India. People are herdsmen
cultivators. auu
ITEZAIM.—Halting place 3 marches from Koweit on route to Katif.
UIER.—Is this another name of the Delaa-ed-Delaa hills ?
-n nUWAJII^-lrib 0 num l5<?ring 1,5011 men, predominant along 1 coast fmm
Ras Mishaab to Shiaiba. Can these be same as 13eni Hajir of sub-section B ?
westlfsalplfoon~ LarSeWI1 ' f0rmingaCal,ital distance
1 f^ IIA ^ A, ~ y ^ la § e ; (1) Si tuafed at extreme west end of Koweit Bav
about lo miles west of Koweit town and some 1,200 yards inland from n i
water-mark. (2) Three miles to the north is a lo^ sandstoL ridge, exTend!^
west and east, tlnoagh gap in which runs route to Basra ; while to south. wp J
is undulating country covered in spring with grass and flowers but rlo f
ute of water. In 1863 Jal.ara consisted o B f 3 large enelosures a t '
dozen small gardens, with about 200 acres of barley outside them T if .
(190 2 awel -buUt village of sun-dried bricks witlfa cScumferace of ahoJI
2 miles. Iheie are outlying patches of cultiration round the walls mrl m
enclosures contei nin* wheati date . tre e St Iuceme> taZisk ete ^r,ou?dS
by mud-walls 2 to 3 feet thick and 8 or 10 feet high. The place is saW tn f
healthy, and the air dry like that of Baghdad. (I) There is an old W ;
repairon the western frontage of the Tillage, as we 1 as a new one built bv
present Sheikh, clear of the south-eastern end of the villa", 10
untenable if attacked by force with artillorv nnlcQB ,l,.f ,D a f l " Ould ho
more extended scale than at prelnt IftM ^ on
would have to be eccnp^ed bTr/cndts nlad ^ t J l\ COm - ra \ nd P 1 ' 1116
ships could not effectively co operate in defence • if niti I ?, ay IS al an<1
assailaut< would not come under fire at all 'Pm-ml-.r U<T0 ' or ? south-west
1863 and is 200 to 300 now (5 (6 Tr'ni ' 1 P JT about 100
fed on lucerne for shipment to Bombay. (7) In J863 theroworc'flo"!- 18 ? 3 ] aml
and plenty of water. There were a dozen small welfs of ^oofl ^ t ?eP
water on a patch of white ground south of village. In 1902 most of t iu?
vated enclosures contained their own welk but (|,„ 1'! st oi tlie culfl -
fit only for irrigation. Sheikh considers Jaha4 cssentia^to'
hemg the only localitv with inv norinnU.: 'i ? m .!. to Ko weit, as
Besides being a valuable source of ^nni ^ ca P a ^ lll ties or resources,
it is a favourite gra^in^ ground in thp w'nt. ^ rain li ^ ort '\^ ej dates, etc.,
who own allegiance to Koweit. (S) (9) (in) montlls of tll e Bedouins
place would entail great loss of nresti^ fn ll 'f temporary evacuation of the
damage which might bTdone^t^ ^ fwm Permanent
the owners of Jahara. Sheikh was in l^f or*' ' ie ^. Ulns ^ould go over to
son from Jabara even for effective defence oUWit 11^° n - it !' d , raw
-^ment of .kathaC^leh"^ ^
0f "ITNI ub foS' b a f0un . d in D0Wdiag,S KoweitSs!) diagram
from wtul ( ?£r ACCOrdlnS t0 PelI - V ' the S-eral name of the country
about 15 '"'Ics^nYxten^Pearkare^s^iecffor's(f of Kubbar.
KABETN CKirniM n • doubtless it is hard in parts,
miles south of Koiveit and 3 horrr'sonuT^/T k "/ S0m0 i e ' cte,lt ' about 45
^eTam^- ^ ™ ^
47' east. 21 miles smUb.cas^ot Kubbar" '^tef cablf and

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The volume is Part II Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Gazetteer, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf (Simla: G C Press, 1904).

The volume contains notes, followed by subsections on Trucial Chiefs' Territory, Katar [Qatar], Bahrein [Bahrain], Hasa, and Koweit [Kuwait]. The volume is a geographical and descriptive gazetteer, giving information on alphabetically-listed places in each of the territories in question.

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1 volume (140 folios)

There is a table of contents on the title page of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover, and terminates at 142 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. A printed pagination system also runs intermittently throughout the volume.

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