'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. I'
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The record is made up of 1 volume (523 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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Volume I of III of the Gazetteer of Arabia. The Gazetteer is alphabetically-arranged and this volume contains entries A through to J.
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 (523 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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- English in Latin script
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- 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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- 1917 (CE, Gregorian)
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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. I', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/MIL/17/16/2/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/annos/search/81055/vdc_100023486087.0x000001> [accessed 4 April 2020]
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- 'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. I'
- front, back, spine, edge, head, tail, front-i, i-r:iv-v, 1:312, 312a:312d, 313:456, 456a:456f, 457:460, 460a:460f, 461:572, 572a:572f, 573:586, 586a:586f, 587:634, 634a:634f, 635:662, 662a:662f, 663:858, 858a:858f, 859:910, 910a:910f, 911:974, v-r:viii-v, back-i
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