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'Military Report on the Arabian Shores of the Persian Gulf, Kuwait, Bahrein, Hasa, Qatar, Trucial Oman and Oman' [‎50] (64/226)

The record is made up of 1 volume (112 folios). It was created in 1933. 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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CHAP. II. GEOGHAPHY QATAR.
(h) On the west coast.
Name.
Position.
Remarks.
Whaiuf (4bu) .
j
i
About 1£ miles
south-west of
Ruwais. It is
difficult; to ap
proach from
seaward, being
fronted by a
reef 2j miles
broad which is
nearly dry at
low water.
About 70 families. Water
from well of Umm
Dha'an about 1| miles
inland.
(c) In the Interior.
8 . otherwi ? e sta ted, all the undermentioned places
ai e Bedouin camping grounds :
Name.
Adhbah .
Adham (Ummal)
Aqdah
Aros
Position.
9 miles south
west of Ruwais
and 6 from the
east coast.
18 miles south of
Ruwais and 8
from the west
coast.
4 miles south -
west of Khor
Shaqiq and 5
from the east
coast.
10 miles west-
south-west of
Khor Shaqiq
and 9 miles
from the east
coast.
Remarks.
5 masonry wells, 24
deep of good water.
ft.
Masonry well of good
water, 60 ft. deep.
Masonry well, only 12 ft.
deep, of good water.
Masonry lined well, 120 ft.
deep, of good water.

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The volume is Military Report on the Arabian Shores of the 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. , Kuwait, Bahrein, Hasa, Qatar, Trucial Oman and Oman (Calcutta: Government of India Press, 1933). The volume was produced by the General Staff, India. The place name Bahrain is rendered in the title and elsewhere in the volume in the spelling 'Bahrein'.

The volume contains information in separate sections for each of the places listed in the title under the following chapter headings:

  • I Historical (ff 8-14);
  • II Geography, Climate, Health (ff 15-54);
  • III Population (ff 54-67);
  • IV Water Supply; Resources (ff 68-70);
  • V Armed Forces (ff 70-75);
  • VI Aviation (ff 75-78);
  • VII Political (ff 79-81);
  • VIII Inter-Communication [wireless and telegraph] (ff 81-82);
  • IX Communications [land routes] (ff 83-98).

There are three appendices, which follow the same format:

  • I Currency, Weights and Measures (f 99-102);
  • II Landing Facilities - Maritime (ff 103-106);
  • III List of Maps (f 106).

The volume includes five maps of the region (ff 109-113).

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1 volume (112 folios)
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There is a list of contents on ff 6-7, which contains an inaccuracy in the title and number of the last chapter.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 113 on the last of the five maps inserted in a pocket attached to the back cover. The numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and appear 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. All five maps (ff 109, 110, 111, 112, 113) need to folded out to be examined. This is the system used to determine the sequence of pages in the volume.

Pagination: an original printed pagination sequence, numbered 2-198 appears between ff 8-106.

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'Military Report on the Arabian Shores of the Persian Gulf, Kuwait, Bahrein, Hasa, Qatar, Trucial Oman and Oman' [‎50] (64/226), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/MIL/17/15/141, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023509623.0x000042> [accessed 16 December 2019]

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