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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1045] (82/688)

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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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KHARJ 1045
Dhabai'ah (Umm)
Some miles south of
A Khabrah.
Dilam ..
About 50 miles south
by east of Riyadh, 30
miles east by south
of Hariq town, and
35 miles east-north
east of Hautah town.
See article Dilam.
Not far from Dilam,
direction south-west.
An abandoned Qasr
There are wells by
means of which
some cultivation is
carried on in favour
able years by agri
culturists from
' Dilam.
Farjan ('Ain)
To the west of Zamai-
A spring which for
merly sent out a
stream, but now
nearly dry.
This spring belonged
originally to the
Farjan sub-dvision
of the Dawasir,
but it was seized by
the Wahhabi Amir
after the with
drawal of the Egyp
tians from Najd.
Farzan ('AirO
Rises about 8 miles
west of Dilam.
A flowing stream,
said to be the pro
perty of the Wah-
habi Amir.
This rivulet loses
much of its volume
on its way through
sandy ground to
Dilam. Its water
is used for all crops
by the cultivators of
Dilam, and the
people of Sulaimiyah
and Yamamah are
able to irrigate
their corn fields from
it, but it does not
reach their date
groves. The inhabit
ants of NaVjan de
rive no benefit from
About 3 miles north
of the date groves
of Dilam.
A stretch of culti
vated ground.
There was a Qasr here,
but it is now ruined
and deserted.

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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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