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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1084] (121/688)

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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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Bar ley ~j
Value in
of rupees.
Smuggle! from Persia by sailing boat. More than
half the quantity was re-exported to 'Iraq
and the Arabian coast, being divided in to
about equal proportions between the two.
By steamers from India and America in the propor
tion of three-quarters and one-quarter respectively.
The Brazilian coffee from America, which is of
recent introduction, has not as yet found any sale
in Kajd, and the Indian is still preferred even at
Kuwait. Some Arabian coffee for private consump
tion, not for sale, is brought from Aden, etc., by
owners of native sailing vessels.
All by sailing vessels, three-fourths from Persia and
one-fourth from 'Iraq.
By steamer; three-quarters came from Germany and
one-quarter from India.
It is said that the bulk of the rice, wheat, coffee and barley, and of the baled piece-woods
such as cheap Mexicans, are not consumed at Kuwait but have Najd for their destination.
The total value of export in 1905-06 was only Rs. 11,54,322 and the table of valuable
exports and re-exports is consequently a short one ; it is as follows
Wet dates
in lakhs
of rupees.
A re-export; see table of imports.
Ditto ditto.
These all went to India.
These were a re-export, as noted in the table of
This is a true export and all went to Bahrain.
Besides these commodities there is a small exnnrf nf • j .
and of horses to India ; but the horse Se o? North ^
now to have been diverted, or rather to have returned to Basrah ^ — i t SeemS
It would be imprudent to base any general conclusion! nn fT ; * ts ° rig T 1 POrt -
the first for which complete figures have been a vail a hi n l 10sfcatl ^ fclC3 of a sln g le year,
that the volume of imports is evidently much neater than th 1''t lntorest ^ ob3e " e
a two-fold explanation is admissible ■ first that°while K ' exports. Of this fact
Najd and to some extent 'Iraq and Peraia aL a3 a p,ace oI im P ort
poor and sparsely populated tract which is politicly dependSn it'; i^or 0 ^:

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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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