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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1500] (573/688)

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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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'Awainat Hasan
Awaisah (Abu)
Bahath (Sabakh-
Busaiyir Bin-
8 miles south-east
of Ruwais and 5
from the east coast.
11 miles west of the
foot of Dohat
Faishshakh, and 1
mile from the sea
at Ras Ghariyat
10 miles south-south
east of Ruwais t and
5 from the east
2 to 3 miles inland
from the west coast,
beginning from a
point 14 miles
north of the foot of
D6hat-as-Salwa and
running up into
Ras Aburuk be
tween Dohat-al-
Hasain and the sea.
21 miles south-west
of Khor Shaqiq and
15 miles from east
25 miles west by
north of Dohah.
19 miles north-east
from the foot of
Dohat Faishshakh
and 12J from the
west coast.
R emarks.
which the villagers of
Sumaismah and
Dha'ain obtain their
A Bedouin camping Here is a small masonry
A marshy tract
A Bedouin
A Bedouin camping
well of good water, 4
fathoms deep.
Good water is obtain
able here from a
masonry lined well, 8
fathoms deep.
There is a masonry well
of good water, i
fathoms deep.
This swamp is about 20
miles in length from
south to north with a
breadth varying from
2 to 4 miles. Parts
of it are dangerous to
travellers. About 1
mile from the south
end, at 4 miles from
the sea, are some 10
wells of indifferent
water which have
given their name to
the whole Sabakhah ;
they are of dry stone
masonry and their
depth is 1£ fathoms.
Here is a masonry well
of good water, 27
fathoms deep.
There is a masonry
well, 27 fathoms deep,
which contains good
This camp has a
masonry well o£ good
water, which is 8
fathoms deep.

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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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