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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1503] (576/688)

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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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R emarks.
Hasa (Bu)
10 miles west by
north of Lusail.
An oasis or Rodhah
It consists of about
300 acres of low
ground, very suitable
for sheep grazing.
The well of Luthail-
ah is in it. Shaikh
J a s i m - b i n - Thani
sometimes camps here.
Jadldah ..
4 miles south of Do-
hah and 6 from the
from the east coast.
A Bedouin camping
Indifferent water is
obtainable from a
large masonry well
4 fathoms in depth.
4 miles west of Hu-
wailah and imme
diately south ot
A masonary well, 3
fathoms deep, con
tains good water.
Jidad ('Ayun-al)
10 miles north-north
west of Khor Sha-
There- are 2 masonry
lined wells here
which are 3 fathoms
deep and contain in
different water.
6 miles south of Ru-
wais and 2 from the
west coast.
There are 6 masonry
land wells at this
place, 4 fathoms deep,
but the water is indif
Jimaliyah ,.
16 miles east-north-
east of the foot of
Dohat Faishshakh.
Good water is yielded
by a masonry lined
well 18 fathoms in
Half way between
Kara'anah and
There is a masonry
well of good water,
10 fathoms deep.
8 miles west of Hu-
Fairly good water is
obtainable here from
a masonry well 1
fathom deep.
23 miles east from
the foot of Dohat-
A stage on the route
from Hofuf in Hasa
to Dohah in Qatar.
There is a masonry
lined well here; it
yields good water, but
the depth is 25
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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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