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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1506] (579/688)

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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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1506
QATAR
Position.
13 miles south by
east of Dohah and
3 from the east
coast.
9 miles west by
south of Dohah.
4 miles north-west
of Dohah and 2
from the east
coast.
8 miles south-south
east of Huwailah
and 7 from the east
coast.
14 miles north-west
of Dohah and 10
from the east coast.
6 miles south-east
of Huwailah and 3
from the east coast.
7 miles south of
Dohah and 8 from
the east coast.
Nature. R emarks.
A well here was re-
lined with masonry
by the Sudan tribe
in 1905. It is 4
fathoms deep and
the water brackish.
Here is a masonry
well, 2 fathoms deep,
of good water.
A masonry well, 3 fa
thoms deep, yields
good water. There is
also some cultivation
including dates; it
is enclosed by a wall
and belongs to Jasim-
bin-Thani, the most
influential Shaikh in
Qatar.
There are 9 unlined
wells of fairly good
water; they are 1
fathom deep.
There is a masonry
well, 7 fathoms deep,
which yields good
water. There are
trees, but cultivation
is wanting, notwith
standing the name.
Do., but the depth
in this case is 1£
fathoms.
There are about 10
unlined wells, 1|
fathoms deep, of
good water. This is
the spot where Tur
kish troops were cut
up in February 1893,
when the Wali of
Basrah visited
Dohah.

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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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English in Latin script
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