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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1510] (583/688)

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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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Sakhamah
Sarriyah
Shaqab
13th miles south-
south-west of Khor
Shaqiq and 5 west
of Lusail.
4 miles south-west
of Fuwairat.
15 miles north
wards from the
foot of Dohat-as-
Salwa and 2
miles from the west
coast.
10 miles south-
south-east of
Ruwais and 7
from the east
coast.
7 miles west of
Dohah and a
little north-east
of Maraikh.
A spot with a garden
of about 4 acres en-
closd by a neat, low
wall ol mud and
bordered on all
sides by a line of
tamarisk trees.
A fort with a mason
ry well, 6 fathoms
deep, containing
good water.
The garden was laid
out a few years ago
by Jasim-bi-Thani,
the principal Shaikh
in Qatar; it contains
about 300 date palms,
some pomegranate
trees, and cultivation
of lucerne. Irriga
tion is from 8 large
masonry wells, 7
fathoms deep, each
of which is worked
by a pair of donkeys.
There are quarters
for the gardeners,
who are all negroes ;
also a small rest
house for the Shaikh
which, having a roof
less tower, appears to
have (but has not) an
upper storey.
The fort was originally
built by the
Ma'adhid, but
they allowed it to
fall into disrepair.
It is now held by the
Al Bu Kuwarah of
Fuwairat in order
to protect their water
supply.
A Bedouin camping There is an unlined
ground. — " 1 ...
Ditto
Ditto
well here, 1 fathom
deep, which contains
indifferent water.
Here is a masonry
well of good water,
6 fathoms deep.
There is a fort here
with a masonry well,
6 fathoms deep, of
good water inside; it
is on the way from
Dohah to Wajbah.
Remarks.
QATAR
Name.
Position.
Nature.

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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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