An Account of the British Settlement of Aden in Arabia
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The following monograph has been prepared at the request of Dr. W. W. Hunter, Director-General of Statistics to the Government of India, and so far as the local circumstances of Aden permitted, upon the general plan drawn up by him for all India.
Since the publication of the History of Yemen by Captain Playfair in 1859, no account of the Settlement of Aden, beyond the yearly Administration Reports, has been written, and it is hoped that this compilation will be found useful if not interesting.
Several subjects have been treated very cursorily owing to the absence of reliable data, but this very incompleteness will serve a purpose, if thereby the investigation be induced of matters which have been briefly or imperfectly noticed.
Several officers and gentlemen have afforded assistance in collecting materials, and it is desired here to fully recognise the obligation due to them for their valuable co-operation.
The compilation has been prepared in the intervals of current duties, and it is entirely due to the consideration shown the compiler by Brigadier-General Schneider, the Political Resident, that any measure of success has been attained.
The work has been divided into six parts, and it may not be amiss to say a few words regarding each.
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Page 13 - They are extremely fantastic in their shapes ; some are formed by a dike being built across the gorge of a valley ; in others the soil in front of a re-entering angle on the hill has been removed and a salient angle or curve of masonry built in front of it; while every feature of the adjacent rocks has been taken advantage of and connected by small aqueducts, to insure no water being lost. The overflow of one tank has been conducted into the succeeding one, and thus a complete chain has been formed...
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Page 3 - During the remainder of the year, hot sandy winds, known as shamal, or north, indicating the direction from which they come, prevail within the crater, but on the western or Steamer Point side, the breezes coming directly off the sea are fairly cool.
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Page 11 - Saad-ad-dJn, near Zaila; in Kotto in the Bay of Amphilla ; and in Dhalak Island near Massowah. Those in Aden are about fifty in number, and if entirely cleared out would have an aggregate capacity of nearly thirty million imperial gallons. There is no certain record of the construction of these reservoirs, but it is probable that they were first commenced about the second Persian invasion of Yemen in...