Gazetter of the Dera Ghazi Khan District 1893-97
The period fixed by the Punjab Government for the compilation of the Gazetteer· of the Province being limited to twelve months, the Editor has not been able to prepare any original matter for the present work; and his duties have been confined to throwing the already existing material into shape, supplementing it as far as possible by contributions obtained from District Officers, passing the draft through the. Press, circulating it for revision, altering it in accordance with the corrections and .suggestions of revising officers, and printing and issuing the final edition. The material available in print for the Gazetteer of this district consisted of the Settlement reports, and a draft Gazetteer compiled between 1870 and 1874 by Mr. F. Cunningham, Barrister -at-Law. Notes on certain points have been supplied by District Officers; while the report on the Census of 1881 has been utilized. Of the present volume, Section A of Chapter V (General Administration), and the whole of Chapter VI (Towns), have been for the most part supplied by the Deputy Commissioner; section A of Chapter III (Statistics of Population) has been taken from the Census Report; while here and there passages have been extracted from Mr. Cunningham's compilation already referred to. But with these exceptions, the great mass. of the text has been taken almost, if not quite verbally from Mr. Fryer's Settlement Report of the district. The-draft edition of this Gazetteer has been revised by Messrs. Fryer, Gladstone and Douie, and by the Irrigation Department so far as regards the canals of the district. The Deputy Commissioner is responsible for the spelling of vernacular names, which has been fixed throughout by him in accordance with the prescribed system of transliteration.