The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A city 150 m. NE. of Calcutta, on a branch of the Brahmaputra, once the capital of Bengal, and a centre of Mohammedanism; famous at one time for its muslins; the remains of its former grandeur are found scattered up and down the environs and half buried in the jungle; it is also the name of a district (2,420), well watered, both for cultivation and commerce.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Dacca'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/dacca.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.