The Nuttall Encyclopedia
7 to 10), an oasis and town in Africa, situated in the SW. corner of Tripoli, on the N. border of the Sahara; the fertility of the oasis is due to hot springs, from which the place takes its name; high walls protect the soil and the fruit of it, which is abundant, from sand-storms; it is an entrepôt for trade with the interior; the inhabitants are Berber Mohammedans.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Gadames'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/g/gadames.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.