The Nuttall Encyclopedia
1, a river of W. Africa, that flows through Senegambia and discharges itself into the Atlantic at Bathurst after a course of more than 1400 m. into a splendid estuary which, in some parts, has a breadth of 27 m. but contracts to 2 m. at the seaward end; light craft can ascend as far as Barraconda, 400 m. from the mouth. 2. A British settlement lying along the banks of the Gambia as far as Georgetown, with a protectorate to Barraconda (pop. 50); it enjoys a separate government under a British administrator, and produces hides, cotton, rice, &c.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Gambia'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/g/gambia.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.