The Nuttall Encyclopedia
In the Eastern Soudan, 220 m. SW. of Khartoum, is the capital of Kordofan; was the scene in November 1883 of the annihilation by the forces of the Mahdi, after three days' fighting, of an Egyptian army under Hicks Pasha and other English officers; its trade consists of ivory, gold, feathers, and gum.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Obeid'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/o/obeid.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.