The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Capital and chief port of British Burmah, situated 20 m. inland from the Gulf of Martaban, on the Hlaing or Rangoon River, the eastmost of the delta streams of the Irrawaddy; British since 1852; a well-appointed city of modern appearance, strongly fortified; contains the famous Shway-Dagon pagoda erected in the 6th century B.C.; has extensive docks, and negotiates the vast bulk of Burmese exports and imports; the former include teak, gums, spices, and rice.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Rangoon'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/r/rangoon.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.