The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Or the Blue, or Great, River, the largest river in China and in the East; rises in the plateau of Tibet, and after a course of 3200 m., draining and irrigating great part of China by the way, falls by a wide estuary into the Yellow Sea, terminating near Shanghai; it has numerous tributaries, some of great length, and is of great value to the country as a waterway; it is navigable 1000 m. from its mouth, and at Hankow, 700 m. up, is a mile in width.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Yang-Tsze-Kiang'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/y/yang-tsze-kiang.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.