The old Drug District Gazetteer under the Central Provinces District Gazetteers series was first compiled by A. E. Nelson, I.C.S. It was published in two volumes. The Volume 'A' (Text) was published in the year 1910 while Volume 'B' containing statistical tables from 1891-1926 in the year 1928. In the present Reprint both the volumes have been combined. It is the most important and renowned source of information.