Crochey, Krotchey Bay, Caranjee, Koratchey, Currachee, Kurrachee & Kar√°ch√≠
, are only a few of its many appellations and ways of spelling, the last being the official one, according to the Imperial Gazetteer of India, but it does not appear to have been, by any means generally adopted up to the present time.
The penultimate of the above names, Kurrachee, is most frequently found in domestic, mercantile, and even in official correspondence, but in its use there are many anomalies.
For instance: there is a Chamber of Commerce of Kurrachee, the annual reports of which are stated on the title-page to have been printed at Kar√°ch√≠; the Superintendent of the Scinde, Punjaub and Delhi at Kar√°ch√≠, but dates his letter from Kurrachee; and the Government of India, in a Report on the Internal Trade of the Punjab, adopts the reformed spelling in writing of the district, but calls the Port of Sind Kurrachee.
Note: I found this old book called Kurrachee Past, Present & Future written by Alexander F. Baillie and published in Calcutta in 1890 and Reprinted in Pakistan in 1975. So I will be sharing some excerpts from the book everyone once in a while.