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'Report of Khan Bahadur Maula Bakhsh, Attaché to the Agent to the Governor General of India and Her Britannic Majesty's Consul-General for Khurasan and Sistan, on His Journey from Meshed to Quetta via Turbat-i-Haidari, Kain, Sistan, Kuh-i-Malik Siah and Nushki (7th April to 28th July 1898)' [‎11r] (26/156)

The record is made up of 1 volume (74 folios). It was created in 1898. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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CONTENTS.
XV
Subjects.
GEOGRAPHICAL— concluded.
Routes and llokvs—concluded.
Kelat rfisfrt'ctf—continued.
Road between Nushki and Kishingi
Road between Kishingi and Rodini . . .
Road between Rodini and Barak Kband ..»••••
Road between Barak Khand and Deb Malik (Kanak) ..•••••*
Road between Deb Malik (Kanak) and Girdi
Quetta district.
Road between Girdi and Quetta
Complete routes between Meshed and Quetta • ..••••*
Miscellaneous.
M, departure from Meehed on the afternoon of 7th April with the nece»»ry order, for the Go,,
ernors of and Sist&u.
Advance of money to Surgeon-Mujor Brazier Creagh hy the Deputy Governor of Si.tiu . .
The Indian Trader, joined me at Turuk on the 9th April 1898 and delayed me there for two
days.
Departure of my caravan from Turuk on 10th April 1898
Halts necessitated by the e.hausted condition of camel, and other cause, at Turbat-i-Haidari.
Jumand (TabasJ, Nugbab (Tubas), and Afnz (Kam).
My arrival at Birjand and interviews with the Chief of Kain ....
Prevalence of a virulent form of typhoid fever in some of the sub-districts of Kain.
Causes of about a week’s delay at
Some of my sources of information at Birjand ..•••"
Cause of my three days’ halt at Neb ... *
My trip to Si.tdn, arrival at N..iriWd, and exchange of visits with the Deputy Governor
Crossing the Sistan inundations in reed rafts
Hospital Assistant Abbas Ali joined me at Siahdb on the 11th June 1898
Halt necessitated at Hurmuk by the exhausted condition of camels
My arrival at Kuh-i-Malik Siah and departure from there towards Quetta on afternoon of 16th
June 1898.
Causes of the continuance of my diary after the date of my departure from Kuh i-Mahk
Siah.
Difficulties of transport compelled me to halt at Saindak for two days
Bad effects of trying journey through the Lut (desert) between S&indak and Amir Chah necessi-
tated two days’ halt at the latter place.
Detention of my caravan at Amir Chah for three days by a strong sandstorm
A day’s halt at Manzil necessitated by breaking down of camels for want of water at Shui Rig .
Halts at Miroi, Dal Bandin, and Nushkf necessitated by difficulties and arrangements in connec
tion with transport.
Loss and recovery of three of our loads and arrest of thief near Kani
Cause of a short march to Char Sar ..»•*•**
My caravan delayed at Rodini for one day by sudden death of 8 camels , . • •
Safp arrival nf all members of mv nartv at Quetta
Paragraphs in which
mentioned.
159 (J)
160
161
162 (a)
163
164
167
3
12(c)
14
17
23 (/), 29 (d),
32 (e) and 33 (J)
35 (c) and 35 (/)
49 (a)
35 (e)
35 (A)
54 (e)
66 and 57 (a), 72,
and 73
61 (6) and 66
104
110
112 (a) and 112 (c)
117
129
137 (c)
137 (*)
141
146 (c), 150 (c), and
158 (c)
149 and 150 (J)
153 (5)
160 (d)
165

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Report by Khan Bahadur Maula Bakhsh on his journey from Meshed to Quetta in 1898. The report starts with a description of the circumstances that gave rise to the journey and the preparations before departure (folios 12-17). The main body of the report consists of his account of the journey, written in diary form (folios 17-66). The last part of the report is formed of tables of data gathered during the journey (folios 67-72). The report contains information on distances, water, supplies, trade, human and physical geography, road conditions, and revenues.

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1 volume (74 folios)
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At the beginning of the volume is a table of contents arranged by subject with reference to the paragraph number.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 76; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

Pagination: the file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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'Report of Khan Bahadur Maula Bakhsh, Attaché to the Agent to the Governor General of India and Her Britannic Majesty's Consul-General for Khurasan and Sistan, on His Journey from Meshed to Quetta via Turbat-i-Haidari, Kain, Sistan, Kuh-i-Malik Siah and Nushki (7th April to 28th July 1898)' [‎11r] (26/156), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060432561.0x00001b> [accessed 20 May 2024]

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