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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)' [‎17v] (39/156)

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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REPORT OF KHAN BAHADUR MAULA BAKHsH
8th and 9th April 1898.
Turufz — halt.
14. It was arranged that the Indian traders should join me here early
The Indian traders joined me at Turuk on the 0n DlOrilin" of the 8tll, blit they did
9th Apr,! 169S and thus delayed m, there tot two not turn up till the afternoon of the 9th,
n, . . , , . haring been delayed unavoidably at
Me, bed to settle their accounts. I had, therefore, to halt at Turuk for two
days much against my will in order to give them time to join me and to enable
mv Imrmr'thdMl Camelm ® n lo C0 “plete their equipment, as I discovered to
my honor that their camel-gear was incomplete, and that they had brought an
on tTol ° f 101,68 With them f0 “- the l0ads "' Mch procurable
15. The caravansarais and the village of Turuk are endowed to the shrine
Turuk (village). of Imam Reza at Meshed
formerly customs oontraetcwand Iteglar M
per'annum .^ 8 ' 1 8nd th ° Usa “^ kb ^ oi ^ <§’ wheat and 4 haTyt
o UN DAY, IUTH APRIL 1898.
16. Gumbad-i-dardz (village}'.
Distance, 19 miJes.
Water, good.
Sup^dies procurable.
17. The traders having arrived and the camelmen having completed
ApriiTsgT ' 6 ° f “ y caravan from Turukon 10th t ^r ir gear ? we matle a move from turuk
18. There are two roads leading from Turuk towards Sharifdbad. These
Koads between Turuk and Sharifabad. r ° a(ls branch off at a distance of about
Turuk, one goin^ to the rio-ht nrul fL ^ ^fi ^ tIle caravansarai of
upper road and the lower road,^Mpectively . 1 t0 ^ are call ®d the
(o) The upper road is the main highway to Teheran. It is at present
The upper road between Turuk and Sharifabad. U . SG . d b 7 a11 Pilgrims and travellers whether
driving in carriages or carts • Lnf '+ 1C ^ n ^ °i l [ 10 I rses » donkeys or camels, or
and descents, it is not, in its present stetewd^fitted i P3SSe , s) stee P asc ents
quently travellers driving in carriages f Wheel ® d traffio - C «^-
kotuls while during the winter when’snow is on the < 0 " " and ' va,k acr oss the
passable for vehicles. Sometimes tmvplWa ° r ^ ^ound the road is im-
storms when crossing the pass and lose their W ^ ° Vei ' taken with s “ow-
c™i!Lfo! K Gt n ’ M rf ir ^' WaZdreh ’ the Postmaster-
Meshed. ““ ™ e rin . nd General of Khurasdn, was granted a eon
1S94 to improve the existing road andtornn b ' V the Fe . rsiaa Government in
Meshed with right to levy toll from people usine'tlff and
t orm a company to raise the necessary capital bu/havinn f d 'i ,® e ^‘“ded to
o do so has given up the project i'o/the present TherL ^ “ ‘ US attem Pts
have as yet been carried out,'and the road from no improvements
aisr “•““-v ^
“ tuins t0 t,le le ft after it branches off from tlm
The lower road between Turuk and Meshed. Toad at about half a mile W™ f l f T
caravansarai of Turuk If ; he
uiur. goes past a

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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)' [‎17v] (39/156), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060432561.0x000028> [accessed 5 March 2024]

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