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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)' [‎19v] (43/156)

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 MAD LA BAKHSH
Between Hashmatabad and Rubat-i-Sangi the road is good.
From Rubat-i-Sangi there is a gradual ascent to the village of Khumari.
• From near the village of Khumari where the ascent of the pass (Gudalr-
i-Khumari) begins it took camels fully an hour to get up to the top of tha
pass which is marked by a stone watch tower.
, The descent from the top of the pass to the Kubat (caravansarai) of
Kami also took the camels about an hour.
(d) The Rabat or caravansarai of Kami which is situated below the pass
Rnbit.i-Kdmi, ’ s a o 00( l strong structure which was con-
• structed only a few years ago.
(e) The village of Kami is in two parts called Kami-i-Baia and Kami-
i-Pain (upper and lower Kami).
Kami-i-Bala is situated near the Rubat and contains only a few houses.
(/) Kami-i-Pain is situated about half a mile below Kdmi-i-Balaand con-
tains about forty houses.
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23. Turbat-i-Uaidari [town).
Time taken by laden camels, 7} hours (9-15 A.u. to 5 p.m.).
Distance, 15 miles.
Water, good.
Supplies plentiful.
(а) After leaving Kami-i-Pdin we crossed a small easy kotal at about
Kaia-i-Nau. t] } 0 iojirt .1 mile and passed a small village
^l^nile) which is situate ^
( б ) The town of Turbat-i-Haidari contains five caravansarais, seven baths
Town of Turbat-i-Haidari. 1 >ree mosques, one college, and about 400
shops at present.
has c^fr^inS^ tTfla^t “arf ^
families, P or about S.OOOMulsfThde^h? environs mTs VI “ ontain , about 2 .000
families, or about 2,000 souls. n§ 6 Said to contaiIi about 500
Kh T U U rS[* i ' Haidari iS an im P° rtant trade centre in
^Russian Armenian trade firms at Tnrbat-i-Hai-
(c) lurbat-i-Haidari is an important
tiade centre in Khurasan.
(d) There are agencies of five Russian
to “.“£ 7 .“'“ totoblished
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tumans 0 1116 ° f a Camel from Turbat-i-Haidari to Ashkabad is five

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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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