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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)' [‎20v] (45/156)

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 BAKTJSH
The imports from Afghanistan (Herat, Ghurian, Sabzawar, and Parah
districts) during the year 1897-98 were as follows :—
Kharwars.
Tumans
per kharwar.
Wool .

. 4,000 @
46 =
Clarified butter •

. 700 @
70 =
Rice (coarse)

. 500 @
12 =
Hides

• • •
• •
184 000 Ex P or ted to Russian
’ territory,
49,000
6,000
16,000
Total Imports from Afghanistan, Tumans . 255,000
The exports to Afghanistan consisted of Russian piece goods and su^ar
and Indian piece goods, tea, spices, and indigo. They were valued altogether
at abou, Inmans -56,000, the British goods amounting to Tumans 65 000 and
Russian goods to Tumans 191,000. n s oo,uuu and
Hie total of imports from and exports to all foreign countries ovo ™ i
higher than those of the previous year, the figures having been swelled bv^? 1
opening of the roads which were closed last year by the Russians on V +!! e
prevention of the spread of plague in Persia J Russians on plea of the
16th, 17th, and 18th April 1898.
Turlat-i- UaUari—Balt.
{f) Finding that our camels could not carry their loads with ease T
Necessity foir three days’ halt at Turbat to purchase Compelled to halt here for thr«« Ho *
extra camels m order to lighten the loads 0 f my ennblp tlm x lIlree ^aVS to
caravan. y cnaoie the camelmen to purchase a fe
However, the season being unfavourable, the , 1 . oads -
Turbat-i-Haidan, and we could not get mSre than two. ‘ procurable at
{g) There is a Russian post of plague observation at Turbat-i-Haidari in
h w„ F:. g „e-» b .e tv .,i„ n st T „ b , w . °f a Russian doctor named
Kbodioff ?) who has recently relieved
. Doctor Miladchewsky. * eiievea
The Russian doctor inspects all caravans comin<» from the ,r .•
Sistan and takes a note of the goods carried by them." h direction of
Captain Well, who has relieved Captain Bendereff and is „ +
charge of the Russian plague cordon on the Perso Af^ r at P resent 'n
returned to Turbat-i-Haidari after ins,“ct“n“the fr0ntier - has Just
to start off on another tour in a few da?s AcSn He ’Wads
Turbat-i-Haidari his chief duties seem to be to collect ^ GoPernor of
statistics. u couecc intelligence and trade
(h) UUriDS my Stay 3t Iurb at r i-Haidari I h ad interviews wj
Revenue at Turbat-i-Haidari. b0Vern0r an d his revenue I 16
my
in cash, kharwars 6,141 ^^min'^^hea/and'jhf f ? reS ® n * Tu mans 28,966
chopped straw. The grain is valued by Governmentlt a“h kharndrs of
and chopped straw at 2 krans per khLwdr The tnfai man per kl >arwar
therefore, is :— 1 r * ihe amount of revenue
Cash ,
Value of grain .
„ of chopped straw
• «
• •
Total Tumans
Tumans.
28,966
6,141
1,188
36,295

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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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