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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)' [‎37v] (79/156)

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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69. It was intensely hot and there was no shade, but I was fortunate to
Heat in Sistan. ^ le ^ er from the burning sun in a
reed-hut erected at a short distance from
the bank of the water by the Agent of the Sub-Contractor of Customs.
70. I had brought a letter from the Chief Contractor of Customs for
I meet Mr. Nicholai Alexiecb Znroudny on the Ahlirasan and Sistan at Meshed tn
road near Afzai^d in Sistdn.^ address of the Sub-Contractor of Customs
in oistan directing him to assist me in every way. This letter helped me to
induce the Agent of the Sub-Contractor to demand for his own perusal and
satisfaction from M. Nicholai AlexieclTs interpreter his employer’s credentials
and show them to me. These consisted of a pass from the Russian Consul-
General and an order in Persian from the Governor-General of Khurasan and"
Sistan to the address of the Governor of Sisfan, saying that Monsieur Zardounv
See paragraphs n, 4i, 59 , es, 74 , and 116 . (Zaroudny), a member of the Geographical
r-i• ,» i Society of Russia, was sroini? to tmvoi •!»-»
bistan and that his journey should be facilitated as far as possible. 3 Gl m
AlexSr Z aroudny PPearS ^ tliefUl1 tLe Ru5sian travellw i* Nicholai
. J ,'? s , t , a , s £ ,. 1 , was ^ oin ? to mount my liorse at about 5 r m to
donkey!^ S ‘ Staa) ^ AlZaldbdd ’ M - ^aroudny rode past the reed-hut ou a
I soon overtook him and politely asked him his name mrl |,„„;
Persian. He replied in broken English that his name was Zarou nt T/i
he was a “ sportsman.” I then tried to talk to him in Englfsh
seem to understand me and said in had Persian that he knew oniv “°i
Irench, that he was sorry he did not know English or Persian well " ‘ 1 a,ul
make himself understood, and that his interpreter had just gone L aT^i r* 0
arrange for quarters for him in the Afzalabdd villa-e where he w ' • ad t0
stay for the night, but that on arrival at Nasirabld he would ealTu^f 3 t0
with his interpreter and tell me all about himself. I told him r . P m I ? e
glad to see him. He then stopped to water his donkey in a pool ofw^ be
the road when saying good-by I rode on. J “ a pool of water on
71. Having started from the reed-hut on the bank of the inundations at
AfzaUMd * 5 .f* M ; s 1 ^ n T e d at AfzaJahad (about 3
Af.nl ^ • w 4 • x, lGS r0m the munda tions) at 6 p.m
Afzalabad is about eight miles west of Nasirabad.
.At Afzalabad I was met by an Arbab and a Naih wlin ^ i
Sartip Mir Ma’sum Khan, Deputy Governor of Sistan, with a comnV^f b ‘ V
letter to my address. The Naib said that the Sartin had I vl l^P^'^ary
Z T r, of 1 r iaLe 1 sta ^ at Afzalabad for the ni-bt r , • a
that I pieferred to go on to Kasirabad and could uot stav nf °a 7 blm
that the Sartip need not take any trouble about my reYeptL ^f^- and
of wtt°I had°safd. med ^ ^ K « b a
(72) Just beyond Afzalabad we had to cross a deep canal containing water
My arrival at Nasirabad (Sistan). al)Out chest-deep and without, a ^b ‘d
Further on within a short distance of 0^'^^ which w’ 01 ' 1 ‘T* &n
there was a wide expanse of shnlir^ racn uila which we reached at 8 p m
arriving at NasirabadT" 30 r. M ° W Water whicl ‘ crossed easUy’,
men headed by MrMilmmmad Sult a arTh Pt Den P ut% 0f ab °" t teD moun ted
acting Pishkar, who having received hnrrioa Je P llt y Governor s headman and
had rushed out to meet me! ned ° rderS from the Governor
in quarters which were^eing^readVfor' meT fc ° S i° tbe toivn to P ut «P
eruor, but I told him that I^eWd C ca mp o^sidtlL 0 tbe ^ G °-
oo “r r he
the next day and that he expected me to be hTs^ueS^ l" sen^Wk UP ° n ' ?le
" a polite
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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)' [‎37v] (79/156), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060432561.0x000050> [accessed 14 April 2024]

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