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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)' [‎42v] (89/156)

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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62
EEPORT OF KHAN BAHADUR MAULA BAKHSH
Howeyer, in order to make sure whether this was the case or not I
lelerred all the four cases to the Deputy Governor of Sistau and demanded an
immediate settlement.
(c) 1 also pressed the Deputy Governor to recover a camel, the property
Theft of a camel belonging to Surgeon-Major of the Indian Government, which, Hospital
lazier creagh’s^rty at Qirdicbdh dming ju ne Assistant Abbds Ali informed me, had
r , been stolen from Surgeon-Major Brazier
eagh s party at Girdi Chah about eleven months ago and which the latter
had been unable to recover.
(d) With regard to the 75 camels, the Deputy Governor stated that the
Robbery of 75 camels belonging to certain Afghans tllieVCS and the Camels were in Sai’liad *
near Morddr Kdh towards the middle of December and that having previously received orders
u £ i. -Li. y , , , from llis father, the Hashmat-ul-Mulk.
e at fi rsfc intended to send Purdil Khan, a Sarbandi Baluch Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. , with a
num ber of Sistam sowars to seize them by force of arms, and to bring them to
oistan; hut that, on being informed that the Governor-General of Kirman was
nLtofn ? e / sure , s 1 t .° b J 1 in " in f° proper subjection the Baluchis of Sarhad, he
f akl P? th at action. However, he had been in communication
i. ^ ^ ^ 5" lie f 1 e rs!an official, deputed by the Governor-General of Kirmdn
to Sarhad, regarding their recovery. airman
.^ Urln " st ^ ^ Sistan the Deputy Governor received a letter from the
18qs ^ arhac f Khw nja Allahi) from Sarhad under date 17th May
^ these camels. I have obtained this letter from him in original
and forwarded it to Her Britannic Majesty’s Consulate-General at Meshed”.
10 J ai j ]ian &. Kfiwdja Allahi reports in this letter that he has already recovered
10 of the original camels and seized 18 others and is taking with him Kad
khudds Jih and Shah Nazar, the headmen of the Ishmailzai and Mdrza
ibes of Baluchis from Sarhad to be produced before the Governor-General of
Kn-man and forced to restore to the owners all the 75 camels or make good Z
loss before they are allowed to return to Sarhad. ° d the
From the above it would appear that the case is being dealt with bv thp
K rman authorities and would probably he settled to the satisflctbn of the
owners before long. In any case Sarhang Khwaia Allahi’s letter fiYo. t ?
responsibility on him and should the owners not receive back all their camels,
See paragraph 93 . case would be one for reference to
sits* r’"? t " 1 br
(e) With regard to the theft at Girdi Chair of four camels belonging to
e 4 i ca . mel - belonging t0 Winda Kh an and Khan and one camel belono-ino*
Cr,, 8 v”; ar t;;tS i ?bitS g 1 &wtd n th t P ” ty ° f Sur S f,on - Jr ajor Brazier 5 -
Ju “» 1897 - s uecembe, Creagh, the Deputy Governor at first
wards he safH th.t *1 , . P romlsel1 to do what he could, hut after-
Sarhad who were no longerlrGirdi Chah amff beeU . V ® aluchis
tVat^h” ‘r th T \ tbeft
tL^thie'et^^e tt^rv 116 "T 18 ", !', leir Value - He^pHed
unable to recover the camekoi n - i ^t’ a " d th ?‘ consequently he was
the responsibility lay on his shoulder/^^'T'" P ° mt t ^ t0 him that
excuse and expected .II , "Tu • Un ^ Ie to ‘hat
recover from the theives on their return . ca «? e A s 01 1 Va wb ! c fi he could
committed the theft were said to be in th iftA* ^ ^ ? alu . cllis who had
district. The Deputy Governor there,A ‘ lablt of , wl,ltenn 3 m ‘he Sihkuha
1 u V governor thereupon acquiesced m my demand.
(f) In the matter of the sums levied from Khair Muhammad Shah and
Muhammad .Umar the Deputy-Governor,
at Girdi Chah during December 1897. w on my explaining the cases to him admit-
should he refunded He nrom.ke,) te. that th , e ^ W ?^r illesaI exa c‘ions and
.«1 local! uponi toaTo^WI« “ ‘ , ™“' Ctor *‘

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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.

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