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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)' [‎49v] (103/156)

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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76
EEPORT OF KHAN BAHADUR MAUI A BAKHiSH
(6) 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. Muhammad Keza Khan Keki of Mirjawa, the Chief of the
Khasadars posted between Rubat-i-Kiih-i-
Malik Siah and Saindak, was waiting for
me at the Thana when I arrived. He had
been ordered by the Political Assistant,
Cbaghi district, to arrange for thirteen camels for me; but he brought only
six. On being informed that I required at least a dozen to replace broken
down animals and to carry supplies for my caravan, he at once wrote to his son,
Taj Muhammad Kh&n, at Mirjdwa to bring some more camels without delay
and meet me on the road. He also sent to Dozab to try and en°*a»e c-impk
from the Baluchis there.
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. Muhammad Reza Khan Reki’s arrange
ments for transport for my caravan.
See paragraph 72$.
Protection to the staff of the Thana at Rubat-i«
Kuh-i-Malik Sidh from the interferences, molest
ations and exactions of the Persian Frontier officials
and customs employes of Sistan on occasions of
their visits to Persian territory to obtain supplies,
etc., for the Thana
Thursday, 16th June 1898.
Rubdt-i-Kuh-i-Malik Sicth — Halt.
(c) I was obliged to halt here to-day to wait for camels; but 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.
My departure from Rubat-i-Kuh-i-Malik Siah Muhammad Reza Khan’s man liavino >
nith insufficient transport. ret d f ^ ^
had been unable to obtain camels there, I was obliged to make the best use I
could of the six camels brought by 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. Muhammad Rezd Khdn Reki and to
resume my journey this evening in hopes of finding more camels at Bu^ or
Kacha where the 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. expected his son would bring them. ^
113. At the request of Thanadar of Rubdt-i-Kuh-i-Malik Siah, I have
affirm fr. fiio stair ti.aT^na at : given him, for the use of his subordinates
going to Sistan, two letters to the address
of the Deputy Governor and that of the
sub-contractor of customs and frontier
officials of Sistan. In these letfpr« T
have mentioned that the subordinates of the Thdna at Rubdt-i-Kdh-i-Malik
Siah who are employes of the British Government and occasionally -o to Sistin
to provide themselves With certain necessaries, being neither tradeVs nor carriers
of any merchandise the customs officials of Sistan have no right to lew customs
duties or any other sums under any pretences whatever from them I ha™
thereiore, requested the addressees to allow them to pass freely whenever tW
should happen to go to Sistan either to procure necessaries or to perform work
connected with the Thana and to prevent Persian officials from molestin“ Zm
or levying illegal dues from them. ° tu^m
The Deputy Governor will, I have reason to believe render th„ -
of the Thana any assistance that they might stand in need of, but the sub con 8
tractor of customs who is working in Russian interests mioUt 1 If
the Thanadar complained that he had already threatened to levy 10 kra^a
head from them every time they should enter Seistan. ^ a
I do not think the sub-contractor of customs would dam rmt lie 4 .
nto effect after reading my letter; but as a prZutlonary iSe sut I haw
forwarded copies of my letters to Her Britannic n ) n ^
at Meshed with a suggestion that should the proposal'heet wkh his anprow
and there be no obiection, a genera order couchcrl in i appiovai
enough to effectually guard the Thdna staff from danter 0 f moCoi Str0nS
illegal exactions might be obtained from the Governo?-Qeneral' of Khurisdn
and Sistan with endorsements from the Kamuzar nnrl , ? san
farmer of Meshed to the address of the Sty Governor Z C t St0mS
tractor of customs and other Persian officials and (Vnnfio tU0 ^ ul>coa “
..yi'zi'fj: ssi jsiisssssstfs “ ““i °'
Havildar Custodian; police sergeant; jail or prison guard. and three Khasadars) who depend on Sistan for tlm 6 S o WaiS) , antI a
supplies they require. In tL absence of pZ t o d r frZle-ro’ 14 '^ ° f
General of Khurasan and Sistdn the subordinate offiffialsTf ZS„ , f
ously inclined or instigated by an evil-disposed d^iglg^f^^^truli
and put these dozen men to serious inconvenience, which might possibly

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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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