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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)' [‎51v] (107/156)

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 BAKHSH
now the Persians are not likely to object to its being made a British Kbasadar
station or a few British employes being located there for carrying the post or
protecting passing caravans. Such an arrangement is allowed by the Persian
Government on the road between Herat and Meshed, as there are British
1 ostal stations at seven different places in Persian territory between Karez
(a place on the Perso-Afghan frontier) and Meshed. The men posted in
Hiose stations are Turkomans in British employ who carry the daks of the
British Consulate-General at Meshed and look after the safety of the caravans
carrying goods belonging to the British Consulate or its members; but they
live m hired houses. There is nothing though in the Persian Treaties against
tneir having houses of their own. In fact, according to the existing Turko-
manchai Ireaty of Persia with Russia, which is applicable to England under
the most-favoured nation clause, British subjects living, trading or bavin®
business relations in Persia can acquire land in Persian territory for buildinS
warehouses or dwelling-houses for themselves. °
Kh^ ' b ! m " ^P 088 ! 1316 at Present to procure houses on hire at Bug, British
asadars could erect a temporary hut there which need not he looked unon
phsp T{ tlSh fT/*/ and might be dismantled or handed over to the Persians 1 in
WHh d b ? ^P 0 P u „ lated h J tbem and houses built to be given on hire
,, re P°pulation of Bug the necessity of a British Khdsadar post therp
in°tl!e nea^future.' Pe, ' SianS are UOt llk ^' to to that
123. la connection with boundary pillars in these parts, I may venture to
pm alMH-SrS l h b r/;; y S f y t t hat i h0U! l h the buildin s of pillars at
south-eastern corner of Kacha Kuh. ^ 6 sb Ort intervals On the PerSQ-Afghan
eaiavans passing through Persian territory towards Rubat-i-Kuh i Malik
there is no necessity for having numerous pillars on the AnM n P S '- b ’
boundary line between Kuh-i-Malik Si.il, .,,,,1 h ,, e An S lo - p ersian
5”,f M', 1 " »i™v»£“.“ d 7.5?. SS™d r (,™ S",”‘ t , M
dSt" SriioX'yf “i? •i'b.'Sr, r™ »•
Une st\ P e«t^ d e: s 1f a U ^k n ontl miUdS Tl 0f ‘I' 6 SitUation ° f tbe fr o«tier
mie is a direct road from Bug to Rubat-i-Kiih-i ATon o-m
g .D.rect road from Bog to RuMLi.Kuh-i.ir.lit Ldr E_uh which has good Sprint of
about 16 or 17 miles ond th* * p^ 1 ater ‘ 1 V ]e dist ance is said to be^onlv
‘ lhe Balucb ca “elman, two of whose camels we engaged at Bar ’ -
Behaviour of a B.Iuch camotaan at Bug. Plran . took his Camels Out for OTazinff tl
unwilling to let his camels -o anv farther '’hp ^ ret o Urn - B , ein! ? “Ppare^tlv
left us in difficulties. ° 7 -'Hh'-r, lie disappeared with his animals and

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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)' [‎51v] (107/156), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060432561.0x00006c> [accessed 23 April 2024]

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