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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)' [‎65v] (135/156)

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
condition, and their sudden death confirms the belief of the camelmen that
it has been caused by the effects of a poisonous plant.
Some of the remaining camels also became ill and unfit to carry any loads*
and had to he left behind at Kodini by their owners with a couple of men to
look after them. It was, therefore, impossible for us to proceed farther without
procuring more camels,
(e) Sanwal Khan, the Daffadar of Kirdagap, who came to try to assist me
Adam Khan idamzai of Gurgina’s indifference to iu obtaining transpOlt, if possible, Sent
the Datfadar of Kirdagap. to Adam Khan Adamzai of Gurgina ask
ing him to engage and send 10 or 15 camels for us, but the latter took no
notice of the Daffadar’s message.
(/) The difficulty was, however, solved by one of the sow&rs of the
Difficnlty of transport solved by my being able to Nusllkl Thana (AluliamOiad Husain) who
procure 12 camels at Kodiui. had come with us succeeding in hiring
six camels for us from one of the surrounding villages, and by our Baluch
camelmen placing at our disposal six more camels which were carrying loads
belonging to certain Hindus of Nushki which they agreed to leave behind at
their homes to be forwarded afterwards.
With these twelve extra camels we were able to make a move.
(g) Murad Khan, the Kadkhuda of Rodini, though in a position to help
Attitude of Murad Khan Khadkuda of Rodini, US and asked by the SOWarS of the ^lUSllkl
towards the Thana offichiis. Thana to do so, excused himself from
giving any assistance on the plea that he was not a Government servant.
Heat mild at Rodini.
(A) Heat mild at Rodini.
Monday, 25th July 1898.
161. Barak Khand.
Time taken by laden camels, 6 hours.
Distance, 12 miles.
Road, good.
Water, good, from springs.
Camel-grazing and grass procurable. Fire-wood scarce.
No supplies procurable.
Heat intense at Barak Khand.
(a) Heat intense at Barak Khand.
Tuesday, 26th July 1898.
Deh Malik (Kfa.t). Deh MaliJe (Kdnak) {village).
Time taken by laden camels, 13 miles.
Water, good, from a karez.
Supplies procurable.
(a) After leaving the springs we crossed the kotal at the 2nd mile and
Road between Barak Khand and Deh Malik. then gradually descended down to Kanak.
Kanak. W Kjinak is a fertile valley containing
many villages and gardens.
(<?) Deh Malik contains about forty houses of cultivators and a Hindu’s
Deh Malik. shop whence supplies of all sorts are
procurable.
Sudden death of another camel near Bdrak Khand. (d) One more of the sick camels belong
ing to our caravan suddenly dropped down
and died on the kotal.
Weather sultry and oppressive at Deh Malik
(Kinak).
(e) Weather sultry and oppressive.

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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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