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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)' [‎73v] (151/156)

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
be ascertained previously); and caravans going in the opposite direction should
carry drinking water for those two places from Aliabad.
XVIII. All supplies required between Neh and Miroiby caravans proceed-
See p&ragr&pb 105 . ing /rom Meshed to Quetta must be
obtained and carried by them either
from Neh or Sistan, and caravans going by the Khaf-Gazik route should
obtain them from Duruh; while caravans travelling from Quetta towards
Meshed should obtain them from Dal Bandin.
XIX. The best route for camel caravans proceeding from Nasirabad
See paragraph 106 ( 0 ,. KuW-Millil: Siah is by
Chilmg, Sihkuha, Khanduk, and Ram-
rud.
XX. Caravans using the Birjand-Neh route should ascertain before leav-
See paragraphs 98(c), 98(d), and 99(i). ^ U auz * udar-i-Zard COn-
tains water; if not, the first march ouo-ht
to be made to Chah-i-Kurgaz and drinking water carried thence to the next
stage (Madeh), where water is very brackish.
Caravans going by the Khaf-Gazik route should carry drinking water for
Madeh from Aliabad, and if travelling in the opposite direction from Safidava.
XXL Water required for use at Poghi, which has no water at all, ought
See paragraphs 101 and 102 (a). to be carried from Safidava by caravans
x f rom the direction of Safidava;
and it they are travelling m the opposite direction from the inundations or
some wells on the Shela, the locality of which should be previously ascertained
or from Mukki-Surkh. *
XXII. Water required for drinking purposes at Gumbad-i-Shela, where
See paragraph 107 (a). o 11 ^ brackish water is procurable, should
rivri; ru, m u j ^carried from Siahab, Ramrud, or
Uurinuk and b7 CaraVanS travellln g 111 opposite direction from
XXIII. Water required for drinking purposes at Kirtaka ought to be
See paragraph 127 (c). carried from Xacha, or if travelling in
* f Tr- .i i , the opposite direction from Saindak^ as
water of Kirtaka is bitter and unwholesome. 1
XXIV. Water required for drinking purposes at. Parana Kuh and Zeh
See paragraph i30(rf). ought to be carried from Saindak, and
j. f’J caravans travellinor in the onnosifp
direction from Amir Chdh, as the water at Parana Kuh is salt and bitter
while there is no water at all at Zeh. outer,
See paragraph 128 (c). XXV. The water of Saindak] should
if. possible, be distilled before use for
ttvwt , dnnking purposes, as it is purgative.
XXVI. Water reqmred at Shur Rig, where there is no water at all
should he carried from Amir Chah, and’
by caravans travelling in the opposite
direction from Manzil.
XXVII. Water from the wells at Manzil should be boiled before use for
drinking purposes, as the present wells
there are not safe from contamination.
See paragraph 139(J).
See paragraph 143.
See paragraph 155(c).
See paragraph 158(5).
XXVIII. Poghdanis the best place
tor breaking journey between Padak and
ohakar Chah.
; ti X , XI ?’ , The wa ter-mill (Cbar Asiab)
Nushki ^ P 806 f ° r caravaris to halt at
XXX. Caravans going to Kishingi should camp near the well in the
See paragraph 159(c). tamarisk jungle about a mile from the
the chowki does not contain water suffichjnt fora" clraMn. 81 * 151 ’ “ ^ WeU near

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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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'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)' [‎73v] (151/156), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060432561.0x000098> [accessed 27 May 2024]

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