The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton's tour diary in the Naga Hills

medium: tours
location: Mawryngkneng Nongkhrem
date: 16.10.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 7.10.1925-29.10.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 16th October
text: To Mawryngkneng. 16 miles. It poured with rain the whole day and all my kit and bedding got most unpleasantly wet. I got in at 3.30 and my kit at 4.30 and at dusk the Constable I had sent to the village came in saying that the Sardar of the place flatly refused to supply coolies without the order of the Siem of Nongkhrem, a day's journey away.
text: The bungalow here appears neglected and is in bad order. The roof is gone in places and the bottle-khana was all awash. One of the bedrooms had panes of glass missing. The latrine was designed by Mr. Heath Robinson, but for practical purposes I prefer the Donaldson, or any other than this, whatsoever.
text: Spent the evening trying to get my clothes and bedding etc. dry.