The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

letter from J.H. Hutton to Henry Balfour

caption: Aka nose flutes
medium: letters
person: Balfour/ HenryNevill/ G.A.
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 1922?
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: J.P. Mills Box (not numbered)
text: Kohima
text: nd. 1922?
text: Dear Balfour,
text: I have sent off three Aka nose nose flutes collected by Capt. G.A, Nevill for me in the the Aka country. I am trying to get him to get me a double octave dafla flute with a central mouthpiece SKETCH. If you could let me know in half a dozen words anything interesting about the Aka flutes it might encourage him. He is not an enthusiastic collector, I fancy.
text: I sent you a postcard about the Angami bull-roarer 2.22. I will send the article itself in a box with the stolen statues, which by the way I shall be glad to get rid of. They bring me stomach ache, riot, murder, thunderstorms and every sort of petty misfortune.