The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

letter from J.P. Mills to J.H. Hutton

caption: Aoshed poison; influenza
medium: letters
person: Hutton/ J.H.Ngaku
location: Yongyimti (Yongemdi) Panso (Aoshed)
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 3.11.1918
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 311
text: Mokokchung
text: 3/11/1918
text: Dear Hutton,
text: I'm afraid I made a mistake about a bird. The crested eagle you asked about (Sema 'alu'?) is quite certainly 1209 LOPHOTRIORCHIS KIENERI Rufous-bellied Hawk-eagle and not spizaetus nepalensis. I only found out my mistake this morning.
text: I have asked Ngaku to get some Aoshed poison from Yongemdi, but they don't come in very often now owing to influenza. Ngaku tested some I had and found it had gone bad.
text: Splendid news about Turkey. I have given the wherewithal to rejoice all round.
text: J.P. Mills