The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - 'Diary of a Tour in the Naga Hills, 1922-1923' by Henry Balfour

caption: Departure from Bombay aboard the "Moldavia"
medium: diaries
date: 6.1.1923
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Saturday Jan. 6
text: I was up early & had breakfast at the Club. Paid my Club chits (17R/8/0), my subscription as a temporary member (32R) having been paid by Hetherington. I was not sorry to take my things from and see the last of the Taj Mahal Hotel, a pretentious & vilely-run place, and taxi to Ballard's Pier to go on board. The "Moldavia" cast off at 1 p.m. & went straight out to sea. Very calm, with a light breeze. No movement. I met Sir William & Lady Edwards on board & had a long talk with them. Saw a few Gannets (?D.piscator) and Tropic Birds (Ph. indicus).