The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

letters from J.P. Mills to Henry Balfour

caption: Acquisition of an imitation "head" from Semkhor
medium: letters
person: Balfour/ Henry
ethnicgroup: KukiSema
location: Semkhor
date: 21.3.1927
person: Mills/ J.P.
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Mills Ms.
text: Silchar,
text: Cachar,
text: Assam
text: March 21st 1927
text: My dear Balfour,
text: ...Not that my fingers have been sheared for some time! I have been having a delightful tour in the N.C.Hills, looking at Nagas and Kukis all the time, and daily repeating to myself "Remember Henry Balfour". The result has been a small collection containing a few new things. The best thing is an imitation head which I frankly "acquired" (aided and abetted by a Sema chaprasi) from the cemetery of Semkhor. You will understand the significance when you get my Tour Diary and special note on Semkhor...
text: Yours ever,
text: Philip Mills