The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Typescript copy of extracts from letters from J.P. Mills to Mrs Pamela Mills (in England), 1936

caption: Recouperation after hostilities; attempts to retrieve slaves by diplomacy
medium: letters
person: Smith/ Mr.Williams/ Maj.
location: Chingmei Panso Noko (Nokhu)
date: 28.11.1936-29.11.1936
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 1936
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Mills Ms.
text: (17) Chingmei
text: November 28th and 29th, 1936
text: Today we are resting ourselves and coolies and Sepoys. Smith is a useless fellow, does nothing but sleep and eat and avoid work whenever he can! Williams and I are thoroughly fed up with him.
text: It was a long and rather beastly march to get here, the path like the side of a house. But we were very tired after five days of ceaseless hard work. I feel so nice and civilised now after a warm bath, and a lunch fit for a python!
text: We stay here tomorrow, as I have a lot of official writing to do. Then we go on to Panso (friendly), and, if necessary, to Noklak (hostile) [error for Nokhu].
text: I am making every effort to get the slaves out of Noklak [error for Nokhu] without a visit, we are all sick of climbing up and down hills.