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: Courtesy calls in Tuensang village and purchase of items for museum with red wool
medium: letters
person: Balfour
location: Tuensang Kohima
date: 9.12.1936
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 1936
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Mills Ms.
text: (27) Camp Tuensang
text: December 9th, 1936
text: Early this morning I was dragged off to say farewell to the slaves who went off in great form.
text: After breakfast I have to pay calls in this huge village, which will take a long time.
text: What a day! Paying calls as fast as I could took me the whole morning. It must be two miles from end to end, and the houses built close together. Full of interest, and I got a lot of stuff for Balfour. I know exactly what he wants, just simple things that cost nothing but which fit into series.
text: I don't think I spent more than rupees 1 worth of red wool - the best kind of coinage here. We were rather late for lunch, and then I had to do files all the afternoon.
text: In spite of this hard trip I am not looking forward to work in Kohima again.