The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

diaries kept by Ursula Graham Bower on visits to Manipur and North Cachar between 1937 and 1940

caption: author sets off to catch boat
medium: diaries
date: 25.9.1937
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: (1) Saturday, 25th Sept. 1937
text: Breakfasted 8.30, & finished packing. Mother & Graham came round about 10.45, found me still busy. Left about 11.10. Hump crying when I kissed her goodbye. Feel rather awful about going. Set off in rain for Euston. Taxi took long way round, but caught train. Aunt Mary came to see me off, brought proof of Yiewsley photo. Baby in carriage; would spit. C. of Marseilles not bad boat, quite clean, but native cabin boys. Mother left before boat sailed, to catch 5.20 train. Felt very miserable at final parting. Cabin mate elderly. Mrs Whithouse. Quite friendly so far. Unpacked while boat sailed; dinner & early bed.