The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - H.H. Godwin-Austen, Journal of a Tour in Assam, 26th November 1872 to 15th April 1873

caption: working on resevoir
medium: tours
person: ButlerOgleJames
date: 25.12.1872
person: Godwin-Austen/ H.H.
date: 26.11.1872-4.4.1873
person: Royal Geographical Society, London
text: Xmas Day.
text: Broke with a gleam of sun but then cloud soon rose & shut everything out. Butler wanted levels taken at his reservoir for water in a ravine below the station, so with Mr Ogle I went down. Butler also took the theod & laid out with pegs the level from the band that the water would rise to & enable him to cut a surplus exit for the water during heavy rain. Not much rest during day at work until the evening. We sat down to dinner, Butler, James of the Police, Ogle & myself. I drank to the health of all dear friends at home & silently thought of such in turn. After dinner we had a game of whist & some hot grog & thus passed away another Xmas in India.