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: good day's surveying
medium: tours
location: Japvo Mt.
date: 10.1.1873
person: Godwin-Austen/ H.H.
date: 26.11.1872-4.4.1873
person: Royal Geographical Society, London
text: 10th Jany.
text: Found it cold all night though well covered. The morning was lovely & I got up early, fixed on station, set up theod after driving in strong pegs to prevent the vibration of the peaty ground, although this was now almost unnecessary: wet with the previous rain it was now frozen hard. I got through all the angles with horizontal & vertical & precious lot they were. My hands were like wood from the cold & I cd scarcely at times clamp the instruments. (19) The foundations of a rare bit of work has been laid. Some of the points observed were beyond the Big Peak & that is miles away. Did not finish until past five so that it was dark on getting into camp. Found a dak with the letter I have been looking out for so long also letter from Mother at San Remo & Bee & Arthur at Chilworth.