The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - 'Report of the Survey Operations in the Naga Hills 1875-1876' by Lt. R.G. Woodthorpe

caption: instructed to join Capt. Butler in Golaghat
medium: tours
person: Ogle/ Mr.Butler/ Capt.Tulloch/ Lt. Col. A.
location: Golaghat
date: 3.11.187519.11.187529.11.1875
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 2. In October last, I received instructions from the Surveyor-General to join the late Captain J. Butler in Golaghat as early in November as possible. I left Calcutta on the 3rd November, but, my steamer breaking down and various other delays occurring, I did not reach Gauhati till the 19th, where I was joined by Mr. Ogle, who had been deputed to accompany me as my Assistant, and who had brought down with him from Shillong our establishment of khalassies and coolies. We reached Golaghat on the 29th, having, at Tezpur, picked up Lieutenant-Colonel A. Tulloch and his detachment of two companies of the 42nd Assam Light Infantry, which was to form the military escort of the exploration party.