The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

part of original tour diary of Lt. R.G. Woodthorpe 1876

caption: Routine surveying work
medium: tours
person: Memaram
location: Chuchu Yimlang (Susu)
date: 15.2.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Tuesday 15th.
text: (Very fine morning. Smoke in afternoon obscured valleys but no action lies against clerk of weather on this account. Clear afternoon. Height of mark at 3 p.m. 4160/4040 M = 4100. Height of camp at 7 a.m. 3640/3550 M = 3595. Ditto at 9 p.m. 3640/3550 M = 3585. Max during day = 72o. Min during night = 52o.)
text: Up at 6 and started for the mark having given Memaram order to send on to Susu for rice etc. Hard at work all day. Opened theodolite and commenced taking angles at 8 a.m. and did not leave off for a moment even till 2.30 p.m. Plane tabled and arrived in camp about 3. Breakfast and about 3.45 started again. Went down Eastern spur finding out new details till 6 when I thought it was time to return. Got back about 6.50. Bath. Dinner.
text: Some of our old lines had been burned by the Nagas nothing very astonishing or alarming in this.