The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

printed - tour diary of the Deputy Commissioner of the Naga Hills for the year 1870-1872 (John Butler) volume two

caption: Dimapur to Borpathar; roads
medium: tours
person: James/ Mr
location: Dimapur Hurreeojan Barpathar (Borpathar)
date: 26.11.1870-29.11.1870
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: Diary of the Deputy Commissioner of the Naga Hills
text: 26th November 1870, Saturday. Made over temporary charge of the Deputy Commissioner's office to Mr. James, Assistant Commissioner and marched to Dimapur. On route I inspected the coolies at work on the road which I am glad to say is rapidly being put into good order.
text: 27th November, Sunday. Proceeded to Hurreeojan. Portions of the road are very bad indeed still owing to the water not having yet subsided and I had to struggle through stagnant pools almost knee deep in mud and slush. However, I hope we shall soon get this put to rights though I regret it is impossible to obtain the aid of an other assistant during the cold month as I am afraid it is quite out of the question to get the full worth of our money unless the coolie is subject to a constant and unremitting supervision.
text: 29th November, Tuesday. Marched into Borpathar. This road is very much the same conditions as that was came over yesterday.