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: Butler attempts to take a short cut which proves unsatisfactory for surveyor
medium: tours
person: Ogle
location: Jotsomah Phessamah Kohima (Kohimah)
date: 8.1.1871
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 8th January, Sunday. Passing through the village of Jotsomah we moved camp today to Phessamah, a distance of about l2 miles. I had hoped that by coming on here we should have shortened our march to the boundary by one day but it unfortunately turns out that Phessamah lies too close under the high range and Mr. Ogle is unable to get a sight of the points he has fixed without going further back so I am afraid we shall have to lack [sic] back to Kohimah tomorrow.