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Microfilm No. 48

Mrs. A.W. Taylor

Given by Dr. E.T.N. and Mrs. Taylor

  1. Letters and diary of the wife of the civil surgeon of Manipur: Assam 1936-7; Cachar and Burma 1940-42. Diary of nine-day tour to Ukhrul among Tangkhul Nagas; on tour were Dr. and Mrs. Taylor, the Compounder and the Vaccinator.
  2. Detailed list of the kit taken on the tour; daily account of the tour; very vivid description of every day: whom they met; who was treated; the illnesses, pastimes, relations with the Nagas etc.; food eaten; condition of the animals; description of the villages and the country and cultivation; each bungalow they stayed in; notes on Naga history and head-hunting; description of the hospital at Ukhrul. Ends with a description of housekeeping in India and what it entails.
  3. Description of a Manipuri festival, 1937.
  4. Diary of a tour in Cachar, 1941-42 – round Mahudra, where the River Mupa meets the River Diyung. Mrs. Taylor the first European woman there.
  5. Letter from Dr. Taylor to his wife 17 April 1942 from Kalewa, Burma, about preventing cholera among the refugees, and general health management at Kalewa; also about the Japanese advance and military occupation.

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