Peshawar

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Peshawar
Peshawar City, India - Edwardes Gate, c 1870.jpg
Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 34.015112°N 71.582634°E
Altitude: 510 m (1,673 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Peshawar
State/Province: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, old NWFP
Country: Pakistan
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During the British period Peshawar was the capital of North West Frontier Province and Peshawar District from 1901 until 1947. It was part of Punjab before then.

Spelling variants

Peshawer, Peshawur, Paishawar, Peyshawurr

Education

Churches

St John's Church

Cemeteries

Article "Peshawar’s Gora Qabristan : A Vanishing Landmark" by Dr. Ali Jan written c 2010 www.pakhtun.com. Peshawar's Historic Cemetery by Dr Ali Jan. Contains some of the same text, but also includes information about the 1918 flu pandemic. (archive.org links)

BACSA (British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia) cemetery publications are

  • Peshawar Cemetery, Pakistan by Susan Farrington, 1988 (2nd reprint 2001). c900 MIs dating from 1849. 195pp, profusely illustrated and plans
  • Peshawar Monumental Inscriptions II by Susan Farrington, 1991. More inscriptions from churches and other cemeteries. 168pp, profusely illustrated and plan

See BACSA Books.

BACSA are in the process of putting the indexes to its cemetery books online and these indexes are free to browse. If an indexed name is of interest then application can be made to BACSA for details of the relevant burial inscription - charges apply for this service.

The BACSA Archive at the British Library Mss F370 has items which may also be contained in the above books

  • 884 Peshawar, Pakistan: burials 1851-1864; register of graves, 1887-1888
  • 885 Peshawar, Pakistan: burials, 1864-1870
  • 886 Peshawar, Pakistan: burials, 1870-1879
  • 887 Peshawar and Cherat, Pakistan: burials at Peshawar, 1879-1890; burials at Cherat, 1879-1887
  • 888 Peshawar, Pakistan: burials, 1890-1933

For some memorial inscriptions from Peshawar , see Indian Cemeteries, including

Hospitals

Lady Reading Hospital

Medical terminology

"Peshawur fever" was malaria.[2]

Forts

Balahisar

The hill cantonment at Cherat

Cherat is a cantonment located 34 miles south east from the city of Peshawar at an elevation of 4,500 feet on the west of the Khattak range.

External Links

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Historical books online

  • Peshawur in 1854 page 428 ‪Wall-Street to Cashmere‬: ‪A Journal of Five Years in Asia, Africa and Europe‬ by John B Ireland 1859 Google Books. (page 436 (missing from the previous file)). The author was an American lawyer born in 1823.
  • Memorials of the life and letters of Major-General Sir Herbert B. Edwardes by his Wife 1886 Archive.org Volume I Volume II. Edwardes was Commissioner of Peshawar during the Indian Mutiny.
  • "Peshawur", page 160 The Punjab and Sindh missions of the Church Missionary Society Giving an account of their foundation and progress for thirty-three years, from 1852 to 1884. Second edition, considerably enlarged, of a book entitled "Thirty years of missionary work of the C.M.S. in the Punjab and Sindh" by Robert Clark 1885 Archive.org
  • Peshawar Riot 23 April 1930 page 16 India in 1930-31 archive.org

References

  1. It is now under the jurisdiction of the Peshawar Diocese of the Church of Pakistan, see External Links above
  2. Page 14 Memoirs, with a Full Account of the Great Malaria Problem and its Solution by Ronald Ross 1923 Archive.org
  3. Military History Forum thread Peshawar 1930