|Altitude:||510 m (1,673 ft)|
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|State/Province:||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, old NWFP|
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places of interest during the British period
Peshawer, Peshawur, Paishawar, Peyshawurr
- St. John's Church (now Cathedral) (Garrison Church)
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 have put some indexes to its cemetery books online and these indexes are free to browse at BACSA Search. 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.
- FamilySearch have digitised the above BACSA books, which have restricted access, but which may be viewed on a FamilySearch computer at a FamilySearch Centre. Catalogue entry. For more information, see FamilySearch Centres. Update June 2018. It appears that FamilySearch digital viewing is no longer possible. To be clarified.
For some memorial inscriptions from Peshawar , see Monuments at Tehkal Cemetery, Peshawar, including
- Monument to those who died No 6 Mountain Battery Royal Garrison Artillery 1914-1921 at Tehkal Cemetery, Peshawar
Also see "Historical books online", below.
- Lady Reading Hospital (1924)
"Peshawur fever" was malaria.
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.
- Peshawar City Imperial Gazetteer of India
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Town & Places contains information about Peshawar (scroll down)
- Diocese of Peshawar, Church of Pakistan
- "A possible Peshawar" by Albert J Godlin October 26, 2012 The Friday Times. Contains details of the British clubs, including the largest, the Peshawar Club, cinemas and churches.
- Khyber [Masonic] Lodge, Peshawar
- 43 Peshawar Remembered by Walter Reeve (born 1934) whose father was in the Indian Army, and later the Pakistan Army. The recollections of an English schoolboy growing up in Peshawar around the time of partition. See Murree for the author's memories of Murree.
- PAF [previously RAF] Peshawar globalsecurity.org
- Peshawar Vale Hunt by Dr Ali Jan (archive.org link)
- Peshawar: Excerpts from Gertrude Bell's Diary (dated 22/01/1903 to 27/01/1903) Sarhad Conservation Network, now archived.
- RAF Peshawar rafweb.org (retrieved 1 July 2014)
- "Thomas Patrick Hughes, Missionary to British India: The Class Ceiling" by Elizabeth Hughes Clark 2002 anglicanhistory.org. Hughes was a missionary in Peshawar 1865-1884 with the Church Missionary Society (CMS). He was the author of Khalid-i-Afghani, Being a Selection of Pushto Prose and Poetry for the Use of Students, 1873, which became the text book for the Pakhto Examination and Notes on Muhammadanism 1875 2nd edition , revised and enlarged 1877 Archive.org. He is also mentioned in the account by the Rev. Worthington Jukes, refer below.
- Visiting Peshawar – Scenes And Pictures Of Pakistan 2009 - Includes photos of St John’s Cathedral and the cemetery
- Plan of the Peshawar Cantonment 1870 page 53 The Bungalow in Twentieth-Century India by Madhavi Desai, Miki Desai, Jon Lang Google Books
- Photograph of Peshawar 1878 A view across the cantonment towards St John's Church and the distant mountains of the Khyber Pass, taken in 1878 by John Burke. (Flickr)
- Photograph: The Peshawar Vale Hunt, 1896 National Army Museum
- Postcard: Soldiers’ Married Quarters Peshawar flickr.com
- From a collection of postcards at the ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, sent by F.G. Prew, a soldier, probably in the 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment to Adolf Feller of Switzerland
- Peshawar, NWFP, General view of Robert Barracks, post stamped 19.2 1928 with message
- Peshawar, Fort and Wireless Station, NWFP, post stamped 10.9.1930 with message
- Peshawar Cantt, Railway Station post stamped 24.9.1930 with message
- Peshawar, Double Deckers, The Soldiers Bungalows post stamped 1.2.1931 with message
- 1930 riots in Peshawar
- Photographs from the National Army Museum:
- Images of articles from The Times 24-28 April 1930 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 militarian.com (retrieved 1 July 2014)
- YouTube videos from the National Army Museum
Historical books online
- "Peshawar" page 548 Central Asia Part I: A contribution towards the better knowledge of the topography, ethnology, resources, & history of the North-West Frontier of British India complied (for political and military reference). Volume II, by C M Macgregor 1873. Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection.
- Gazetteer Of The Peshawar District 1897-98. A volume in the series Punjab District Gazetteers. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Archive.org version.
- N W F Province Gazetteers Peshawar District Vol.a 1931. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Archive.org version.
- 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.
- Peshawur page 391 Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations 1864 Archive.org
- 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
- Reminiscences of Missionary Work In Amritsar 1872-1873 and on the Afghan Frontier In Peshawar 1873-1890 by the Rev. Worthington Jukes 1925. anglicanhistory.org.
- "Peshawar District", page 149 A list of inscriptions on Christian tombs or monuments in the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Kashmir and Afghanistan possessing historical or archaeological interest Part 1 by Miles Irving (1910) Hathi Trust Digital Library
- Peshawar Riot 23 April 1930 page 16 India in 1930-31 Archive.org
- "Peshawar District 1930", Chapter 10, page 253 Imperial Policing by Major-General Sir Charles W Gwynn 1939 Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection.
- Official History of Operations on the N.-W. Frontier of India, 1920-35 by General Staff Army Headquarters, India 1945. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Includes some content about the 1930 riots.
- Seven Cantonments by Major SEG Ponder c 1938. Archive.org. The author was an Officer in the Royal Artillery, based in the North-West Frontier region, in the c1930s including Peshawar.
- Peshawar - Historic City of the Frontier by Ahmad Hasan Dani 1969. Pdf download, PAHAR-Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.