1936 - 1937 Mission Diary

The official diary of the Gould mission to Lhasa sent by the British government. Read more about the mission diary.

October 7th, Wednesday.

see photographs below

No engagements. We seem to have come into more quiet times and can each return to his respective occupation. Mr. Gould, Norbhu and Richardson to their files; Chapman to sorting cinema films and flowers and to writing up bird notes; Dagg and Nepean to overhauling wireless and electrical equipment; and Morgan to his hospital where in a dingy Tibetan room (rather like a stable) lighted by an open well, in the roof, he removes cataracts, amputates fingers, gives injections and performs the many other mysteries of his profession.

In front of the hospital is an encampment of tents which the patients with more serious illness, bring and inhabit while under treatment.

No engagements and nothing to record.

Author: Hugh Richardson [see handwritten annotations in Diary by Hugh Richardson in MS. Or. Richardson 2, Bodleian Libary, Department of Oriental Collections, University of Oxford]

Page Reference: Pt VII p.3

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