1936 - 1937 Mission Diary

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

December 25th, Friday

Realizing that today corresponds as a festival to the Tibetan New Year, most of the Lhasa officials called on us this morning and presented scarves and presents. Tsarong, the first to arrive, brought Gould a magnificent 'tanka' or Tibetan religious painting mounted on silk brocade. Other presents included fox and stone-martin skins, swords, cloisonne-bowls, China, and local brass and copper work.

Author: Frederick Spencer Chapman [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 XI p.2

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