1936 - 1937 Mission Diary

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

September 23rd, Wednesday, Lhasa.

Lhalu Se came to call. He is the eldest son of the once powerful Lung-shar who went to England with the Rugby boys; after the Dalai Lama's death his influence and ambition apparently frightened the Tibetan Government so much that he was degraded, blinded and imprisoned.

The son has been adopted as the heir of the Lhalu family. He is a bright and pleasant young man.

Depon Jigme came in to dinner.

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 VI p.4

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