1936 - 1937 Mission Diary

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

January 4th, Monday

see photographs below

The four Trungyi Chempos came to lunch. They represent the Cabinet of the Ecclesiastical party. Each wore the usual flowing mulberry-coloured monk's robe over his Yellow silk shirt; and, to show their high office, a section of very beautiful vermilion and gold brocade was let into the middle of their ample sleeves. Lunch was followed by the usual cinema performance. By special request of the Monk Commander-in-Chief we started with a film we have taken of the Tibetan army.

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 XII p.2

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