1936 - 1937 Mission Diary

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

February 16th, Tuesday.

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All day there was a stream of visitors bringing presents and there were also many cypher telegrams, to deal with. The Official Oracle sent a present and greetings, an invitation to return soon, and regrets that, owing to pressure of New Year duties, he could not call in person. Chapman snatched intervals to seize a last opportunity to take some photographs which were needed to round off our collection. Clerks and orderlies were busy all day packing presents. Morgan did a round of calls on his own. In the evening Gould and Chapman went to say goodbye to the Tsarongs.

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 XIV p.7

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