The official diary of the Gould mission to Lhasa sent by the British government. Read more about the mission diary.
Seven-a-side football games. These games have degenerated and became too professional! Certain captains complain that their less skilful players are incapacitated and they then proceed to import more expert players from other teams. However, a few days after this some rogue stole our goalposts for firewood and the season's play has come to an abrupt end.
Gould and Richardson called on the Regent. He was very friendly and showed much more character than on previous occasions. He is in very much better health as a result of his tour normally he cannot get any exercise, when he goes abroad, if he is not actually carried in a palanquin, his horse is led.
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 X p.1