The official diary of the Gould mission to Lhasa sent by the British government. Read more about the mission diary.
A few days ago we marked out a small football field on some waste scrubland a mile to the west of our house. Today we had a seven-a-side practice game. The object of these games is to enable every member of the Mission (about sixty including all servants) to get exercise and to have some outside interest.
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 IX p.1