The official diary of the Gould mission to Lhasa sent by the British government. Read more about the mission diary.
Realizing that today corresponds as a festival to the Tibetan New Year, most of the Lhasa officials called on us this morning and presented scarves and presents. Tsarong, the first to arrive, brought Gould a magnificent 'tanka' or Tibetan religious painting mounted on silk brocade. Other presents included fox and stone-martin skins, swords, cloisonne-bowls, China, and local brass and copper work.
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 XI p.2