The official diary of the Gould mission to Lhasa sent by the British government. Read more about the mission diary.
With the exception of Mr. Gould we all dined at Tsarong Shape's - a farewell dinner to Colonel Neame. Tsarong has been the good friend of many British Officers in Tibet and he and his wife would be an exceptional host and hostess anywhere. The dinner, too, would be exceptional anywhere. We were offered at least forty dishes, all perfectly cooked and, as they were not so highly seasoned as most of the Tibetan food we have had so far, more suited to our Western taste.
After dinner Tsarong showed 8 -millimetre cinema film which he had taken himself; he has a small electrically driven projector.
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 VI p.2
Shrine room in Tsarong's house, LhasaEnlarge
Dining room in Tsarong's houseEnlarge
Tsarong and his wife outside their houseEnlarge