The official diary of the Gould mission to Lhasa sent by the British government. Read more about the mission diary.
There were two callers today Nyemo Dong a a (4th rank official) who was formerly Commissioner of Hor in Eastern Tibet, and the Yiktsang Nyer-Da, the Keeper of Records, a young but influential monk official.
We gave a lunch party to the officials of Cabinet rank. They were the three Shapes, Trimon Shape (retired), Tsarong Dzasa, the Chikyap Khempo ,(head of all the monk officials) and the Yapshi Kung (a relation of a former Dalai Lama). Ringang also came as interpreter.
Before lunch Mr. Gould met the Kashag for a brief but profitable business talk.
Our Tibetan guests are easy to entertain and appear to enjoy being entertained. There is never any hurry to break up the party. This one lasted until 5 P.M.
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 VII p.1