The official diary of the Gould mission to Lhasa sent by the British government. Read more about the mission diary.
The Trimon Shape (a retired Cabinet Minister) called today.
Neame and Chapman and Nepean rode round the bazaar in the evening to take photographs.
The Commanders-in-Chief have had designed a new pattern of uniform, and 30 suits have been made, and were on view at the Review yesterday. Today half a dozen soldiers were sent round for Gould to see this new outfit. We had made amongst ourselves very caustic criticism of the Wolseley Helmets and badly fitting Khaki drill with which the Tibetans are fitted out. This new dress, all of country cloth and materials and with Tibetan boots is very practical and a great improvement.
Author: Philip Neame [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 V p.5