Mission members by Changu Lake

Mission members by Changu Lake

1998.131.93 (Contact Print)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

August 1st 1936

Named Person

Sir Basil Gould, Evan Nepean


Sikkim > Changu Lake

Accession number


Image Dimensions

61 x 87

Two members of the British Mission on horseback by Changu Lake before the Natu La Pass into Tibet. Sir Basil Gould is on the left, Evan Nepean is on the right

Further Information



Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

CA.16 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'CA 16' has been written on the back of the print in pencil, as has the name 'F. S. Chapman' along the bottom edge on the back of the print [MS 08/04/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Horseman by Changu Lake’ [MS 08/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CA' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Residency, Gangtok and the Mission party preparing to go to Lhasa, the Maharanee of Sikkim, journey near Karponang, Changu Lake, Champithang and Chumbi Valley, Kargyu monastery and Yatung. At the top of the list is the comment ‘8, 9, 13, 17, 19, 20, 28, 31, 33, 36, 37 already enlarged 4x6. 3 copies’ [MS 08/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: Entry in Mission Diary for August 1st 1936: "We made an early start at 5-30 am in the hope, which was fulfilled, of crossing the Nathu La before the usual rain started. Actually it remained dry the whole of the march. We reached the picturesque lake of Changu after 3 hours march and breakfasted in the bungalow there. This lake at a height of some 12,500 feet was stocked with trout some years ago by Colonel F M Bailey but although many were reported to have grown to a large size, they do not appear to have bred at all, and now since a year or two none have been seen and it is to be feared that they have died out" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part I p. 2, written by Neame] [MS 08/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Mission members by Changu Lake" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.131.93.html>.

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