1998.285.6 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell or Rabden
Sir Charles Bell
Gangtok > British Residency
120 x 163 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford.
Lantern Image slightly shortened 1.5mm
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
Royal Central Asiatic Society
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
Manual Catalogues - No separate entry in Bell's List of Illustrations, but may be cross-referenced with H.6, for which the entry is: "[No. of chapter] 1. [Subject of Chapter] Sikkim. [Subject of illustration] H6 (q) The Residency, Gangtok, in 1921. [Remarks] L2 [lantern slide 2]"
Other Information - Dates: Bell returned to Gangtok on November 10th 1921, marking the end of his mission to Lhasa [MS 25/02/2006]
Other Information - Setting: "Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. During recent years this village on the mountain side, one of the world's smallest capitals, has acquired a share in the Tibetan trade. When I was in Sikkim, we arranged camping-grounds with fuel, fodder and water at convenient stages along the mountain tracks, a site for warehouses in the vicinity of Gangtok while the administration of the State was regularized more or less on British lines. So the Tibetan traders, who value just laws and a stable administration, even though of foreign make, have begun gradually to use Gangtok as a trading centre." 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, p.113
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "British Residency, Gangtok" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.6.html>.
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