19188.8.131.52.4 (Album Print black & white)
H. Staunton ?
1940 - 1941
Reginald Fox, Bo Tsering
65 x 111 mm
Eating and Drinking
Print gelatin silver
Other Information - Album: This image appears in Staunton's personal album on a page (19184.108.40.206) with five other images. [KC 9/12/2005]
Other Information - People: Alex McKay writes about Rai Bahadur Bo Tsering in 'The Birth of a Clinic? The IMS Dispensary in Gyantse (Tibet), 1904-1910', Medical History , vol.49 (2), 135-154, "Two Sikkimese youths were eventually trained as Sub-Assistant Surgeons and posted to Tibet during the First World War. One of these, Bo Tsering, subsequently served in the British hospitals in Tibet for more than thirty years." Also. footnote 83 states, "Bo Tsering (d.1953) was a Gangtok Sikkimese whose father worked for the local ruler. It is interesting to note that there was a large increase in the numbers of Tibetans attending the Gyantse hospital after Bo Tsering became Gyantse Medical Officer in December 1915. ... Tsering attributed the increase to the growing popularity of the biomedical facility, but it may be that the Tibetans actually felt more comfortable consulting a Sikkimese medical practitioner." [KC 9/12/2005]
Other Information - People: F Spencer Chapman also mentions Rai Sahib Bo Tsering in Lhasa: The Holy City , 1938, London: Chatto and Windus, "I sat next to Rai Sahib Bo Tsering [at a local race meeting in Gyantse], the sub-assistant surgeon, who works under the Agency doctor. He is coming to Lhasa with us. A red-faced genial Sikkimese in loud checks, he is a famous horse-coper and is liked by everybody. His pony won the open race today." (p.54)
Other Information - People: Alex McKay writes about Reginald Fox in Tibet and the British Raj , 1997, Richmond: Curzon Press, p. 203 - 4, "Reginald Fox served as Lhasa mission Radio Officer from March 1947 until 1950 and similarly died soon after retiring. While he and his Tibetan wife were frequently mentioned by travellers, there is also no trace of him in surviving official records." [KC 13/12/2005]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Rai Sahib Bo Tsering and Reginald Fox at a reception" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19220.127.116.11.4.html>.
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