BMH.D.38.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
June 28th 1927
Gyantse Region > Nyangto Kyipuk
85 x 106
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'D-38' has been written in black ink on the left edge of the negative [MS 15/07/2006]
Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The print was made using Velox paper. The caption "Gyantse Monastery 1927-28' has been written on the back of the print in pencil, as has the name 'A. J. Hopkinson' and the reference 'D-38'. All three inscriptions seem to have been made on different occasions [MS 15/07/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'Nyam to Kyi Buk Hermitage' [MS 28/04/2006]
Other Information - Dates: Hopkinson states in his journals for 1927-28 that he visited Nyam-to-kyi-buk Hermitage twice during this period, once on March 16th 1927, when he visited with other Trade Agency staff [A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing March 20th 1927, Gyantse, pages 2-4]. On this occasion he seems not to have enjoyed his visit and expresses a disinclination to visit again. However, on June 28th 1927 he found himself compelled to accompany Mlle Lafugie, a French traveller assisted by the Trade Agency staff, who very much wanted to visit [A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing July 1st 1927, Gyantse, page 4]. As many of the other photographs in the 'D' negative album before and after the images of Nam-to-kyi-buk seem to correspond with activities undertaken with Mlle Lafugie, the date of this photograph is suggested as being June 28th 1927 [MS 15/07/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nyangto Kyipuk Hermitage near Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.D.38.1.html>.
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