Colonel and Mrs Bailey, the Yatung Depon and Vance

Colonel and Mrs Bailey, the Yatung Depon and Vance

BMH.D.98.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

August 16th 1927

Named Person

Miru Gyalwa, Mrs Bailey, Major Vance, Colonel Bailey


Chumbi Valley Region > Pipitang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 115

Left to right: Depon Miru Gyalwa, Mrs Bailey, Major Vance and Colonel Bailey. Colonel Bailey was in 1927 Political Officer of Sikkim, Bhutan and Tibet and was Arthur Hopkinson's immediate superior. The Bailey's visited Yatung in August 1927 and this photograph was taken on August 16th when the Depon (now Dzaza) Miru Gyalwa invited them to lunch at his house in Pipitang

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28

Other Information

In Negative - 'D-98' has been written along the left edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 29/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'Depon, Mrs Bailey, Vance, Col B [Bailey]' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing August 16th 1927, Yatung, page 1 [MS 29/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Colonel and Mrs Bailey, the Yatung Depon and Vance" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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