19126.96.36.199.3 (Album Print black & white)
H. Staunton ?
January - June 1940
Sonam Tobden, Sir Basil Gould, Thornburgh, Harry Staunton
116 x 90 mm
Print gelatin silver
Notes on album mount - "Sonam, B.J., Thornburgh, Self" is written in capital letters and in pencil below the photograph. [KC 17/1/2006]
Other Information - People: Alex McKay discusses the position of native intermediaries in Tibet and the British Raj, 1997, Richmond: Curzon Press, "While British officers came aand went, there was a gradual build-up of experienced local staff, who carried out much of the day-to-day work and tactfully instructed new British officers in their duties. ... The intermediaries had an important behind-the-scenes role and the most successful of them were promoted to Political Department postings. Three can be classified as Tibet cadre officers. Norbu Dhondup and Pemba Tsering both served as Trade Agent Yatung and were then promoted to take charge of the British Mission Lhasa, and in the 1940s Sonam Tobden Kazi, 'a worthy successor to Laden La and Rai Bahadhur Norbu' was groomed for a senior position with postings as Trade Agent in Gartok and Yatung." (pp. 122-3)
Other Information - People: Capt. D.G Thornburgh was British Trade Agent Gyantse from 03.02.1940 - 20.07.1940. ( ibid. 232).
Other Information - People: Sonam Tobden Kazi was Basil Gould's personal assistant on this trip and became the British Trade Agent Yatung in September 1942 until August 1943 and again from March 1944. ( ibid . 233)
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The Tibet Album. "Officials of the British Mission on horseback" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19188.8.131.52.3.html>.
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