Mission members at Dochen

Mission members at Dochen

2001.35.334.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

August 7th 1936

Named Person

Sidney Dagg, Evan Nepean, Sir Basil Gould Brigadier Neame, David Macdonald


Khangmar Region > Guru

Accession number


Image Dimensions

107 x 73 mm

Sidney Dagg, Evan Nepean, Philip Neame, Basil Gould and David Macdonald talk on the plain near Dochen, which was a scene of a major battle during the Younghusband Expedition of 1904

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

Previous Catologue Number

CH.5 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Dagg, Nepean, Gould, Neame, Macdonald; ink no: 124; pencil no: CH/5 ; blue no: 51'.; from an envelope marked 'Scenes around Lhasa and the Norbhu Lingka = Jewel Park, the summer palace' [KC 14/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Macdonald, BJG, PN and group' [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CH.' taken on the British Mission to Lhasa in 1936-37 comprise a group of negatives containing images of Dochen, Macdonald, Gould, Nepean, Neame, Kala, prayer flags and ploughing. They were all taken on August 7th - 8th 1936 [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Macdonald had travelled with Hugh Richardson, Captain Battye and Dr Morgan to Gyantse where they awaited the arrival of Sir Basil Gould and the rest of the Mission party, with whom Richardson and Morgan would travel to Lhasa. David Macdonald departed from Gyantse on August 2nd, at which point Gould was en route from Yatung. This meeting, therefore, if the identification of the location as the Phari plain is correct, would have taken place on August 5th 1936 [MS 23/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Mission members at Dochen" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.334.1.html>.

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