BMH.A.26.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
January 16th 1927
Jigme Taring, Rani Taring, Raja Taring, Arthur Hopkinson
Gyantse Region > Taring House
85 x 116 mm
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'A26' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated along the right side. 20 holes have been perforated in total [MS 05/05/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'Do [Ditto - Taring family] with self' [MS 28/04/2006]
Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '26 - the Tarings with AJH [Arthur Hopkinson]. This Taring family is not the same family as the Lhasa Tarings who were so instrumental in aid for Tibetan refugees after 1959. Mary Taring was related to the Sikkim Raja and helped enormously with Tibetan refugees in Sikkim. The name Taring = Tsering. Another important noble family were the Tsarongs, at whose huge country house Mr and Mrs H. [Hopkinson] stayed in on their way from Shigatse to Gyantse. On that occasion a lama in the chapel chanted all night for the benefit of the visitors. The march before that was very long, with no exact known mileage' [MS 21/04/2006]
Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/53, Letters mainly from Gyantse 1926-27, Diary January 16th dated Gyantse 21 Jan 1927, page F [MS 24/06/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Taring family and Hopkinson " 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.A.26.1.html>.
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