Gautsa, Chumbi Valley

Gautsa, Chumbi Valley

BMH.B.26.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 6th 1927


Chumbi Valley Region > Gautsa

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 107

The Tibetan government mint had been at Gautsa until it was moved to closer to Lhasa. A bridge leading into Gautsa can be seen in the centre bottom of the image. On March 6th 1927 A. J. Hopkinson left Yatung to travel to Gyantse via Gautsa and Phari. This image was taken en route

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 - The negative has been cut very crudely down the left hand edge [MS 29/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '26 - View near Mint' [MS 21/04/2006]

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 March 8th 1927, Camp Dochen, page 1 [MS 29/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Gautsa, Chumbi Valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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