BMH.D.40.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
June 28th 1927
Gyantse Region > Nyangto Kyipuk
106 x 85
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'D-40' has been written on the left edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 15/07/2006]
Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The print was made using Velox paper. The references 'A. J. Hopkinson' and 'd.40' have been written on the back of the print in pencil [MS 15/07/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'Nyam to Kyi Buk Hermitage' [MS 28/04/2006]
Other Information - Dates: Hopkinson states in his journals for 1927-28 that he visited Nyam-to-kyi-buk Hermitage twice during this period, once on March 16th 1927, when he visited with other Trade Agency staff [A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing March 20th 1927, Gyantse, pages 2-4]. On this occasion he seems not to have enjoyed his visit and expresses a disinclination to visit again. However, on June 28th 1927 he found himself compelled to accompany Mlle Lafugie, a French traveller assisted by the Trade Agency staff, who very much wanted to visit [A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing July 1st 1927, Gyantse, page 4]. As many of the other photographs in the 'D' negative album before and after the images of Nam-to-kyi-buk seem to correspond with activities undertaken with Mlle Lafugie, the date of this photograph is suggested as being June 28th 1927 [MS 15/07/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nyangto Kyipuk Hermitage near Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.D.40.1.html>.
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