Sikkimese and Tibetan advisors to the Mission

Sikkimese and Tibetan advisors to the Mission

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

November 22nd 1936


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Group of seven Tibetan and Sikkimese officials and advisors who assisted the British Mission in Lhasa. They are here having their photographs taken as a group in the grounds of the Dekyi Lingka prior to an official visit to the Potala. A tent belonging to the Mission can be seen out of focus in the background on the right

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson

Previous Catologue Number

C.18.6 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Mission Staff' has been written at the top of the page in the album in black ink, apparently not by Hugh Richardson [MS 12/06/2006]

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]: 'Seven clerks standing v.g.'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 3: ‘31/4 - Our office staff’ [MS 22/03/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside three others of the Mission staff on page 28 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 12/06/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.18' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the mission personnel, the Dalai Lamas’ tombs and the Potala. They seem all to have been taken November 22nd 1936. Prior to the visit, Chapman and other mission members took photographs of all the Mission staff, apparently taking advantage of the fact they were donned in formal attire in preparation for their official visit to the Potala [MS 18/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Sikkimese and Tibetan advisors to the Mission" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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