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Walsh, Ernest Herbert Cooper, 1865-1952 (civil servant)



  • Existence: 1865 - 1952


Ernest Herbert Cooper Walsh (1865-1952), Indian civil servant, was Assistant Commissioner with the British Mission to Tibet, 1903-4, led by Sir Francis Young-husband. Younghusband was British Commissioner to Tibet, 1902-4, and as a result of disputes over the Sikkim-Tibet border, the Viceroy Lord Curzon ordered a military mission which turned into an invasion in which many Tibetans were slaughtered and Lhasa was occupied. Walsh's Tibet volumes illustrate military aspects of the mission and show also scenery, buildings, people and customs. An Indian volume shows scenes at various places in India at the time of the Durbar, 1902-3. Walsh retired in 1919.

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Ernest H. C. Walsh: photograph albums of India and the Younghusband expedition to Tibet

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9586
Scope and Contents

6 albums, photographs in India and Tibet: [1] scenes at Delhi, Agra, Cawnpore, Lucknow and Benares; [2-6] Tibet, photographs uniformly 3-inches square, 7 X 2 inches, or 5 X 3 inches identified and dated by Walsh (at end of [2], photographs of 'self').

Dates: 1902-1904
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