Report on a Mission to Sikkim and the Tibetan Frontier, with a Memorandum on our relations with Tibet
Scope and Contents
Printed volume, with original photographs inserted, written by Colman Macaulay. Macaulay undertook his mission in October-November 1885, and reported enthusiastically on the value of extending British relations with Tibet, but though he was chosen to lead a subsequent mission to promote this, an Anglo-Chinese treaty led to its abandonment. In his introduction to the present volume, he notes that 'photographs were taken on the journey' (though without indicating the photographer), and the book consists mainly of his diary. The photographs are mostly scenes on the road, though a few show people.
- 1885-10 - 1885-11
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Biographical / Historical
Colman Patrick Louis Macaulay, C.I.E. [?] (1848-1890) was secretary to the government of Bengal and active during 1885.
1 volume(s) (22 images in 1 volume)
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Many are faded or spotted.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased in July 1949.
Existence and Location of Originals
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Y302592A/17 - Group at Giagong on the Tibetan Frontier
This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Macaulay, Colman Patrick Louis, 1848-1890, secretary to the government of Bengal
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