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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 743/4

Ludlow Collection: 'Tibet, 1923-26'.

Photographers: Probably Frank Ludlow
Contents: 63 prints Gelatin silver prints, some blue toned
Provenance: Presented by Sir George Taylor, Bellhaven House, Dunbar, Lothian, July 1984 (file FL 4/D/2 part 3).
Notes: Complete collection comprises Photo 743/1-11. See also Frank Ludlow papers at Mss. Eur D.979. See biographical note at 743/1.
Subjects:
Description: Soft-covered album containing mounted prints with handwritten captions. The album records the time spent by Ludlow as headmaster of the school for Tibetans at Gyantse. This is briefly described in David Macdonald's 'Twenty Years in Tibet' (London, 1932), pp.221-223. The school was established in 1923 to provide a western education for the sons of Tibetan officials and wealthy landowners. It opened with forty pupils, but from the beginning there was constant friction between Ludlow and the Tibetan assistant master. The main bone of contention appears to have been disagreement about how long the pupils should have to study each day, the Tibetans considering it necessary that the students should work for many hours without a rest in order to learn the tenets of their faith. The school lasted for only three years and was closed in 1926, partly because of these disagreements, partly because the Tibetan Government did not keep up payments for the headmaster's salary. The albums contains views of the school and its activities, general scenes in Gyangtse and a number of views in Sikkim.

For a fuller history of the school, see Michael Rank, 'Frank Ludlow and the English School in Tibet 1923-1926' (Asian Affairs, vol. 34, no. 1, March 2003, pp. 33-45).



Album contents:-
Photo 743/4(1) View of Chumolhari (and yaks) from Phari Plain. 
Photo 743/4(13) The Residency, Gantok. 
Photo 743/4(14) The Residency, Gangtok. 
Photo 743/4(15) [Mountain road] Near Chambitang, Tibet. 
Photo 743/4(16) Tibetans making tea at Chumbi. 
Photo 743/4(17) The Maharajah of Sikhim. 
Photo 743/4(18) The Fort, Gyantse. 
Photo 743/4(19) The Fort, Gyantse, from river in winter. 
Photo 743/4(20) Football at Gyantse. 
Photo 743/4(21) Polo at Gyantse. 
Photo 743/4(24) Miss Macdonald in Tibetan clothes wearing Lhasa headdress (hair false). 
Photo 743/4(28) Miss Macdonald in Tibetan clothes with Gyantse headdress. 
Photo 743/4(29) Madame Neel, leaving Dak Bungalow, Gyantse. 
Photo 743/4(41) Gyantse Monastery. 
Photo 743/4(48) The School [Gyantse]. 
Photo 743/4(61) General view of Gyantse, looking towards the Dzong. 
Photo 743/4(62) Frozen waterfall at Dota [Tibet]. 
Photo 743/4(22) Polo at Gyantse. 
Photo 743/4(23) Polo at Gyantse. 
Photo 743/4(25) Miss Macdonald in Tibetan clothes wearing Lhasa headdress (hair false). 
Photo 743/4(26) Miss Macdonald in Tibetan clothes wearing Lhasa headdress (hair false). 
Photo 743/4(27) Miss Macdonald in Tibetan clothes wearing Lhasa headdress (hair false). 
Photo 743/4(30) New Year's Day (1924). Spectators at sports. 
Photo 743/4(31) Spring 1924 [Tibetan group with Ludlow at Gyantse]. 
Photo 743/4(32) Gyangtse. 
Photo 743/4(33) The Jong [Gyantse] from paper factory. The main part of town is behind Jong and hidden from view. 
Photo 743/4(34) The Chang Lo from the cemetery [Gyantse]. 
Photo 743/4(35) The Jong [Gyantse] from the roof of the dak bungalow. Mounds of stone for new school buildings showing on left. 
Photo 743/4(36) Capt. Hislop, Miss Macdonald and servant skating on pond at the foot of the Jong [Gyantse]. 
Photo 743/4(37) The Chang Lo bridge over the Nyang Chu in winter. 
Photo 743/4(38) The Chang Lo bridge looking down stream towards Shigatse. 
Photo 743/4(39) The Chang Lo bridge over the Nyang Chu in winter. 
Photo 743/4(40) Who said Tibet was chilly [naked Tibetan child in garden at Gyantse]. 
Photo 743/4(42) Looking towards Gyantse from Dongtse 12 miles below. Taken from Sengchen Lama's room. 
Photo 743/4(43) Dongtse Monastery. The Sengchen Lama's rooms at the summit. 
Photo 743/4(44) One of Sengchen Lama's previous reincarnations painted on walls of his room at Dongtse. 
Photo 743/4(45) Another of Senchen Lama's reincarnations at Dongtse. 
Photo 743/4(46) Another of Senchen Lama's reincarnations at Dongtse. 
Photo 743/4(47) The Sengchen Lama's favourite dog and drinking cup. On the left the picture he had painted of Shoga Jong in Eastern Tibet where he was murdered for befriending an Indian pundit called Srab Chandra Das. 
Photo 743/4(49) The entrance to the Dak Bungalow, garden on right, Jong in background. One of my ponies in foreground. 
Photo 743/4(50) My new bungalow, school is within walls amongst treets on right. 
Photo 743/4(51) Back of bungalow [Gyantse]. 
Photo 743/4(52) Boys going into school after the assembly parade [Gyantse]. 
Photo 743/4(53) Some of the boys in front of their Tibetan classroom [Gyantse]. 
Photo 743/4(54) Boys playing football [Gyantse]. Looking north towards the Jong. 
Photo 743/4(55) Football [Gyantse]. The new school is hidden amongst trees in the background. 
Photo 743/4(56) Half a dozen of my infants [Gyantse]. 
Photo 743/4(57) Some of the bigger boys [at Gyantse], most of them looking very glum. 
Photo 743/4(58) Boys at work in one of their new class rooms [Gyantse]. 
Photo 743/4(59) [Three pupils in front of new school at Gyantse]. 
Photo 743/4(60) [Tibetan youth riding donkey at Gyantse]. 
Photo 743/4(63) Frozen waterfall at Dota [Tibet]. 
Photo 743/4(2) Chumolhari from Tuna Plain. 
Photo 743/4(3) Chumolhari from Tuna Plain. 
Photo 743/4(4) Chumolhari Ridge from Dochen. 
Photo 743/4(5) Phari Jong. 
Photo 743/4(6) Chumolhari from the Phari Plain. 
Photo 743/4(7) Chumolhari from Phari Dak Bungalow. 
Photo 743/4(8) Frozen waterfall at Dhota near Phari. 
Photo 743/4(9) Gauntza in Chumbi Valley, one stage from Phari. 
Photo 743/4(10) Looking up the Natu La from Chumbi Valley. 
Photo 743/4(11) Bridge between Karponang and Churgu [Sikkim]. 
Photo 743/4(12) Waterfall between Karponang and Churgu, Sikkim. 


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