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Reference RSAA
Former reference RSAA
Covering dates 1785-2004
Held by Royal Society for Asian Affairs
Extent 3475 files and items
Conditions of access All files are Open to researchers, except files in poor physical condition that are marked 'Closed' and may not be consulted.

Administrative history:
The Royal Society for Asian Affairs (RSAA) was formerly known as The Royal Central Asian Society (originally, The Central Asian Society).
The Central Asian Society was established in 1901. In November of that year, Dr Cotterell Tupp, Captain Francis Younghusband, Colonel Algernon Durand, and General Sir Thomas Gordon convened at Younghusband's house in Gilbert Street, Grosvenor Square, London, to discuss the response to an informal prospectus they had circulated amongst friends during the previous month. They agreed that sufficient interest had been aroused and decided to formally distribute their prospectus for a new Society. The prospectus ("A Proposal to Establish a Central Asian Society") began: "At present there is in London no society or institution which is devoted entirely to the consideration of Central Asian questions from their political as well as from their geographical, commercial or scientific aspect, though Societies such as the Royal Geographical and Royal Asiatic Society discuss these subjects incidentally. It is therefore proposed to establish a society to be called the Central Asian Society, with rooms, where those who either have travelled in Central Asia, or are interested in Central Asian questions, could meet one another."
The "Central Asian questions" to which the Proposal referred derived from the political and diplomatic confrontation between Britain and Russia that continued throughout most of the nineteenth century. The confrontation was played-out in the Central Asian territories that lay between British India and Russia, and came to be known, after Kipling, as the "great game". Many of the founding members and key figures of the Central Asian Society were active participants in the latter stages of this "game" of empires, as much of the material in the archive reflects.
On 1 January, 1975, the Society changed its name to The Royal Society for Asian Affairs, reflecting a shift of emphasis from narrowly Central Asian matters to an embrace of Asia as a whole. The shift of emphasis had already been marked (in 1970) by the renaming of the Society's Journal as Asian Affairs. Formerly, Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, the Society's Journal has been published continuously since 1914. The present remit of the RSAA is the contemporary economic, political and social developments of every Asian country.
For a detailed history of the RSAA (including the founding "Proposal" quoted above), see Hugh Leach with Susan Maria Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World: The First Hundred Years of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs (Formerly Royal Central Asian Society) (RoutledgeCurzon, London: 2003).

Contents:
Documents, maps, art-work and photographic materials deposited with the Royal Society for Asian Affairs (RSAA). The RSAA archive is divided into three Sections: specific collections of material (designated by the reference RSAA/SC); photographic material used to illustrate lectures to the Society (designated RSAA/L); and a wide range of miscellaneous material (designated RSAA/M). The archive does not include administrative files of the Society.
Specific collections (RSAA/SC) includes material from: Lieut Col F M Bailey, Sir Charles Bell, C A V Bowra, E C M Bowra, John Duncan Vaughan Campbell (5th Earl Cawdor), Gen Sir Edward F Chapman, Col C H Ellis, Major Colin Metcalf Enriquez (pen-name, Theophilus), Col Sir William Everett, Sir Stuart Mitford Fraser, Lieut Robert Grindlay, Eric Kennington, the Shakespear family (predominantly, the papers of Sir Richmond Shakespear), Lieut Col R C F Schomberg, and John Claude White.



Illustrated Lectures  RSAA/L  [c. 1921]-2003

26 files

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Glass slides and colour transparencies used to illustrate lectures to the (Royal) Central Asian Society and the Royal Society for Asian Affairs. In most cases, a copy negative and a low contrast 'postcard' print has been made for each slide. Lecture texts were published in either the Journal of the Central Asian Society, the Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, or in Asian Affairs. In the main, dates for each slide Series have been given according to the date of the lecture, unless otherwise indicated.

W E D Allen, "Georgia"  RSAA/L/1  1928

7 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Contents:
7 x b/w glass slides, showing views of Georgia, including Tiflis. The slides are numbered: 664, 665, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670. For the lecture text, see W E D Allen, "The Georgians," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XVI (1929), pp. 56-70: "The basis of this lecture is two journeys which I made to Georgia: the first, to the Georgian Soviet Republic during June and July, 1926; and the second, to the Georgian districts which lie within the Turkish frontier, during May and June of this year [1929]" (p.56).
With regard to the slides, Allen noted (p.56): "The photographs which I took in Turkish territory unfortunately all got spoiled. I have, however, a few slides which have been very kindly lent to me by Mr J F Baddeley." Baddeley is, therefore, the photographer of the seven slides. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints have not yet been made.

Major H Wilberforce-Bell, "Aden"  RSAA/L/2  1926

25 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
25 x b/w glass slides, showing views of Aden, and used to illustrate an Anniversary Lecture given to the Central Asian Society, 10 June, 1926. For the lecture text, see Major H Wilberforce-Bell, "Aden," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XIII (1926), pp. 226-44. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

Major A W D Bentinck, "The Assyrians"  RSAA/L/3  1924

46 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
46 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Central Asian Society, 12 December, 1924. For the lecture text, see Major A W D Bentinck, "The Assyrians," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XII (1925), pp. 123-35. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

D Bourke-Borrowes, "Siam"  RSAA/L/4  1928

73 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
Dermot Richard Southwell Bourke-Borrowes (1884-1968). 73 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Central Asian Society, 18 April, 1928. For the lecture text, see D Bourke-Borrowes, "Siam," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XV (1928), pp. 305-23. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.
See also, D R S Bourke-Borrowes, "The Teak Industry of Siam". Issued by The Ministry of Commerce and Communications, Bangkok, Siam (October, 1927). Includes photographs of logging, and a map showing the main teak-bearing localities. The title page notes that the author was "late Adviser to the Royal Forest Department". Copy held at RSAA Library.

D Bourke-Borrowes, "Changes and Development in Persia during the Pahlevi Régime"  RSAA/L/5  1930

43 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
Dermot Richard Southwell Bourke-Borrowes (1884-1968). 43 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Central Asian Society, 5 November, 1930. For the lecture text, see D Bourke-Borrowes, "Changes and Development in Persia during the Pahlevi Régime," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XVIII (1931), pp. 39-49. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

Captain G J Eccles, "The Sultanate of Muscat and Oman"  RSAA/L/6  1925-1927

35 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
35 x b/w glass slides, most used to illustrate a lecture to the Central Asian Society, 27 October, 1926. (Some photographs were taken subsequently in 1927.) For the lecture text, see Captain G J Eccles, "The Sultanate of Muscat and Oman," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XIV (1927), pp. 19-42. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.
For a brief obituary notice for Captain Eccles, see Journal of the Central Asian Society, XVI (1929), p. 282. See also the posthumously published account by Eccles, "A Trip to Alamut, Lahijan and Rasht," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XVI (1929), pp. 328-40.

Lieut-Col Sir Kerr Fraser-Tytler, "Afghanistan: A Brief Description"  RSAA/L/7  1942

11 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Contents:
11 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate an Anniversary Lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society, 1 July, 1942. For the lecture text, see Lieut-Col Sir Kerr Fraser-Tytler, "Afghanistan: A Brief Description," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XXIX (1942), pp. 165-75. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints have not yet been made.
See also, "Obituary" for Lieut-Col Sir Kerr Fraser-Tytler, Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, LI (1964), pp. 86-7.

J C French, "A Tour Through Afghanistan"  RSAA/L/8  1932

30 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
30 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society, 19 October, 1932. For the lecture text, see J C French, "A Tour Through Afghanistan," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XX (1933), pp. 27-45. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

Major J C Glubb, "The Bedouins of Northern Arabia"  RSAA/L/9  1934

33 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
33 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society, 19 September, 1934. For the lecture text, see Major J C Glubb, "The Bedouins of Northern Arabia," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XXII (1935), pp. 13-31 (note: the title of the printed text refers erroneously to "Northern Iraq" - see correction in the same volume, p. vii). Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

Maj-Gen H L Haughton, "Cyprus Since the War"  RSAA/L/10  1953

26 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).


Related information: For draft sections of an account of Maj-Gen Haughton's experiences, which he had intended to publish, see RSAA/M/266

Contents:
26 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society, 25 March, 1953. For the lecture text, see Maj-Gen H L Haughton, "Cyprus Since the War," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XL (1953), pp. 108-116. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints have not yet been made.
See also the obituary for Maj-Gen H L Haughton, Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XLII (1955), pp. 212-3.

Sir Evelyn Howell, "Some Problems of the Indian Frontier"  RSAA/L/11  1933

43 slides (inc 3 wanting)

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
40 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society, 13 December, 1933. For the lecture text, see Sir Evelyn Howell, "Some Problems of the Indian Frontier," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XXI (1934), pp. 181-98. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

W H Ingrams, "Peace in the Hadhramaut"  RSAA/L/12  1936-1937

87 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
87 x b/w glass slides, many used to illustrate a lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society, 20 July, 1938. For the lecture text, see W H Ingrams, "Peace in the Hadhramaut," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XXV (1938), pp. 507-41. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

Maj-Gen A Le G Jacob, "Waziristan"  RSAA/L/13  1927

28 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
28 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Central Asian Society, 25 May, 1927. For the lecture text, see Maj-Gen A Le G Jacob, "Waziristan," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XIV (1927), pp. 238-57. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

Ja'Far Pasha El Askeri, "Five Years' Progress in Iraq"  RSAA/L/14  [c. 1921-1932]

8 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
8 x b/w glass slides, including Sir H Dobbs opening the first Iraq Parliament and the Coronation of King Faisal. The slides (probably) derive from Ja'Far Pasha El Askeri, who had planned to deliver a lecture on Iraq to the Central Asian Society on 17 November, 1926, but was "summmoned from London, where he was his country's Diplomatic Agent, to become Prime Minister and to form a new Ministry in Baghdad." For the text of the proposed lecture, see Ja'Far Pasha El Askeri, "Five Years' Progress in Iraq," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XIV (1927), pp. 62-72. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

E H Keeling, "The Proposed Haifa-Baghdad Railway"  RSAA/L/15  1934

44 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
44 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society, 15 May, 1934. For the lecture text, see E H Keeling, "The Proposed Haifa-Baghdad Railway," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XXI (1934), pp. 373-93. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

E H King, "A Journey Through Armenian Cilicia"  RSAA/L/16  1936

42 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Contents:
42 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society, 26 January, 1937. For the lecture text, see E H King, "A Journey Through Armenian Cilicia," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XXIV (1937), pp. 234-46. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

Brevet Lieut-Col D E Knollys, "Military Operations in Transcaspia, 1918-1919"  RSAA/L/17  1925

55 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
55 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Central Asian Society, 10 December, 1925. For the lecture text, see Brevet Lieut-Col D E Knollys, "Military Operations in Transcaspia, 1918-1919," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XIII (1926), pp. 89-110. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

G M Lees, "Two Years in South Kurdistan"  RSAA/L/18  1928

41 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
41 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Central Asian Society, 14 March, 1928. For the lecture text, see G M Lees, "Two Years in South Kurdistan," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XV (1928), pp. 253-77. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

Major D McCallum, "The Discovery and Development of the New Land Route to the East"  RSAA/L/19  1923

26 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
26 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Central Asian Society, 14 November, 1925. For the lecture text, see Major D McCallum, "The Discovery and Development of the New Land Route to the East," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XII (1925), pp. 43-67. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.
The lecture begins (p. 44): "A little over a year ago, Mr C E S Palmer, then His Majesty's Consul in Damascus, began making enquiries and investigations with a view to finding a quick route from Damascus to Baghdad over which mechanically-propelled vehicles could cross the desert. From various shooting expeditions into the desert it was known that, for part of the way at any rate, this Syrian Desert was feasible for light motor transport. The question to be solved was whether it were possible to cross the desert from west to east by motor-car."
See also, for a lecture by the same speaker about another journey by "mechanically-propelled vehicle," McCallum, "Impressions of Indo-China," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XVI (1929), pp. 163-80. The lecture begins (p. 163): "In 1925, when my wife and I were bound with my regiment for North China, it occurred to us how much more pleasant it would be to do the return journey homeward by motor rather than again face the doubtful pleasures of a long journey in a troopship. Also, being keen members of the Central Asian Society, we might profitably seize the opportunity of returning home overland to visit Central Asia."

Col T Nisbet, "The Motor Route from India"  RSAA/L/20  1927

32 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
32 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Central Asian Society, 23 November, 1927. For the lecture text, see Col T Nisbet, "The Motor Route from India," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XV (1928), pp. 36-47. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.
See also, [Nisbet], "Some Notes on the Overland Motor Route to India," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XIV (1927), pp. 181-88.

H St J B Philby, "Mecca and Madina"  RSAA/L/21  1933

52 glass slides

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
52 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society, 19 July, 1933. For the lecture text, see H St J B Philby, "Mecca and Madina," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XX (1933), pp. 504-18. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

Eldon Rutter, "The Holy Cities of Arabia"  RSAA/L/22  1929

10 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Contents:
10 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Central Asian Society, 27 February, 1929. For the lecture text, see Eldon Rutter, "The Holy Cities of Arabia," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XVI (1929), pp. 196-205. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints have not yet been made.

C P Skrine, "The Roads to Kashgar"  RSAA/L/23  1925

39 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
39 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate two consecutive lectures to the Central Asian Society, 20 March and 24 April, 1925. For the combined lecture text, see C P Skrine, "The Roads to Kashgar," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XII (1925), pp. 226-50. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

Col D I Shuttleworth, "Turkey, from the Armistice to the Peace"  RSAA/L/24  1924

13 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
13 x b/w slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Central Asian Society, 22 November, 1924. For the lecture text, see Col D I Shuttleworth, "Turkey, from the Armistice to the Peace," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XI (1924), pp. 51-67. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

Michal Vyvyan, "The Caravan Road from Persia to Turkey"  RSAA/L/25  1930

35 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the contact sheets.

Contents:
35 x b/w glass slides, used to illustrate a lecture to the Central Asian Society, 1 October, 1930. For the lecture text, see Michal Vyvyan, "The Caravan Road from Persia to Turkey," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XVIII (1931), pp. 5-13. Copy negatives and contact sheets only made.

Capt P E I Bailey, "A Tribute to F M Bailey"  RSAA/L/26  2003

1 box

Typescript (A4 x 14), RSAA Lecture Programme card, 35mm transparencies (x 55), VHS video tape (x 2), CD audio (x 2).

Contents:
A box of materials relating to a lecture ("A Tribute to F M Bailey") given to members of the RSAA by Captain P E I Bailey, at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, on Wednesday 9 July, 2003. For a report of the lecture, see Asian Affairs, XXXV (2004), pp.271-2. Captain Bailey is nephew to Lieut-Col F M Bailey (see RSAA/SC/BAI).
The materials are as follows:
1. RSAA Lecture Programme card, listing the lecture by Capt P E I Bailey.
2. Lecture text (with marginal numbering to indicate the sequence of slides), title-sheet and final sheet with the signature of S M Farrington, dated 6 August, 2003. (Typed sheets x 14.)
3. Audio CDs x 2 (in one double jewel-case) of F M Bailey speaking about the Younghusband Mission. Date and origin of original recording unknown. The unmarked has an audio file of approximately 5 mins duration (sound quality poor). The CD marked "Master with e-Q" begins with the same audio file but terminates after approximatrely 2 mins (sound quality superior to the unmarked CD).
4. VHS cassette copy of a cine film ("Bhutan") shot by F M Bailey in 1928. Duration: 17 mins. Copy made by the British Film Institute. Extract shown at the end of P E I Bailey's lecture. Lord Allenby, in his introduction to F M Bailey's lecture ("Travels in Bhutan") to the Central Asian Society, on 12 March, 1930, remarked: "[Colonel Bailey] has recently been to Bhutan, where he was able to take a film, the first ever made of that country, which he is showing this afternoon." Lieut Col F M Bailey, "Travels in Bhutan," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XVII (1930), p. 206. The film begins with scenes in Sikkim (elephants in evidence), and includes dancing at Paro Dzong.
5. VHS cassette copy of a cine film ("Paper Making at Gyantse") shot by F M Bailey in 1928. Duration: 2 mins. Copy made by the British Film Institute. Extract shown at the end of P E I Bailey's lecture.
6. 35mm colour transparencies prepared (by Susan Farrington) to accompany Capt P E I Bailey's lecture. Each transparency is titled and has a number in accordance with the lecture text. Transparencies are derived either from F M Bailey's glass slides in the RSAA archive, or from material belonging to Capt P E I Bailey. The transparencies are as follows (titles and referencing as noted on each):
(1) F M Bailey post-Sandhurst and pre-India, 1900. (P E I Bailey). (2) Meconopsis integrifolia x simplicifolia, Nyma La. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/2/13). (3) Father of Colonel F M Bailey. (P E I Bailey). (4) Shooting Eight, Wellington. (P E I Bailey). (5) F M Bailey in uniform of 17th Bengal Lancers. (P E I Bailey). (6) "Self" in disguise. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/2/19). (7) Eric and Kitamder in Com'eis Garden, Sadiya, 1911. (P E I Bailey). (8) RGS Gold Medal. (RGS display board listing, photographed by Farrington). (9) Col F M Bailey. (P E I Bailey). (10) The Hon Mrs Irma Bailey. (P E I Bailey). (11) Mrs Bailey with the Dalai Lama. (P E I Bailey). (12) F M Bailey [and another person, both in costume]. (P E I Bailey). (13) F M Bailey in Russian clothes for passport. (P E I Bailey). As published in Bailey, Mission to Tashkent (1946), facing p. 134. (14) Escort at Paik Pamirs. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/3/4). As published in Bailey, Mission to Tashkent (1946), facing p. 20, with the following caption: "Guards of Honour on the Pamirs. Chinese troops and Gilgit scouts." (15) Felling trees in Tashkent. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/3/39). (Li) Map of Central Asia. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI//3/1). (Lii) Kaufmann Monument, Tashkent. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/3/35). (Liii) Map: Tashkent to Meshed. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/3/25, showing Bailey's route marked in red). (16) Chernaivo Station, 13 August, 1918. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/3/10). (17) Shah Zinaa, Samarkhand. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/3/48). (Liv) Tamerlane's Tomb, Samarkhand. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/3/45). (18) Registan, Samarkhand. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/3/41). (Lv) Koran Stand, Samarkhand. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/3/46). (Lvi) Tashkent-Mashed route, 1918. (Farrington). (Lvii) City Wall, Bukhara. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/4/4). (19) Horse Bazaar, Bukhara. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/4/8). (20) Crossing the Oxus. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/4/22). (Lviii) Oxus Ferry at Burdalik. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/4/20). (21) Meeting Turkomans in Desert. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/4/30). The image is reproduced on the dustjacket to Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), where it is dated 1918, and captioned: "Unexpected meeting with Turcoman horsemen during Bailey's flight from Bokhara to Meshed." (Lix) Men in Desert. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/4/28). (22) Rumanians at Bukhara. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/4/13). (Lx) Closer view of previous image (RSAA/SC/BAI/4/13). (23) Col F M Bailey (portrait). (P E I Bailey). (24) F M Bailey (in military uniform). (P E I Bailey). Reproduced in Leach with Farrington (2003), p. 85, where the uniform is noted as that of the 17th Bengal Lancers. (Lxi) Four Indian officers, 32nd Pioneers, 1903. (P E I Bailey). (25) Children collecting fuel, Gyantse. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/2/1). (Lxii) Dressing wounded Tibetans. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/1/39). (26) Crossing Tsang Po, 1904. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/2/7). (Liii) Making road on Tang La, 1904. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/1/25). (27) Ta Lama and Tunyik Chembo. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/2/23). (Lxiv) Cane bridge, Sikkim. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/1/1). (28) General and Staff, Lhasa. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/2/22). (Lxv) Younghusband and White. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/1/45). (29) On Gyamtso Na Lake. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/1/3). (Lxvi) Military Infantrymen below Potala. (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/2/33). (30) Col F M Bailey (portrait). (P E I Bailey). Reproduced in Leach with Farrington (2003), p. 85. (Lxvii) Boy with head of Ovis poli (Ammon). (Copy of RSAA/SC/BAI/2/47). Reproduced as the Frontispiece to Leach with Farrington (2003).
Here follow eight transparencies (without number) that were prepared (by Farrington) but not used in P E I Bailey's lecture. All, bar one, derive from the watercolours and photographs of Colonel Sir William Everett KCMG (1844-1908), donated to the RSAA by The Hon Mrs Eric Bailey, grandchild of Col Sir William Everett. See RSAA/SC/EV. The transparencies are as follows:
[1] Kemach, Armenia. Watercolour. (RSAA/SC/EV/2). [2] Castle of the Diadin, Eastern Euphrates. Watercolour. (RSAA/SC/EV/1). [3] The Lake, Erzeroum. Photograph. (RSAA/SC/EV/1). [4] Erzeroum. The city from the British Consulate looking SE. Photograph. (RSAA/SC/EV/1). [5] On Gyamtso Na Lake, 1903. Transparency, close-up of transparency 29 above, derived from RSAA/SC/BAI/1/3. [6] Mt Ararat. Watercolour. (RSAA/SC/EV/1). [7] Ispir. Watercolour. (RSAA/SC/EV/1). [8] Boat on Lake of Tantoum[?]. Watercolour. (RSAA/SC/EV/2).

Capt Francis Leeson, "The American Zoological Expedition to Nepal"  RSAA/L/27  1948-1949

1 file

118 colour 35mm transparencies

Contents:
118 colour 35mm transparencies, taken by Capt Francis Leeson. The transparencies relate to the American Zoological Expedition to Nepal, led by Dr Dillon Ripley. Each transparency is labelled and dated on its cardboard housing. See the note concerning Capt Leeson's lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society (9 November, 1949) in the Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, Vol XXXVII (January, 1950), p. 83. The material was donated to the RSAA archive by Capt Leeson in 2005.

Miscellaneous Material  RSAA/M  1785-2004

303 files

Contents:
Miscellaneous material from a range of creators associated with the Central Asian Society, the Royal Central Asian Society, and the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.

Sir Denison and Lady Ross (photographs)  RSAA/M/1  1946

1 file

2 photographs (b/w), both measuring 170 x 120mm.

Contents:
Two photographs (b/w) of the tombstone erected in Istanbul Cemetery to the memory of Sir Denison and Lady Ross, who both died in 1940. The file also includes a letter from the Foreign Office, London (from Rosamund Upcher, Turkish Section) sent to the Royal Central Asian Society with the photographs, in which lines from Omar Khayyam, inscribed on the tombstone, are translated.
Sir Denison Ross, who was the first Director of the School of Oriental Studies (SOS, later SOAS), University of London, joined the Royal Central Asian Society in 1925, served as a Council Member and as Vice President. See Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), pp. 154-5.

Rosita Forbes (photographs)  RSAA/M/2  [1921]

1 file

12 photographs (b/w), each measuring 140 x 85mm.

Contents:
Twelve photographs, from Rosita Forbes (1893-1967), of Jaghbub, Jedabia, Taj and Kufara Valley (Libya). Two of the photographs include Rosita Forbes.
From November 1920 - February 1921, Rosita Forbes (disguised as a bedouin woman) and Ahmed Hassanein, with permission from Sayed Idriss al Senussi, made a visit to Kufara Oasis. Forbes describes the journey in Kufara, the Secret of the Sahara (1921).
On her return to England, Rosita Forbes gave a talk to the Central Asian Society, on 18 May, 1921. See Rosita Forbes, "The Senussi as a Factor in North African Development," Journal of the Central Asian Society, VIII: IV (1921), pp. 168-87.

Paul B Henze (photographs)  RSAA/M/3  [1958]

1 file

8 photographs (b/w), each measuring 120 x 85mm.

Contents:
Eight photographs, by Paul B Henze, of Yazilikaya, the Hittite shrine near Bogazköy, two of which were published to illustrate Paul B Henze, "The Written Rock - A Visit to the Hittite shrine, Yazilikaya, near Bogazköy," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XLV: III and IV (1958), pp. 276-82. The two photographs published are facing p. 269.

Map of Turkey  RSAA/M/4  n.d.

1 file

Negative, in casing, measuring 90 x 55mm.

Contents:
A map of Turkey (in Turkish), in the form of a negative.

H A R Gibb  RSAA/M/5  1934-1935

1 file

Contents:
Material pertaining to a lecture ("Social Reactions in the Muslim World") given by Professor H A R Gibb at the 1934 Anniversary Meeting of the Royal Central Asian Society, in which Professor Gibb emphasised the need for a systematic study of "the introduction of Western elements into the social structure of Muslim countries" (lecture synopsis).
The file comprises: lecture synopsis, a study outline ("Programme of Studies on the Reactions of the Muslim Peoples to Western Ideas and Influence"), correspondence between Professor Gibb and the Royal Central Asian Society, and a note from E S Drawer listing murders of Muslim women in "one week".

Major H S Forbes  RSAA/M/6  1957

1 file

2 sheets

Contents:
A letter (duplicated, unsigned) from Major H S Forbes, at the British Embassy, Ankara, enclosing an (uncompletetd) application membership form for the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara. Verso both sheets is a long list of names (holograph).

Panoramas of Constantinople  RSAA/M/7  c. 1890

2 rolls

Both rolled, both measuring 1,130 x 90mm

Contents:
Two panoramic views of Constantinople, in colour. One taken from the Turkish side of the Bosphorus, the other from the European quarter. Both published by E F Rochat, Constantinople, Editions d'Art de l'Orient (numbers 4140 and 4861)

Brusa, Turkey (photographs)  RSAA/M/8  1921-1922

2 rolls

2 photographs, b/w, measuring 510 x 220mm and 280 x 215mm.

Contents:
Two aerial photographs (b/w) of Brusa, north-western Turkey, looking E/SE and showing the Barracks and Oulou Jami Mosque.
The back of the larger photograph has a Royal Air Force Photographic Section stamp, with the date "19.11.12". However, the RAF was not formed until 1918. Thus, 1921, also written on the back of the photograph, seems likely to be the correct date. The smaller photograph is dated 1922.

Galata Bridge, Istanbul (photograph)  RSAA/M/9  c. 1920

1 roll

Photograph (b/w) measuring 395 x 295mm.

Contents:
Photograph (b/w) of Galata Bridge, Istanbul.

St Sophia Mosque, Istanbul (photograph)  RSAA/M/10  c. 1900

1 roll

Photograph (b/w) measuring 385 x 295mm.

Contents:
Interior photograph (b/w) of St Sophia Mosque, Istanbul.

Revised List of Names in Palestine  RSAA/M/11  1937

1 file

12 pages

Contents:
Corrected and Revised List of Names in Palestine by the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use (PCGN). The list was first published in February 1925, Maj Gen Edward Gleichen, Chairman, PCGN, Royal Geographical Society, London,

Palestine Royal Commission  RSAA/M/12  1937

1 file

42 pages

Contents:
Palestine Royal Commission. Summary of Report (with Extracts). HMSO, Colonial No. 135. With fold-out map inside back cover showing "Partition Provisional Frontier".

Mandate for Palestine (Cmd. 1708).  RSAA/M/13  1922

1 file

8 pages. Triangular cut to top of title page.

Contents:
Mandate for Palestine (Cmd. 1708). Letter from the Secretary to the Cabinet to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations of July 1, 1922, enclosing a Note in reply to Cardinal Gasparri's letter of May 15, 1922, addressed to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations.

Herbert Sidebotham, "The Future of Palestine"  RSAA/M/14  1922

1 file

8 pages.

Contents:
Herbert Sidebotham, "The Future of Palestine". British Palestine Committee, London.

Palestine (18 February, 1922)  RSAA/M/15  1922

1 file

Pages 117-24.

Contents:
Palestine (The Organ of the British Palestine Committee), X: 16 (18 February, 1922), containing "Lord Northcliffe and Palestine" (pp. 117-20).

Palestine (1 July, 1922)  RSAA/M/16  1922

1 file

Pages 57-80.

Contents:
Palestine (The Organ of the British Palestine Committee), XI: 8 (1 July, 1922), containing "The Coming Debate" (pp. 57-60), and Leonard Stein, "The Mandate" (pp. 61-75).

"Palestine" (Cmd. 1700)  RSAA/M/17  1922

1 file

31 pages. Two copies in file, one of which has a triangular cut to top of title-page.

Contents:
Cmd. 1700. Correspondence with the Palestine Arab Delegation and the Zionist Organisation. Presented to Parliament by Command of His Majesty. June, 1922.

Agreement between the Emir Feisal and Dr Chaim Weizmann  RSAA/M/18  1919

1 file

Photostat, 4 sheets

Contents:
Agreement (9 Articles) between the Emir Feisal, representing and acting on behalf of the Arab Kingdom of Hedjaz, and Dr Chaim Weizmann, representing and acting on behalf of the Zionist Organization.

Newspaper cuttings (Palestine)  RSAA/M/19  1921-1922

1 file

Contents:
Various newspaper cuttings, including a series of articles by Philip Graves published in The Times under the general title "Some Truths about Palestine" (articles 2-7 included in the file).

Crusader Castles (photographs)  RSAA/M/20  n.d

1 file

4 photographs (b/w), each measuring 160 x 210mm, two with negatives.

Contents:
Four photographs (b/w): (1) Carmel of Judah (El Kurmul), south of Jerusalem; (2) Tibnin, or Thoron, Syria (with negative); (3) Kul'at Kurein, crusading castle of Montfort; (4) Kul'at Hunin, Chastiau Neuf (with negative). The photographer is not identified.

Map Illustrating Jewish Proposals for Jerusalem  RSAA/M/21  1938

1 file

Measures 410 x 390mm

Contents:
Map Illustrating Jewish Proposals for Jerusalem, with proposed Jewish boundary marked in red. Map No. 11, printed at Ordnance Survey, 1938. Scale 1:20,000.

Map Showing Proposed Boundary between Jaffa and Tel Aviv  RSAA/M/22  1938

1 file

Measures 840 x 630mm

Contents:
Map showing proposed boundary (marked in red) between Jaffa and Tel Aviv. Map No. 12, printed at Ordnance Survey, 1938. Scale 1:2500.

Palestine of the Crusades (map)  RSAA/M/23  1938

1 file

The map sheet measures 770 x 550mm.

Contents:
Map (colour) prepared by F J Salmon with an historical introduction and gazetteer by C N Johns. "The map covers the greater part of the Latin Kingdom which came into existence as a result of the armed pilgrimage to the Holy Land which is known as the First Crusade (1097-1099)" (p. 1).
Also included is a sheet (A4, duplicated) headed "Note on the Map of 'Palestine of the Crusades'" by F J Salmon, Commissioner for Lands and Surveys, dated 7 February, 1938.

"Statement by Captain Ramsay MP concerning his detention..."  RSAA/M/24  1940-1944

1 file

Duplicated copy, sheets numbered 1-15 and 1-8 (total, 23 sheets).

Contents:
"Statement by Captain Ramsay MP concerning his detention under Paragraph 18B of the Defence Regulations".
The file also contains the front to the envelope in which the RSAA received the document, a letter to Captain Inglefield from Miss M N Kennedy (signed), Secretary of the Royal Central Asian Society, which begins: "Perhaps it was you or Mrs Erskine who very kindly sent us a copy of Captain Ramsay's 'defence'. I have put it aside for Sir John Shea, but I may in the meantime say that I cannot believe that Capt. Ramsay thinks the 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion' was an authentic document."

Jerusalem (photographs)  RSAA/M/25  1948

1 file

4 x b/w photographs, three measuring 180 x 130mm, the fourth 135 x 115mm.

Contents:
Four photographs (b/w), stamped and issued by the State of Israel Government Press Division. Three of the photographs are views of Jerusalem (one marked "King George Garden"). The fourth photograph shows a young boy stood in front of tents.

Jerusalem (photograph)  RSAA/M/26  [c. 1910]

1 file

Photograph (sepia), measuring 295 x 230mm.

Contents:
Photograph (sepia), showing a view of Jerusalem from outside the city walls.

Cedar Trees, Syria (photographs)  RSAA/M/27  [c. 1890]

1 file

2 x sepia photographs, both measuring 280 x 210mm.

Contents:
Two sepia photographs of groups cedar trees in Syria, produced by Maison Bonfils.
Note: The Bonfils family established a photography studio in Beirut in 1867. Felix and Marie-Lydie Bonfils with their son, Adrien, documented life in the pre-modern Near East. Maison Bonfils photographs became well-known around the world in the late 19th century.

Theatre at Argos, Greece (photograph)  RSAA/M/28  [c. 1900]

1 file

Sepia photograph, measuring 255 x 200mm.

Contents:
Sepia photograph, showing rows of theatre seats carved in the rock, separated by an aisle of steps.

Jerusalem (photographs)  RSAA/M/29  [c. 1900]

1 file

2 x sepia photographs: Mosque of Al-Aksa (145 x 100mm) Minaret Al-Asbat (95 x 60mm)

Contents:
Two sepia photographs of Jerusalem, one showing the Mosque of Al-Aksa, the other showing the Minaret Al-Asbat (situated within the courtyard of the Mosque of the Al-Aksa).

Photograph album (Holy Land and Greece)  RSAA/M/30  1875

1 file

Bound photograph album (measuring 320 x 240mm), containing 95 b/w prints (adhered), prints measuring between 215 x 140mm and 275 x 210mm.

Contents:
Photograph album, containing commercial photographs of the Holy Land and Greece, nearly all with hand-written captions. The second and third photographs in the album, showing a small group with tents, have the legend: "Our encampment outside Jerusalem (between the Jaffa and Damascus Gates) Saturday - Tuesday, April 10th - 13th, 1875". There is no other indication of the origin of the album.
Loosely inserted, inside front cover, are duplicate photographs of the second and third photographs ("our encampment"), and a map of Palestine with additions in red, possibly showing the route travelled.
Many of the photographs bear the commercial signature "P Bergheim" and are numbered. (In the 1860s, Peter Bergheim was one of several photographers who established a studio in the Middle East, producing souvenir photographs for tourists.)

"The May Riots in Palestine"  RSAA/M/31  1921

1 file

2 newspaper sheets, measuring 380 x 250mm.

Contents:
Newspaper cutting from The Jewish Guardian (11 November, 1928), pp. 13-15.

The Arbitrator (Organ of the International Arbitration League, London).  RSAA/M/32  1930

1 file

Complete copy held (pages numbered 33-40).

Contents:
The Arbitrator, No. 593 (May, 1930). Pencil marking against a note on Palestine (p. 34). On p. 40, there is a list of subscribers for 1929.

Sir Arnold Wilson, "The Middle East"  RSAA/M/33  1926

1 file

Paper covers, sewn.

Contents:
Lieut Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson, "The Middle East," extracted from Journal of the British Institute of International Affairs, March 1926, pp. 96-110.

"Palestine's Economic Position"  RSAA/M/34  1929

1 file

Journal cutting, one sheet.

Contents:
"Palestine's Economic Position," The Near East and India (5 December, 1929), p. 637. The article discusses Palestine's orange production.

Palestine and Syria (newspaper and journal cuttings)  RSAA/M/35  1920-1930

1 file

Newspaper and journal cuttings.

Contents:
Newspaper and journal cuttings, including "Decrees" (in French), concerning the (newly) autonomous States of Lebanon, Damascus and Syria. Texts in French, English and Italian.

Saudi Arabia (photographs)  RSAA/M/36  1942

1 file

40 x b/w photographs, each 170 x 120mm.

Contents:
Photographs (b/w x 40) of Saudi Arabia, including views of Riyadh and Jidda.
The photographs were taken by Lt Philip Arnold, LRDG MEF, and lodged, in 1942, with the Royal Central Asian Society, for safe-keeping. The file includes a numbered typed list of the photographic subjects prepared by Lt Arnold. Photograph 7 ("Street scene in Riyadh") is missing from the collection. Also included in the file is a covering letter from Lt Arnold to the Society, and a note from the Press Censor.

Colin Barnes  RSAA/M/37  1969

1 file

12 sheets and 1 photograph (colour, 155 x 105mm)

Contents:
Three articles (typescripts) by Colin Barnes: "The British Military Mission to Saudi Arabia 1946-1951" (2 sheets); "A Short History of The Trucial Oman Levies, Trucial Oman Scouts and The Union Defence Force of the Trucial States (later United Arab Emirates) of the Arabian Gulf, 1951 to 1972" (4 sheets); "Audiences with His Imperial Majesty The Emperor Haille Selaisse of Ethiopia" (5 sheets).
In addition, a colour photograph showing s distant view of The Palace at Abu Dhabi (pre-1969), and a letter (26 February, 1969, copy) from Zaid Bin Sultan to Emperor Hailee Salasee (sic) introducing "Major Colin Barnes MBE".
Lt Col Colin Barnes, MBE, FRGS, served with the Sultan's Armed Forces in Oman, the Transjordan Frontier Force, the British Military Mission to Saudi Arabia, the Trucial Oman Levies and Scouts, and the Abu Dhabi Defence Force. He also worked for the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa, and for the Desert Locust Survey in a number of African countries. See also, Colin Barnes, "The Transjordan Frontier Force," Asian Affairs, IX (1978), pp. 67-9.

Aden (photographs)  RSAA/M/38  n.d.

1 file

Photograph 1 (b/w), measures 205 x 140mm. Photograph 2 (b/w) measures 150 x 115mm.

Contents:
Two photographs (b/w) of scenes in the Aden hinterland: (1) a group of camels drinking at a stream by rocks, with men in the distance; (2) four figures at the Wadi Tiban, Lahej.
The second photograph is marked "pre-WWI". Photographer(s) unknown, the photographs are not necessarily related other than by country.

D Bourke-Borrowes (photographs)  RSAA/M/39  [1930]

1 file

23 x b/w photographs, each measuring 85 x 60mm, pasted into a small sewn booklet.

Contents:
Dermot Richard Southwell Bourke-Borrowes (1884-1968). Twenty-three photographs (b/w) of Persian subjects, taken by D Bourke-Borrowes, and used to support his lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society, 5 November, 1930. The photographs, each with a caption, are pasted into a small sewn booklet. Each photograph has a reference number referring to slides used during the lecture.
See D Bourke-Borrowes, "Changes and development in Persia during the Pahlevi régime," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XVIII (1931), pp. 39-49. See also, D Bourke-Borrowes, "Riza Shah Pahlevi, 1925-1941," Royal Central Asian Journal, XXVIII (1941), pp. 444-5.

D Bourke-Borrowes, "Modern Persia"  RSAA/M/40  1932

11 files

Contents:
Dermot Richard Southwell Bourke-Borrowes (1884-1968). Unpublished typescript, in ten Chapters, with a letter from Sir Denison Ross to the author. The Chapters have been split into separate files.

Title-page and Chapter I to "Modern Persia"  RSAA/M/40/1  [1932]

1 file

14 numbered sheets, plus card cover

Contents:
Title-page and Chapter I ("Events Leading up to the Establishment of the Pahlevi Dynasty") to D Bourke-Borrowes, "Modern Persia". The file also includes the original front cover to the manuscript (which is marked "Persia 1923-28").

"Modern Persia" Chapter II  RSAA/M/40/2  [1932]

1 file

17 numbered sheets.

Contents:
Chapter II ("Internal Changes and Developments") to D Bourke-Borrowes, "Modern Persia".

"Modern Persia" Chapter III  RSAA/M/40/3  [1932]

1 file

13 numbered sheets.

Contents:
Chapter III ("The Defence Services") to D Bourke-Borrowes, "Modern Persia".

"Modern Persia" Chapter IV  RSAA/M/40/4  [1932]

1 file

20 numbered sheets

Contents:
Chapter IV ("Internal Security") to D Bourke-Borrowes, "Modern Persia".

"Modern Persia" Chapter V  RSAA/M/40/5  [1932]

1 file

35 numbered sheets (including sheets 18 and 18A, both of which are holograph).

Contents:
Chapter V ("Foreign Relations") to D Bourke-Borrowes, "Modern Persia".

"Modern Persia" Chapter VI  RSAA/M/40/6  [1932]

1 file

19 numbered sheets.

Contents:
Chapter VI ("Development of Resources") to D Bourke-Borrowes, "Modern Persia".

"Modern Persia" Chapter VII  RSAA/M/40/7  [1932]

1 file

21 numbered sheets (sheet 14 extended by additional adhered paper).

Contents:
Chapter VII ("Communications and Transport") to D Bourke-Borrowes, "Modern Persia".

"Modern Persia" Chapter VIII  RSAA/M/40/8  [1932]

1 file

28 numbered sheets

Contents:
Chapter VIII ("Economics and Finance") to D Bourke-Borrowes, "Modern Persia".

"Modern Persia" Chapter IX  RSAA/M/40/9  [1932]

1 file

21 numbered sheets.

Contents:
Chapter IX ("Educational, Medical & Social Progress") to D Bourke-Borrowes, "Modern Persia".

"Modern Persia" Chapter X  RSAA/M/40/10  [1932]

1 file

9 numbered sheets, of which sheet 9 comprises 2 lines only and has been appended to sheet 8 (polyester pocket).

Contents:
Chapter X ("The Present and the Future") to D Bourke-Borrowes, "Modern Persia".

Letter, Sir Denison Ross to D Bourke-Borrowes  RSAA/M/40/11  1932

1 file

1 sheet.

Contents:
Letter from Sir Denison Ross to D Bourke-Borrowes, in which Sir Denison hopes that D Bourke-Borrowes "will find a publisher" for his book ("Modern Persia") but judges that he is "not the right person to introduce it".
Sir Denison Ross, who was the first Director of the School of Oriental Studies (SOS, later SOAS), University of London, joined the Royal Central Asian Society in 1925, served as a Council Member and as Vice President. See Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), pp. 154-5.

Allan Chappelow  RSAA/M/41  1994

1 file

8 sheets

Contents:
Two typescripts by Allan Chappelow on Dame Freya Stark, and a letter (26 October, 1994) from Chappelow to Dr V Funnell, editor of Asian Affairs.
The typescripts are: "The Dartmoor Roots of Dame Freya" and "Dame Freya Stark - The Last Sitting". The latter text was published as Chappelow, "Dame Freya Stark: A Postscript," Asian Affairs, XXVI (1995), pp. 55-6. In the file, there is a version of the two texts run together, to produce a single text, although it was not published as such.
A photographic portrait of Stark taken by Chappelow, to which his letter to Dr Funnell refers, was published in Asian Affairs, XXV (1994), p. 312.

Captain G J Eccles (journal)  RSAA/M/42  1928-1929

1 file

34 foolscap sheets.

Contents:
The file comprises the following four typescripts:
1. Extracts from the diary of Captain G J Eccles, for 26 July - 1 August [1928]. There are two typed copies, one on plain paper, the other typed on Minute Sheets.
2. An account derived from the diary, published as: "A trip to Alamut, Lahijan and Rasht. Account of a Journey Taken by the Late Captain G J Eccles with Two Companions to the Ruined Stronghold of the Assassins," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XVI (1929), pp. 328-40.
Note. Whereas the typed diary extracts finishes with the entry for 1 August, the published account continues to 4 August. In the published account, Captain Eccles' companion on the trip (in addition to "two servants") is given as "L". From the typescripts, "L" can be identified as L Lockhart. For photographs taken on the trip (not published with the account), see RSAA/M/43. (Captions to the photographs identify Lockhart by an additional initial as J L Lockhart.)
3. An obituary for Captain Eccles (author not noted). See also a brief obituary notice in Journal of the Central Asian Society, XVI (1929), p. 282.

Captain G J Eccles and J L Lockhart (photographs)  RSAA/M/43  [1928]

1 file

17 x b/w photographs, each measuring 105 x 80mm.

Contents:
Seventeen b/w photographs, taken by Captain G J Eccles and J L Lockhart, on a trip to the Elburz Mountains, northern Iran, made in 1928. The photographs have captions written in pencil on the back. For an account of the trip, see RSAA/M/42.

C D W Savage (photographs)  RSAA/M/44  [1957]

1 file

3 x b/w photographs, each measuring 165 x 115mm.

Contents:
Three b/w photographs taken by C D W Savage, showing scenes from Mazanderan, northern Iran. The photographs were published in C D W Savage, "A Year in Mazanderan," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XLV (1958), pp. 269-75, where they appear following p. 268.
The photographs are captioned (in the Journal) as follows: (1) "An ingeniously constructed aqueduct carrying irrigation water over undulating ground near Amol. In the foreground can be seen the small reticulated paddy fields typical of the area." (2) "A family 'skewering' tobacco leaves near Shahl. The tobacco is a Turkish type, and is used both for pipe tobacco and for the manufacture of cigarettes." (3) "Thrashing beans in Mazanderan. Horses are used for trampling out the seeds of many crops, especially rice and barley."

Sir Arnold T Wilson, "The Opium Trade through Persian Spectacles"  RSAA/M/45  1925

1 file

Sewn, pp. 177-92.

Contents:
A copy of the Asiatic Review, XXI (April, 1925), containing Sir Arnold T Wilson, "The Opium Trade through Persian Spectacles," pp. 181-92. Marked "With the compliments of the author".

D Bourke-Borrowes, "Persia and Russia"  RSAA/M/46  1931

1 file

Two copies of pages 539-44.

Contents:
Two copies of D Bourke-Borrowes, "Persia and Russia: A Nine Years' Survey of their Trade Relations," Asiatic Review, XXVII: 91 (1931), pp. 539-44.

Dwight M Donaldson, "Significant Mihrabs in the Haram at Mashhad"  RSAA/M/47  [1935]

1 file

Reprinted paper.

Contents:
Dwight M Donaldson, "Significant Mihrabs in the Haram at Mashhad," reprinted from Ars Islamica, II (1935), pp. 120-7. Includes two photographic plates (b/w) of (Fig 1) Mashhad Haram of Imam Rida, interior, and (Fig 2) Mashhad Haram of Imam Rida, mihrab.

Flyer for Exhibition of Paintings of Northern Iraq by A Ross-Thomas  RSAA/M/48  n.d.

1 file

1 sheet

Contents:
"An exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, and Prints of Iraqi Kurdistan by Mr A Ross-Thomas will be on show from Thursday, July 19th to Friday July 27th."
The exhibition was held at 1 Hobart Place, London, SW1. No year is given on the flyer, although the text continues by noting that the exhibition co-incides with "the First State Visit of his Majesty King Feisal II of Iraq, who is himself a patron of the artist."

Unidentified document(s) in script  RSAA/M/49  [n.d.]

1 file

5 sheets, 4 sheets measuring approximately 280 x 200 (some variation), 1 sheet measuring 460 x 230. The paper has a rag-like quality.

Contents:
Five sheets in unidentified script. Text and purpose unknown. Each stamped in red.

E W Towsey  RSAA/M/50  1975

1 file

7 sheets, plus letter.

Contents:
Typescript with the title "Frontier Commission" by "Nomad", submitted to the RSAA for possible inclusion in its Journal, together with a covering letter from E W Towsey (author).
The text concerns the physical delimitation of the frontier between Iraq and Turkey immediately following World War I.
Opening paragraph: "In the years immediately following the end of the 1st Word War the frontier between Iraq and Turkey was ill defined and often in dispute. This unfortunately led to a number of border incidents, one or two of which were quite serious. In 1926 the League of Nations decided that the situation must be cleared up, so a committee of the League sitting in Brussels virtually drew a line on the map running from West to East and announced that this would be the official frontier. This became known as 'the Brussels line'. However, it was one thing to draw a line on a small scale map at a distance of several thousand miles from the area in question, and quite another to create a viable frontier actually on the ground. It was therefore decided that a commission should be sent out to 'de-limit' this frontier, and erect the necessary boundary pillars."

David Fraser (letter)  RSAA/M/51  1907

1 file

3 sheets

Contents:
Letter (holograph), dated 28 October, 1907, from David Fraser, in Constantinople, to Sir Lewis [ ], beginning: "I have told Blackwoods to send you a copy of my book when published, and it ought to reach you about the same time as this letter." The letter continues by noting: "I'm now off to do the Baghdad Railway...."
The letter was discovered inside the back cover of David Fraser, The Marches of Hindustan (1907), a volume in the RSAA Library.

Captain Frank R Teesdale, "A Journey in Mesopotamia"  RSAA/M/52  1909-1991

1 file

32 pages (with card covers), plus two letters (2 sheets).

Contents:
Captain Frank R Teesdale, "A Journey in Mesopotamia". Comprising journal entries (typescript copy) for the period 20 December, 1909, to 15 January, 1910. Captain Frank R Teesdale was with the 25th Cavalry (Frontier Force), Indian Army.
The file also contains a letter (13 June, 1991) from Edmund Teesdale, sent to the RSAA with the diary, together with a reply.

Palestine rebels returning to Iraq (photograph)  RSAA/M/53  1936

1 file

Photograph (b/w), measuring 140 x 90mm.

Contents:
Group photograph (b/w) of Palestine rebels returning to Iraq via Transjordan. The photograph, which shows seventeen individuals, is dated 1 December, 1936.
Seven of the individuals are annotated in Arabic (names?) on the front of the photograph. One individual, Fawzi Dawagehi, is marked with a pin-prick.

Northern Iraq (photographs)  RSAA/M/54  n.d.

1 file

8 x b/w photographs, each 180 x 125mm.

Contents:
Eight photographs (b/w) taken in northern Irag, captioned (and referenced) as follows:
10.C Another view of the small town of Cölemerik. 12.C Zumbul mountain (3740m). 17.C The small town of Cölemerik was built among trees. 18.C View of the Mere mountain from Cölemerik. 20.C Buildings of the Post Office and of he gendarmerie command in Cölemerik. 27.C Yuksekova (formerly Gevan). Young man from Dara village (details of garments given). 40.C The Zap river and the plain. 50.C Hirvata village in Hakkari.
None of the photographs are dated, but each is marked "prior to 1951".

Hugh Champion de Crespigny, "The Assyrian Cause"  RSAA/M/55  [c. 1942-1945]

1 file

7 sheets

Contents:
Text by Hugh Champion de Crespigny, "The Assyrian Cause".
Extract (p. 1): "They [the Assyrian people] regard themselves almost as British Nationals, realising as they do that their only hope of future existence as a race depends upon our guardianship."

James Cassidy, "True Story of Miri-Ways the Persian Cromwell"  RSAA/M/56  n.d.

1 file

31 numbered sheets (31 numbered as 30a)

Contents:
James Cassidy, "True Story of Miri-Ways the Persian Cromwell", an article based upon The Persian Cromwell: Being An Account of the Life and Surprizing Atchievements and Successes of Miri-Ways, Great Duke of Candahar and Protector of the Persian Empire. Written by a Swedish Officer who, for many Years, was Domestick Slave to Miri-Ways (London: Printed for W. Mears and J. Roberts, 1724).

"Our Smallest Ally"  RSAA/M/57  [c. 1942]

1 file

6 numbered sheets.

Contents:
A short article (author not given) entitled "Our Smallest Ally" that discusses the situation of the Assyrians.
The article concludes: "But their chief desire is to be settled somewhere under British protection[,] and in view of their past and present services to this country it would be unkind to disregard their wishes."

"Sergeant Long's Account of Sheikh Adi"  RSAA/M/58  n.d.

1 file

7 sheets, numbered [12]-18.

Contents:
A brief account of a visit to Sheikh Adi, north-east of Nineveh, Iraq, where the Yezidis of Kurdistan have a shrine.

Paul Borchardt, "The Itinerary of Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela, and Rabbi Petachia of Regensburg..."  RSAA/M/59  n.d.

1 file

Holograph text, 51 numbered sheets.

Contents:
A translated abstract (holograph), communicated by Sir A T Wilson, of "A Treatise" by Paul Borchardt: "The Itinerary of Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela, and Rabbi Petachia of Regensburg in Mesopotamia and Persia".
Extract (p. 1): "During my stay in Mesopotamia from 1916-18 I had the opportunity, as a caravan traveller, of getting to know the greater part of Mesopotamia. Thanks to these travelling experiences I arrived at a fresh elucidation of the journey of Rabbi Benjamin and now hope to be able prove the accuracy of this new route."
Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela, Spain (d.1173) travelled (1159-73) through Italy, Greece, Palestine, Persia, the western borders of China, Egypt, and Sicily. His account, Massaoth Schel Rabbi Benjamin, sheds light on the situation of Jews in Europe and Asia.

"Three journeys have been made by Colonel Boscawen..."  RSAA/M/60  [c.1933]

1 file

5 sheets, plus map (measuring 180 x 140mm, pencil on blue paper).

Contents:
Untitled typescript (two copies) beginning: "Three journeys have been made by Colonel Boscawen since 1929 when he first visited Shibam and Tarim." No author is indicated.
Also in the file is a small hand-drawn map and a typed list of place-names, in three coloumns, showing "Boscawen's names", "Correct spelling" and "Locality".
For photographs, see RSAA/M/61. See also, John Shipman, "The quiet travels of Colonel Boscawen," Journal of the British-Yemeni Society (December, 1999), available at: http://www.al-bab.com/bys/articles/shipman99.htm.

Colonel Boscawen, photographs of Hadramaut  RSAA/M/61  1929

1 file

15 x b/w photographs, each measuring 130 x 110mm.

Contents:
Fifteen photographs, taken by Colonel Boscawen, showing views of Hadramaut, including the local population.
Note: captions written on the back of each photograph give the (truncated) name "Boscaw". The date 1929 is noted on the envelope in which the photographs were previously kept (envelope retained).
As the southeastern part of Yemen, the Hadramaut extends c.400 miles from east to west. It consists of a narrow, arid coastal plain, a broad plateau averaging 4,500 ft (1,370 m) high, a region of deeply sunk wadis (watercourses), and an escarpment fronting the desert.
See also, RSAA/M/60, and John Shipman, "The quiet travels of Colonel Boscawen," Journal of the British-Yemeni Society (December, 1999), available at: http://www.al-bab.com/bys/articles/shipman99.htm.

Note on Pedigree of the Sultans of Upper Yafa  RSAA/M/62  [c. 1970]

1 file

1 sheet (holograph)

Contents:
A note on Pedigree of the Sultans of Upper Yafa (by Fadhl bin Mohamed bin Saleh al-Harhara), prepared by M J Sayer, Pembroke College, Oxford.

Gertrude Bell portrait  RSAA/M/63  1923

1 file

Print (b/w) mounted on card, measuring 330 x 250mm.

Contents:
A head-and-shoulders portrait of Gertrude Bell (print of pencil drawing, including artist's signature).

Lindley & Warren, Bombay (photographs)  RSAA/M/64  n.d.

1 file

10 x sepia photographs, mounted on card, each measuring 305 x 250mm (mount). All photographs commercially distributed by Lindley & Warren, Photographers, 26 Apollo Street, Bombay.

Contents:
Ten photographs (sepia) commercially produced by Lindley & Warren, Photographers, 26 Apollo Street, Bombay.
Five photographs have captions on the back written by Lewis Pelly (signed and dated "21/1/68"), as follows: (1) British Residency and Quarter, Baghdad; (2) Arch at Ctesiphon on the Tigris; (3) Bridge of Boats across the Tigris, Baghdad; (4) Sham Peak, Elphinstone Inlet; (5) Rain Water Reservoir, Residency Bushire.
One photograph has a caption (unsigned): (6) [Quffa] boat - still in use in Baghdad (coracle). The other four photographs have no captions.
The file also contains the front to the envelope in which they were previously kept, which records steps taken, in 1967-68, to identify the photographs.

Cecil John Edmonds  RSAA/M/65  1926

1 file

Postcard

Contents:
Postcard (dated 7 October, 1926) addressed to Cecil Edmonds, from "F. E. W." of Iverna Court, London W8, advising that "my brother & his daughter hope to arrive in Baghdad on New Years Day and remain for a week...."
An obituary for Cecil John Edmonds, Asian Affairs, X (1979), pp. 362-3, notes that, in 1926, Edmonds was "assistant Adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior" (p. 362). In 1966, Edmonds received the RSAA Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Medal "for his work for the Kurdish people". See Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), pp. 193 and 190 (photograph).

Colonel J K Tod, CMG (1864-1946): Photograph Album  RSAA/M/66  1912-2001

1 file

Photograph album, measuring 330 x 260mm, containing 80 photographs (b/w) adhered to pages. Following final three photographs of Askhabad, all pages are blank.

Contents:
Photograph album of Col Tod, containing 80 photographs (b/w) adhered to pages. Nearly all photographs have brief captions written beside them. They include photographs from Mandalay, Kamptree, Baluchistan, Hurmuk, Birjand, Meshed, and Askhabad.
Also included are: four 'loose' photographs from the album and two copies of a photograph from the album of the British Consulate at Meshed (now housed in archival sheets); a summary biography (typescript) of "My Grandfather" prepared by Marion Mansell-Moullin, granddaughter; and a letter to the RSAA accompanying the biography, in which repair to the spine is noted.
Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003) note that "Colonel John Tod, who had an adventurous career in the Indian Army, including serving in Malleson's Transcaspian Mission, joined the Society in 1908" (p. 84), and was the Society's Honorary Librarian, 1931-45 (p. 202). See also, Major-General Sir Wilfrid Malleson, "The British Military Mission to Turkistan, 1918-20," Journal of the Central Asian Society, IX (1922), pp. 96-110.

"Dunsterforce" (photograph album)  RSAA/M/67  1918-2003

1 file

Photograph album (measuring 330 x 255mm) containing 137 x b/w prints, each measuring 140 x 85mm. The prints are loosely inserted at the corners into the page.

Contents:
Photograph album of the Dunsterforce mission, through Persia to Baku, led by Major-General L C Dunsterville. A label adhered to the outside front cover notes that the photographs are "Duplicates of official pictures".
The album has a comprehensive set of captions (duplicated typescript) adhered to the inside front cover, which describe the 137 prints (b/w) that comprise the album (including duplicates for 860 and 862). Captions and photographs are numbered 804-945.
Note on numbering. Three photographs are numbered 807, but none are numbered 805 and 806. Also, there is 821A and 821B, 895A and 895B, and 910A and 910B. None of these variations are noted in the typed caption list.
See also, Major-General L C Dunsterville, "The Military Mission to North-West Persia, 1918," Journal of the Central Asian Society, VIII (1921), pp. 79-98.
The album was presented to the Royal Central Asian Society by Hugh S Pocock, 15 July, 1963 (note adhered inside front cover).
The file also contains an exchange of letters (2003) between Norman Cameron (RSAA Secretary) and Lt Col A J Scott MBE, Acting Regimental Secretary, RHQ The Staffordshire Regiment, concerning copies of four photographs and the identification of Hugh S Pocock, album donator. Also, a brief note (holograph, unsigned) on a marble plaque "Sacred to the Memory of Colonel J B Dunsterville" located in St Thomas's Cathedral, Mumbai. (These additional items are inserted inside the back cover to the album.)

Sir (Henry) Mortimer Durand (1850-1924)  RSAA/M/68  1998

1 file

3 photographs (1 x colour, 2 x b/w) plus letter (1 sheet).

Contents:
Letter to the RSAA from W G T P Colfer CB, enclosing a photograph (colour) of a commemorative stone plaque on the wall of Sir Mortimer's last place of residence, 2 Penmayne House, Rock, Cornwall.
The file also contains photographic portraits (copies) of Sir Mortimer Durand and Colonel Algernon Durand.
Sir Mortimer served as Chairman of Council, Royal Central Asian Society 1914-17. Colonel Algernon Durand was a signatory (one of eleven) to the circular that first proposed to establish a Central Asian Society. See Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), pp. 4-5.

Royal Central Asian Society Tour to Afganistan (1972)  RSAA/M/69  1972

1 file

Folding leaflet.

Contents:
Publicity leaflet for the Society Tour for 1972 to Afganistan, giving the itinerary, with map, and with a brief message from The Earl of Selkirk.

"A Caravan in High Asia" (photograph)  RSAA/M/70  1960

1 file

Photograph (b/w) measuring 290 x 190mm.

Contents:
Photograph (b/w) showing a caravan of camels.
The date and origin of the photograph are not known, but on the back of the photograph is a lengthy caption, dated "Xmas 1960" and signed by Lieut Col Evelyn H Cobb: "The great trade route across the Old World was the famous 'Silk Route' from Constantinople in Europe to Peking in China. The first European to travel along this route for trade and exploration was the great explorer Marco Polo. The horns of the great wild sheep, which he discovered on this occasion, is the Ovis Poli, the appropriate emblem of the Royal Central Asian Society. The world famous horns presented by the Amir of Afghanistan to Lord Roberts are seen in the emblem or crest. This picture shows a Caravan in High Asia - the way in which this trade has been practised across this great land range from time immemorial."
For the Ovis Poli and the RSAA, see Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), pp. 37-9. See also, E H Cobb, "Big Game Hunting on the Roof of the World," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XLV (1958), pp. 115-22.

H M Léon, "The Language of Afghanistan: Pukkto"  RSAA/M/71  1929

1 file

8 pages

Contents:
H M Léon, "The Language of Afghanistan: Pukkto". Reprinted from the Dunfermline Journal. Paper read before the Société Internationale de Philologie, Science et Beaux-Arts, 8 Taviton Street, Gordon Square, London WC1.

S G Tscherbakoff, "Memoirs of Kashgar"  RSAA/M/72  1932-1943

1 file

111 numbered sheets, plus Foreword sheet, plus an inserted half-sheet as sheet 72B.

Contents:
S G Tscherbakoff, "Memoirs of Kashgar". No title-page, but file cover bearing title retained. The text is dated March - April, 1932 (Gilgit - Srinagar).
Foreword: "When I told our friends in Gilgit the story of our experiences, about our unusual journey from Kashgar to Gilgit, and our route along the Soviet frontier where we might have been captured any hour by Soviet agents, they advised me to write an account of how two members of the Russian Intelligentsia had dared to protest against Soviet outrages and to renounce the felicity of being subjects of the Soviet slaveowners. I do not know to what extent I have succeeded. I have tried merely to record dispassionately a story of experiences unusual for cultured Europeans of the twentieth century."
The file also contains a brief letter (1943) from Dr E J Lindgren, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, thanking the Royal Central Asian Society for the loan of the typescript.

The Tungan Army (photograph)  RSAA/M/73  1933

1 file

Photograph (b/w) measuring 140 x 105mm.

Contents:
Photograph (b/w) showing a large group identified (on the back of the print) as The Tungan Army in the New City, Kashgar.

Garden of the British Embassy in Kabul (1972)  RSAA/M/74  2002

1 file

Complete magazine.

Contents:
Complete copy of Country Life (15 August, 2002) containing (p. 72) a photograph of the garden and frontage of the British Embassy in Kabul, taken in 1972, and credited to the "Royal Society of [sic] Asian Affairs".
The photograph illustrates an article by Barney White-Spunner, "Return to Kabul" (pp. 72-3). The article, which reflects on British historical associations with Kabul (Elphinstone and "the great military disaster of 1842"), begins by referring to the British Embassy "built by Lord Curzon to impress the natives with the might of empire" and notes that now (2002) it is "a burned-out shell, having been handed over to Pakistan and subsequently destroyed in riots."

Raja Sifat Bahadur, KB, CIE (photograph)  RSAA/M/75  n.d.

1 file

Photograph (b/w, mounted), measuring 250 x 200mm (including mount).

Contents:
Photograph (b/w) of Raja Sifat Bahadur, KB, CIE, seated upon a horse. Photograph taken at Gilgit.

Lord Lloyd of Dolobran (photograph)  RSAA/M/76  [c. 1940]

1 file

Photograph (b/w, mounted), measuring 300 x 250mm (including mount).

Contents:
Photographic portrait of Lord Lloyd of Dolobran (1879-1941), seated at desk.
Lord Lloyd of Dolobran was Secretary of State For The Colonies, and Chair of the British Council (1937-41). He worked (1939-40) with a Mosque Committee, comprising various prominent Muslims and Ambassadors in London and persuaded the British Government to present a site for a mosque in London for the Muslim community of Great Britain.

North-West Frontier (photographs)  RSAA/M/77  1897

1 file

15 x b/w photographs, each measuring 150 x 100mm

Contents:
Fifteen b/w photographs of the North-West Frontier, each (except the last) with a caption on the back, as follows:
(1) The pic-nic among the Buddhist ruins at Takht-i-Bhai. (2) Guns of 10th Field Battery RA on causeway along East bank Panjkora river. (3) Camels returning to Panjkora bridge along causeway on West bank of Panjkora river. (4) Entrenched camp at Inayat Killa western face. (5) Village of Bilot where Gen Jeffreys with No. 8 Bengal Mountain Battery and some Buffs passed night of 16 September, 1897. (6) Ghakké pass in Salarzai valley looking South towards Matashah. (7) Ghakké pass in Salarzai valley looking North towards Matashah. (8) Chakdara seen from north east. (9) Umra Khan's village of Matashah. (10) Competition in the Salarzai stakes at Gymkhana Matashah. (11) Divisional Staff of Malakand Field Force at Camp Jhar. (12) Church parade in camp with Malakand Field Force. (13) Road of the Malakand Kotal from the north side of pass. Scene of the advance to relief of Chakdara Fort on 2nd August [1897]. (14) View of the ruins of the old Buddhist city below Takht-i-Bhai as seen from the bridge above. (15) No caption. Photograph shows three camels attached with ropes to a fourth camel on the ground.

Mehtar of Chitral  RSAA/M/78  [c. 1950]

1 file

2 autographs, 2 printed flags, plus front of envelope where the items were placed.

Contents:
Two autographs, cut from letters. One signature is of Said-ul-Mulk Nasir, the other remains to be identified. Also included are two small printed flags of Chitral, also previously cut from correspondence.
Chitral was semi-independent until 1972 when the Pakistani government abolished all former states in North West Frontier Province. Pakistan had been running all practical matters of State since 1950, but the ruler, or Mehtar, was still recognized as sovereign. The last Mehtar of Chitral was Said-ul-Mulk Nasir (1954-72).
Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), p. 101, note regarding Asian membership: "Two direct descendents of Shuja-ul-Mulk, the twelve-year-old proclaimed ruler of Chitral by the British in 1895, which resulted in the famous siege there, became members: Shahzada Nazir-ul-Mulk in 1932 and Colonel Khushwaqt-ul-Mulk in 1968."

Chini Bagh, Kashgar (photographs)  RSAA/M/79  1989-1993

1 file

2 x colour photographs, each measuring 185 x 125mm, and 3 sheets.

Contents:
Two colour photographs, taken from the same position: (1) The former British Consulate (1989); (2) The Chini Bagh Hotel (1991) built at the same location.
The photographs were taken by Patricia East, and the file includes a letter (1993) sent with the two photographs, together with a duplicated map showing her travels (marked in red) in Xinjiang. Also included is a copy of the RSAA reply.
See also, RSAA/M/81, for further photographs of the former British Consulate.

Major Dick Corfield, "Dostan: A Personsal View of the North West Frontier"  RSAA/M/80  1986

1 file

197 numbered sheets (A4), plus 2 sheets preceding and 2 green card covers.

Contents:
A privately-produced memoir by Major Dick Corfield, including photographs (photocopied), hand-drawn maps and appendices.
Introduction extract: "It was my good fortune, in 1945, as an officer of the British Indian Army, to be selected to join the Frontier Corps, an elite organisation on the North West Frontier of British India in the days of the British Raj. There followed six of the happiest and most eventful years of my life. A life spent among Pathan tribesmen, whom I came to love and respect, among their barren and forbidding hills. Living in outposts, mud forts on a Beau Geste pattern, for weeks on end with only Pathans for company, speaking their language, miles from one's nearest fellow officer, patrolling a hostile area of rugged country with always the chance of a sniper's bullet."

RSAA Tour to Kashgar (1990)  RSAA/M/81  1990

1 file

7 x colour photographs, each measuring 185 x 135mm.

Contents:
Seven photographs (colour) of members of the RSAA at the former British Consulate at Chini Bagh, Kashgar (subsequently demolished and now the site of the Chini Bagh Hotel - for which, see RSAA/M/79).
The photographs (taken by Mary Mackay) are as follows: (1) Hugh Leach (entrance to dining room); (2) Lord and Lady Denman, Hugh Leach and Gill Wrightson (entrance to dining room); (3) western side of the building; (4) Michael Pollock and Dr Victor Funnell (front porch); (5) front entrance; (6) front porch; (7) group standing outside, including Miss Marinel FitzSimons and Miss Annette Bosanquet.
The file also includes a short text (typescript, author not noted) with title "A Distillation of the Collective Psyche of the Royal Society of [sic] Asian Affairs on their Visit to the Cini [sic] Bagh Kashgar on 12th September 1990". Also, an excerpt (typescript) from C P Skrine, Chinese Central Asia (1926) in which the Consulate of former times is described.
Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), note of the occasion (p. 165): "A memorable banquet was given for us in Chini Bagh, the home of Sir George and Lady Macartney and other British Consuls General for so long at the centre of that 'Great Game'. The house was in a sad state of decay, its rooms divided into dormitories and used as night stops for long distance lorry drivers, who had been turned out and the place cleaned up for our benefit. The room in which we ate gave on to a terrace overlooking the one-time garden created by Lady Macartney but now a heap of rubble preparatory to the building of a new modern hotel. The evening began with drinks on the terrace, and Hugh Leach, our bugler, sounded 'Officers Dress for Dinner'."

"Through Kashmir, Baltistan, Ladakh and Kulu in Forty Days"  RSAA/M/82  n.d.

1 file

3 sheets, plus 60 x b/w photographs, each measuring 105 x 65mm and adhered to sheets with captions.

Contents:
A short account (holograph, author not noted) of a trip through Kashmir (the 'Treaty Road'), together with 60 fully-annotated photographs (b/w).
Note. "Prior to 1951" has been previously added in pencil to the photograph sheets.
Number 38 in the photographs includes in its caption the sentence, "This photo was taken two days after the flood burst in August 1929"

[George Hayward and Sir Henry Newbolt]  RSAA/M/83  1870

1 file

13 x photocopied sheets.

Contents:
The file comprises the following photocopied documents from Cambridge University Library ADD7490 (Papers of Lord Mayo), Bundle 58: Murder of George Hayward:
(1) "Notes of an examination of Mr Hayward's body"; (2) Letter (26 December, 1870) from ?Durrand to Lord Mayo; (3) Letter (9 May, 1870) from [illegible] to [illegible].
In addition, the file contains a photocopy of the poem "He Fell Among Thieves" by Henry Newbolt.
See also, for an account of the events that inspired Newbolt's poem, G J Adler, "'He Fell Among Thieves'," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, LII (1965), pp. 42-8.

Lt-Col E H Cobb, OBE (photographs)  RSAA/M/84  [1945]

1 file

2 photographs (b/w), both measuring 160 x 110mm.

Contents:
Two photographs (b/w), taken by Lt-Col E H Cobb, OBE, each with a caption on the back:
1. "A mature Poli Ram (Ovis Ammon Poli) on a Mountain Scree at 14,000ft"
2. "The staging post at Peyik at dawn in the Taghdumbash Pamir"
Both photographs were published in Cobb, "Big Game Hunting on the Roof of the World," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XLV (1958), pp. 115-22.
For the Ovis Poli and the RSAA, see Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), pp. 37-9. See also, RSAA/M/70 and RSAA/M/233.

Kabul Memorial Plaque, Marden, Pakistan (photograph)  RSAA/M/85  1997

1 file

Photograph (colour) measuring 150 x 100mm.

Contents:
Photograph (colour) of a memorial plaque, erected "to perpetuate the remembrance of the conspicuous gallantry of the officers non commissioned officers and men of the Queen's own Corps of Guides who when escort to Major Sir Louis Cavagnari KCSI fell in the defence of the Residency at Cabul on Sept 3rd 1879".
Photograph taken by Miss Marinel FitzSimons, and donated to the RSAA Archive 2 April, 1997. Note: a second photograph, also taken by Miss FitzSimons, of the Wali of Swat in September 1981, is missing from the file, which now contains its caption details only.

Grave of Sir Aurel Stein (photograph)  RSAA/M/86  2002

1 file

Two photographs (colour), both measuring 150 x 100mm.

Contents:
Two photographs (colour) of the grave, in Kabul, of Sir Aurel Stein (1862-1943). The photographs were taken 13 March, 2002, following its restoration by members of the ISAF.
One photograph is a long view of the grave and the other a close-up of the inscription. Both photographs are reproduced in Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), p. 88.

Sir Aurel Stein (photograph)  RSAA/M/87  [c. 1930]

1 file

Photograph (b/w) measuring 150 x 100mm.

Contents:
Studio photographic portrait (b/w) of Sir Aurel Stein, mounted between card covers and bearing his signature. The studio is Bassano Ltd, 38 Dover Street, London W1.

Sir Aurel Stein, "An archaeological tour in the ancient Persis"  RSAA/M/88  1936

1 file

Reprinted paper with card covers.

Contents:
Sir Aurel Stein, "An archaeological tour in the ancient Persis," Iraq, III (1936), pp. 111-225. A reprinted paper, including maps and plates.

Sir Aurel Stein, "Innermost Asia and the Story of China's Central-Asian Expansion"  RSAA/M/89  [1927]

1 file

Contents:
Sir Aurel Stein, "Innermost Asia and the Story of China's Central-Asian Expansion," read at the Meeting of the Institution, Delhi, 10 November, 1927. Pages 6-26 from the publication (not given) in which the paper was published, together with a map.

"Note on Antiquities from Sir Aurel Stein's Third Central-Asian Expedition"  RSAA/M/90  n.d.

1 file

1 sheet, with 4 sides of text.

Contents:
Exhibition information leaflet: "The present exhibition is intended to show a selection from the archaeological objects brought back by Sir Aurel Stein from his third Central-Asian expedition which led him, during the years 1913-16, over great portions of Eastern Turkestan and Westernmost China, and, towards its end, was extended across the Pamir region to North-Eastern Persia."

Sir Aurel Stein (autograph)  RSAA/M/91  1939

1 file

Front cover plus 1 sheet only.

Contents:
Front cover (to Académie des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres, Comptes Rendus des Séances de L'Année, 1939) and autographed inscription to inside page: "With kind regards of A Stein."

"International Irrigation Systems of Central Asia"  RSAA/M/92  1925

1 file

7 numbered sheets

Contents:
Document (including Tables) with the title: "International Irrigation Systems of Central Asia and the Methods of Working Them." (Author and source not noted.)
The text begins: "In the Spring of 1924, the territories of the former Turkestan, Bokharan and Khivan Republics were redistributed between the newly-constituted National Soviet Socialist Republics. With this reorganisation on a nationalist basis[,] the basinsof the principal rivers furnishing the irrigation systems of the newly delimited republics were divided by the new national boundaries into two or more parts."

Casques et cottes d'armes (negatives)  RSAA/M/93  n.d.

1 file

4 x photographic negatives, each measuring 160 x 115mm.

Contents:
Four negatives, origin unknown, each with captions (in French) as follows:
Plate I: Casque au nom du sultan Mohammad en-Nasir (Musée de la Porte de Hal, à Bruxelles). Plate V: Cottes d'armes au nom du sultan Abou Said Djakmak, dos (Musée national, à Florence). Plate VII: 1. Casque au nom du sultan Kaitbai. 2. Casque au nom du sultan Kansou el-Ghouri (Villa Stibbert, à Florence). No Plate number: Cottes d'armes au nom du sultan Abou Said Djakmak, détail au plastron (Musée national, à Florence).
The negatives are also marked Bulletin, T. VII.

Unidentified negative  RSAA/M/94  n.d

1 file

Negative (b/w), measuring 125 x 100mm. Red masking tape applied to edges.

Contents:
An unidentified negative (b/w) of a line of men on horses. It is suggested, on the negative envelope (retained) that one of the figures might be Lieut Colonel F M (Eric) Bailey (1882-1967).

Letter, F M Bailey to Sir Robert Nathan  RSAA/M/95  1920

1 file

Holograph, 1 sheet

Contents:
Letter (Cairnfield, Banffshire, 18 August, 1920) from Lieut Colonel F M (Eric) Bailey (1882-1967) to Sir Robert Nathan.
The letter begins: "I enclose a part of a draft of my report...." and ends with the remark that "the news from Poland is awful...."

Col Mark S Bell, "The Great Central Asian Trade Route from Peking to Kashgaria"  RSAA/M/96  1890

1 file

Pages from the journal, with map.

Contents:
Col Mark S Bell, "The Great Central Asian Trade Route from Peking to Kashgaria," Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, Pro2 V12 (1890), pp. 57-93, with map [1:9 000 000] 21 x 51cm (p. 128).

Col R Meinertzhagen, "Ladkah, with Special Reference to its Natural History"  RSAA/M/97  1927

1 file

Pages from an unidentified journal, with 4 Plates (b/w).

Contents:
Col R Meinertzhagen, "Ladkah, with Special Reference to its Natural History". With four b/w Plates. The publication from which the pages derive is not noted.

A Rawson, "Unhappy Bokhara"  RSAA/M/98  [1923]

1 file

Pages removed from journal, pp. 34-41 and pp. 219-24, with RSAA cover sheet.

Contents:
A Rawson, "Unhappy Bokhara," noted on RSAA cover sheet as pages from Asiatic Quarterly (1923). In two parts, pp. 34-41 and pp. 219-24.

Limitaris, "Turkestan Since the Revolution"  RSAA/M/99  1924

1 file

Loose pages removed from the Asiatic Review.

Contents:
Limitaris, "Turkestan Since the Revolution," Asiatic Review (1924), pp. 601-19

Lieut Col P T Etherton, "Chinese Turkestan"  RSAA/M/100  1927

1 file

Loose pages removed from the Asiatic Review, with RSAA cover sheet.

Contents:
Lieut Col P T Etherton, "Chinese Turkestan," noted on RSAA cover sheet as pages from Asiatic Review (1927), pp. 245-51. Possibly 1922 (final digit ambiguous).

Rachel Orde Wingate, "A Well-Spent Journey"  RSAA/M/101  1924

1 file

Booklet (40 pp).

Contents:
Rachel Orde Wingate, "A Well-Spent Journey". A short account of various marches undertaken between Srinagar and the Swedish Mission at Kashgar.
Includes an itinerary of marches in the form of a table, eleven small b/w Plates, and a map (inside back cover). Privately printed by Baldwin at Tunbridge Wells.

The Karakoram (map)  RSAA/M/102  1926

1 file

Map measures 320 x 230mm.

Contents:
Map to illustrate Philips C Visser, "Explorations in the Karakoram," The Geographical Journal, 68: 6 (1926), pp. 457-73.
Note to map: "This map is a reduction of the compilation by Major Kenneth Mason, MC, RE, of the Survey of India, based on ½ in. to 1 mile plane-table surveys, adjusted to fixed triangulation points, by Alfraz Gul Khan, who accompanied the Visser Expedition of 1925." Scale: 1/500,000.

"Ibrahim Beg's Defeat" (newspaper cutting)  RSAA/M/103  [1931]

1 file

Newspaper cutting.

Contents:
Brief newspaper report (newspaper and year not noted) from Simla, 29 April, headed "The 'Robin Hood of Bokhara': Ibrahim Beg's Defeat".
Extract: "Ten years ago Ibrahim Beg, who is of noble birth, fled from Bokhara on the dethronement of the Emir Said Mir Alim, and ever since he has waged guerrilla warfare from the mountains, plundering camel caravans and holding traders in rugs, furs, and spices to ransom, but has always abstained from robbing the poor." The article ends with the optimistic statement: "There is, however, good reason to believe that the Bokharali chief is still very much alive." Ibrahim Beg was captured by the Soviets and killed in May, 1931.

W E D Allen, MP, "The Soviets in Asia"  RSAA/M/104  [1929]

1 file

Two newspaper cuttings

Contents:
Two newspaper cuttings of a two-part article by W E D Allen, MP, entitled "The Soviets in Asia". Part I, "A Eurasian Movement: The Mongol Idea". Part II, "Fanatics in Conflict: Amanullah's Fall".

Sir Aurel Stein, "Obstruction from Nanking"  RSAA/M/105  [1931]

1 file

Newspaper cutting.

Contents:
Newspaper cutting: "In the following article, which has just arrived by air mail from India, Sir Aurel Stein gives the first detailed account of the incidents which led up to the abandonment of his expedition into Chinese Turkestan."

Erdmann D Beynon, "Isolated Racial Groups in Hungary"  RSAA/M/106  n.d.

1 file

10 sheets - pages removed from The Geographical Review.

Contents:
Erdmann D Beynon, "Isolated Racial Groups in Hungary," pages 586-604 from The Geographical Review. Year not given.

Expédition Citroën Centre-Asie  RSAA/M/107  [1931]

1 file

The volume contains an itinerary map and 62 x sepia photographs (pages not numbered).

Contents:
A published account (reported in photographs, captions in French) of "l'Expédition Citroën Centre-Asie" (1931), led by M Georges-Marie Haardt, assisted by M Louis Audouin-Dubreuil. The itinerary began in Beirut and ended at Peking.
The volume contains an itinerary map and 62 x sepia photographs (pages not numbered).

Life Zones of North West Mongolia and Dzungaria (map)  RSAA/M/108  n.d

1 file

Mounted on card. Map area measures 245 x 180mm.

Contents:
"Map showing Life Zones of North West Mongolia and Dzungaria". The map appears to have been prepared for publication (editorial pencil marks around borders).

Gunnar Jarring, "Some Notes on Central Asian Turkic Place Names"  RSAA/M/109  1961

1 file

Reprinted paper.

Contents:
Gunnar Jarring, "Some Notes on Central Asian Turkic Place Names," reprinted from The Bulletin of the Geological Institutions of the University of Uppsala, XL (1961), pp. 467-78. Presented with the author's compliments.

Mary Holdsworth, "Turkestan in the Nineteenth Century"  RSAA/M/110  1959

1 file

81 pages, plus map.

Contents:
Mary Holdsworth, "Turkestan in the Nineteenth Century: A Brief History of the Khanates of Bukhara, Kokand and Khiva". Issued by the Central Asian Research Centre in association with St Anthony's College (Oxford) Soviet Affairs Study Group.

Douglas Carruthers, "Notes on the Journey to the Arpa and Ak-Sai Plateaus in Russian Turkestan"  RSAA/M/111  1910

1 file

Reprinted paper.

Contents:
Douglas Carruthers, "Notes on the Journey to the Arpa and Ak-Sai Plateaus in Russian Turkestan," reprinted from The Geographical Journal (November, 1910), pp. 563-70.

N Hollister, "Mammals Collected by the Smithsonian-Harvard Expedition to the Altai Mountains, 1912"  RSAA/M/112  1913

1 file

Reprinted paper.

Contents:
N Hollister, "Mammals Collected by the Smithsonian-Harvard Expedition to the Altai Mountains, 1912," reprinted from Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 45: 1990 (1913), pp.507-32, with Plates 37-42.
The inside front cover is marked "Ex Libris Douglas Carruthers" (otherwise unmarked).

J B Paquier, "Le Pamir"  RSAA/M/113  1876

1 file

218 pages. Soft covers.

Contents:
J B Paquier, "Le Pamir: Étude de Géographie Physique et Historique sur L'Asie Centrale" (Paris). With maps.
The outside front cover is marked "Ex Libris Douglas Carruthers" (volume otherwise unmarked).

W C Brice, "Caravan Traffic across Asia"  RSAA/M/114  1954

1 file

Reprinted paper, with card covers.

Contents:
W C Brice, "Caravan Traffic across Asia," reprinted from Antiquity, 28 (1954), pp. 78-84.
Page 78 is marked "Ex Libris Douglas Carruthers".

V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115  1927

12 files

Photocopied sheets and typescript cover sheet to each Chapter.

Contents:
V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan in twelve Chapters photocopied from the original Russian, with a Contents cover sheet to each chapter translated into English. The circumstances and date of copying are not known.

Chapter I to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115/1  1927

1 file

16 sheets (photocopies) plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Chapter I ("Pre-Muslim Period") to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan (1927), pages 1-21. The file also includes the volume's Contents pages and title-page. All text in Russian, with a cover sheet containing the Chapter contents translated into English.

Chapter II to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115/2  1927

1 file

23 sheets (photocopies) plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Chapter II ("Turkestan in the Islamic Period") to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan (1927), pages 22-66. All text in Russian, with a cover sheet containing the Chapter contents translated into English.

Chapter III to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115/3  1927

1 file

10 sheets (photocopies) plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Chapter III ("Turkestan and the Turks") to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan (1927), pages 67-84. All text in Russian, with a cover sheet containing the Chapter contents translated into English.

Chapter IV to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115/4  1927

1 file

6 sheets (photocopies) plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Chapter IV ("The Mongolian Domination") to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan (1927), pages 85-95. All text in Russian, with a cover sheet containing the Chapter contents translated into English.

Chapter V to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115/5  1927

1 file

13 sheets (photocopies) plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Chapter V ("The Uzbek Khanates") to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan (1927), pages 96-118. All text in Russian, with a cover sheet containing the Chapter contents translated into English.

Chapter VI to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115/6  1927

1 file

3 sheets (photocopies) plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Chapter VI ("Settled and Nomad Life under Russian Rule") to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan (1927), pages 119-22. All text in Russian, with a cover sheet containing the Chapter contents translated into English.

Chapter VII to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115/7  1927

1 file

11 sheets (photocopies) plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Chapter VII ("Schools") to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan (1927), pages 123-44. All text in Russian, with a cover sheet containing the Chapter contents translated into English.

Chapter VIII to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115/8  1927

1 file

9 sheets (photocopies) plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Chapter VIII ("Russian Settlement") to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan (1927), pages 145-60. All text in Russian, with a cover sheet containing the Chapter contents translated into English.

Chapter IX to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115/9  1927

1 file

8 sheets (photocopies) plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Chapter IX ("Urban Life") to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan (1927), pages 161-74. All text in Russian, with a cover sheet containing the Chapter contents translated into English.

Chapter X to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115/10  1927

1 file

13 sheets (photocopies) plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Chapter X ("The Natives and the Russian Regime") to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan (1927), pages 175-99. All text in Russian, with a cover sheet containing the Chapter contents translated into English.

Chapter XI to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115/11  1927

1 file

8 sheets (photocopies) plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Chapter XI ("Europeanization of the Administration and the Natives") to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan (1927), pages 200-15. All text in Russian, with a cover sheet containing the Chapter contents translated into English.

Chapter XII to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan  RSAA/M/115/12  1927

1 file

21 sheets (photocopies) plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Chapter XII ("The Russian Regime and the Khanates: Bukhara") to V V Bartol'd, History of the Cultural Life of Turkestan (1927), pages 216-54. Plus two additional sheets. All text in Russian, with a cover sheet containing the Chapter contents translated into English.

Mehtar of Chitral and family (photographs)  RSAA/M/116  c. 1935-1996

1 file

6 x b/w photographs, 4 measuring 170 x 125mm and 2 measuring 140 x 90mm. Plus 4 sheets (photocopies).

Contents:
Six photographs of the Mehtar of Chitral and family, each with captions in pencil on the back. In addition, there is a letter (photocopy, 15 April, 1996) from "Khush" to Lord Denman in which the individuals photographed are further identified (see pencil numbers on photographs).
One of the photographs (of the Mehtar of Chitral) is reproduced in R C F Schomberg, Kafirs and Glaciers (1938), where it appears facing p. 160. The same photograph appears in Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), p. 102, the individual identified as Captain Shahzada Nazir-ul-Mulk.

Nawab Sahibzada Sir Abdulqayyum and University of Peshawar (photographs)  RSAA/M/117  [c. 1932]

1 file

4 x b/w photographs, each measuring 125 x 85mm.

Contents:
Two photographic portraits (b/w) of Nawab Sahibzada Sir Abdulqayyum, and two photographs (b/w) of buildings, one of which is a view of Islamia College, University of Peshawar, the other of a Mosque, possibly also associated with the University of Peshawar.
Sahibzada Sir Abdul Qayyum Khan, founded the Islamia College in 1913. After the promulgation of the University of Peshawar Act, the late Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan, laid the foundation stone of the University on 30 October 1950.

Letters from Sir Aurel Stein to RSAA  RSAA/M/118  1930-1939

1 file

5 sheets (letter 18 December, 1939 as photocopy sheet).

Contents:
Six letters (holograph) from Sir Aurel Stein to Miss M N Kennedy (Secretary, Royal Central Asian Society), as follows:
1. 6 February, 1930. Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Refers to publication of Stein's lecture to the Royal Central Asian Society, given on 8 November, 1929. Subsequently published as Stein, "Alexander's Campaign on the Indian North-West Frontier," Journal of the Central Asian Society, XVII (1930), pp. 147-70.
2. 13 June, 1932. Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Declines invitation to lecture in 1932 ("...my present stay in England will not extend much beyond the middle of July...")
3. 21 June, 1934. 22 Manor Place, Oxford. Discusses forthcoming Society Annual Dinner, and comments very favourably on the Society's Journal.
4. 7 July, 1934. 22 Manor Place, Oxford. Further remarks on Society Annual Dinner.
5. 18 December, 1939. Srinagar, Kashmir. Encloses off-print (not in file) of "brief 'communication' made to the Academie des Transcriptions last June" and regrets that he is unable to lecture to the Society (on his survey of the Roman Limes in Iraq and Transjordan) because of "exploratory work in the Indus Kohistan". This letter as a photocopy, the original letter pasted to the front fly-leaf of a volume in the RSAA Library: Stein, Maps: Chinese Turkistan & Kansu (Surveys made during the explorations of Sir Aurel Stein, 1900-01, 1906-08, 1913-15).
6. 9 May, 1932. A sixth letter (holograph) to Miss Kennedy has come to light, pasted into the front fly-leaf of a volume on the shelves of the RSAA Library: Stein, On Alexander's Track to the Indus: Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India (1929), where it has been left in situ. Letter dated 9 May, 1932, from Bushire, Persia. "...I have been kept exceedingly busy at Kirman with settling my camp to await my return from home in October... My time at home will be very limited and full of tasks. So I fear, it will be impossible to prepare a paper for the R[oyal] C[entral] A[sian] S[ociety], however much I appreciate the Council's kind invitation and should like finding myself once more in that congenial milieu... If the Dining Club should meet in June or July I should try to attend...."

W G L Beynon, With Kelly to Chitral  RSAA/M/119  1896

1 file

42 sheets (photocopies), plus presentation top sheet.

Contents:
Photocopy of W G L Beynon, With Kelly to Chitral (2nd edn, Edward Arnold, London, 1896). 160 published pages photocopied as four pages per sheet.
Presented to the RSAA by Brigadier C W Woodburn (February, 1997).

Bill Woodburn, "Chitral: Royal Forts in the Hindu Kush"  RSAA/M/120  2004

1 file

Complete journal (66 pp.)

Contents:
Complete copy of Current World Archaeology, Issue 3 (January/February 2004), containing Bill Woodburn, "Chitral: Royal Forts in the Hindu Kush," pp. 53-62. The article discusses Chitral's forts in general and pieces together evidence for the appearance of Chitral Fort at the time of siege in 1895, including axometric drawings.
Extract (p. 56): "During the first half of the twentieth century, all the forts of Chitral were rebuilt, and in the second half they suffered from decay. Today there are only a few traces of the underlying nineteenth-century structure in Chitral Fort. By examining sites on the ground in Chitral territory, and sifting patiently through collections of documents and images in Britain, it has been possible to build up an understanding of traditional fort construction and to work out what Chitral Fort looked like in 1895."
The journal also contains illustrated articles on Bam, Iran (looking at the effects of the earthquake of 26 December, 2003 - pp. 12-17, with 'before-and-after' photographs), the city of Merv, Turkmenistan (pp. 18-27), and a review of archaeology in Jordan (pp. 31-9).

Michael Marchant, "Kelly's March, Gilgit to Chitral, 1895/1995"  RSAA/M/121  1995

1 file

15 sheets in total.

Contents:
"An account of a walk in North Pakistan in commemoration of the march by Colonel Kelly's Force from Gilgit to relieve the fort at Chitral in March/April 1895". Includes Appendix A ("Participants in Kelly's March"), Appendix B ("Petition of the People of Sorlaspur Village for recording of historic fact which went to prove the limits of the grazing rights of Ghizer and Laspur people"), and Appendix C (welcome address to the UK party).
The file also includes correspondence relating to the donation of the written account, an information sheet ("The Chitral Trek, 1995") and map of Northern Pakistan (photocopy).

Sophia Swire, "Wild Polo"  RSAA/M/122  1994

1 file

3 sheets.

Contents:
Sophia Swire, "Wild Polo," Country Life, 27 October, 1994, pp. 50-3 (with eight colour photographs).
The article begins: "At 12,500ft in the remote north-west frontier of Pakistan, surrounded by an amphitheatre of some of the world's highest and most desolate mountains, the Shandur Pass is an unlikely site for a game of polo. But for centuries, the former feuding princely states of Gilgit and Chitral have thrashed out an explosive match of no-rules, wild polo here."

Sir Francis Hastings Doyle, "The Red Thread of Honour"  RSAA/M/123  n.d.

1 file

3 sheets (photocopies)

Contents:
Photocopy of poem by Sir Francis Hastings Doyle, "The Red Thread of Honour".
Doyle published collections of verse in 1834 and 1840, and issued another in 1866 to coincide with the election of the Oxford Professor of Poetry. He was successfully elected, succeeding Matthew Arnold in the Chair, which he occupied until 1877. He ended his career as Commissioner of Customs.

The Victoria Cross  RSAA/M/124  1893-c.1985

1 file

15 sheets

Contents:
Photocopied extracts concerning the Victoria Cross, as follows:
1. The Register of the Victoria Cross (edition not indicated), title-page plus pp. 30 and 244, with additional p. 127 (possibly from another volume). Pages selected include (highlighted) Brigadier Guy Hudleston Boisragon and Lieut Col John Manners Smith.
2. The Victoria Cross (no publication details indicated), pp. 104-5, with brief biographies, including Boisragon, Manners Smith, and Capt Fenton John Aylmer.
3. M J Cook, The Evolution of the Victoria Cross: A Study in Administrative History (n.d.), title-page, plus pp. 166-7 (Nilt Fort, Aylmer, Boisragon and Badcock highlighted).
4. Sir John Smyth, The Story of the Victoria Cross 1856-1963 (Frederick Muller Ltd, London), pp. 116-7 (Aylmer, Boisragon, and Nilt Fort highlighted).
5. The London Gazette, Tuesday, July 12, 1892, pp. 3995, 4005 (Badcock, Nilt Fort highlighted), 4006 (Aylmer, Boisragon, and Manners Smith highlighted).

RSAA Tour to Chitral (1995)  RSAA/M/125  1995

1 file

14 sheets, plus routes map measuring 590 x 490mm.

Contents:
Various documents relating to the RSAA Tour to Chitral (1995), including a short bibliography and various maps relating to the Siege of Chitral and the route taken by the relieving forces of Colonel Kelly and General Low.
The file includes a copy of a "Sketch Map of Operations, Chitral Relief Force, 1895," showing the routes followed by the Chitral Relief Force, the Gilgit Column, and the RSAA Tour. For a brief account of the Tour, see Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), pp. 163-4.

Papers by Major Kush Ahmed al Mulk  RSAA/M/126  1995

1 file

43 sheets (A4 photocopies), plus card cover sheet.

Contents:
Various papers by Major Kush Ahmed al Mulk, given to the RSAA Touring Party (1995):
1. "Land locked Chitral"; 2. "Wild Life - Wilder Claim"; 3. "Amnesty for Yaks"; 4. "Drinking Water Thoroughly Polluted"; 5. "Islam - The Forgotten Concept"; 6. "National Problems in Rettrospect"; 7. "The Trail to the Oxus"; 8. "Tourism - Potential Unexplored"; 9. "Merger of Murder"; 10. "Strategic Position of Chitral and Political Situation There"; 11. "Kalash and the Death Kiss".
For further information on the RSAA Tour, see RSAA/M/125.

The approach of the monsoon (photographs)  RSAA/M/127  n.d.

1 file

3 x b/w photographs (stamped Kinsey Bros.), each measuring 290 x 245mm.

Contents:
Three commercially produced photographs (b/w) of the approach of the monsoon over Dehra Dun from Mussoorie, northern India. The photographs are stamped Kinsey Bros., Mussoorie, Bareilly, and Delhi.

From the Khyber eastwards toward Peshawar (photograph)  RSAA/M/128  1949

1 file

Photograph (b/w), measuring 120 x 95mm.

Contents:
Photograph (b/w) looking down the Khyber eastwards towards Peshawar, taken near Shaghai, Khyber Pass. Photograph taken by R V Prondlock.

Michael Keyes, "The Service and Stories of Brigadier-General Sir Terence Humphrey Keyes"  RSAA/M/129  1988-1990

1 file

159 numbered pages (main body of text), plus title-page, Contents, and "Additional stories of Sir Tertence Keyes" (18pp, copy holograph). Spiral bound.

Contents:
Michael Keyes, "The Service and Stories of Brigadier-General Sir Terence Humphrey Keyes, KCIE, CSI, CMG (1877-1939)".
Introduction extract: "These notes on my father's service to the British Crown are written for the younger members of the Keyes family, born since the Second World War. This is not a definitive biography: a longer and more comprehensive work can only be written after research into the numerous documents and letters deposited in the India Office Library, described as the Keyes Collection (Ref. MSS. Eur. F. 131)... I have included with these notes a number of my father's stories, dictated to my mother while he lay ill in bed at the end of his life, and subsequently typed up by my sister Rosemary. These stories had been accepted by the BBC, and were to be read by my father himself, the series entitled Tight Corners. After his death, the BBC returned them unused."
Appendix IV: "The Keyes Collection was deposited on permanent loan by Mrs H D Fellowes, daughter of Sir Terence Keyes, in May 1965." A summary of the deposit is noted in Appendix IV, pp. 154-5.
The file also includes a letter (9 March, 1990) from Michael Keyes to Sir Michael and Lady Wilford, sent with the text to the RSAA.

Major General Sir Charles M MacGregor (photograph)  RSAA/M/130  c. 1875

1 file

Photograph (sepia), mounted on card, measuring 170 x 110mm.

Contents:
Photographic portrait of Major General Sir Charles M MacGregor, KCB, CSI, CIE (1840-1887).
Donated to RSAA by Lieut Col A C Yate (received from Lady MacGregor, 20 July, 1923).

Lieut C M MacGregor, "Notes on Field Equipment of Troops for Service among Mountains"  RSAA/M/131  [c. 1870]

1 file

35 pages, sewn.

Contents:
Lieut C M MacGregor, Assistant Quarter Master General, "Notes on Field Equipment of Troops for Service among Mountains" (Simla Advertiser Press).
Amongst papers passed by Lady MacGregor to Lieut Col A C Yate in 1923.

C M M, "Memoranda on Various Military Subjects"  RSAA/M/132  [c. 1880]

1 file

Volume sections individually numbered (approximately 100pp in total).

Contents:
C MM (Major General Sir Charles M MacGregor), "Memoranda on Various Military Subjects". A selection of McGregor's memoranda, with dates spanning 1861-1877.
The front cover (detached) contains a note by Lieut Col A C Yate: "Given to me at Hampton Court Palace by Lady MacGregor on 20th July, 1923."

"Papers relating to the Operations of the Mari [sic] Field Force, October and November, 1880"  RSAA/M/133  1884

1 volume

132 numbered pages. Sewn, with boards.

Contents:
"Papers relating to the Operations of the Mari [sic] Field Force, October and November, 1880". Includes much material from General C M MacGregor. Published by Government Central Branch Press, 1884.
Amongst papers passed by Lady MacGregor to Lieut Col A C Yate in 1923.

C M MacGregor, "Diary of the 3rd Afghan War in 1879-80".  RSAA/M/134  [c. 1881]-1923

1 volume

140 numbered pages.

Contents:
C M MacGregor, "Diary of the 3rd Afghan War in 1879-80".
Amongst papers passed by Lady MacGregor to Lieut Col A C Yate in 1923. On the front cover, and at various points throughout, are marginalia in pencil added by Yate. Inside the front cover, is a general note by Yate (dated 31 July, 1923) on the contents (pasted-in).

Guide Books to India  RSAA/M/135  1921-1940

9 volumes

10 volumes.

Contents:
Ten volumes of travel guide books to India, containing photographs and local maps, from the library of Mrs Mollie Douglas, OBE, JP, Commandant of the Women's Army Corps in India (c. 1940s).
1. C W Anderson, To the Pindari Glacier: A Sketch Book and Guide (Thacker, Spink & Co, Calcutta and Simla, 1921).
2. Sir Henry Sharp, Delhi, Its Story and Buildings (Oxford University Press, 1928). Fly-leaf signature of Mollie Douglas.
3. Lt Colonel H A Newell, Three Days at Agra (Thacker & Co, Ltd, Bombay, 1934).
4. Percy Brown (revised Joan Townend), Tours in Sikhim and the Darjeeling District (W Newman & Co Ltd, Calcutta, 3rd edn,1934).
5. Ceylon: Historical Sketch and Guide (The Ceylon Publicity Committee, for the Ceylon Government Railway, 1935).
6. R C Arora, The City of the Taj (The Unique Literature Publishing House, Atrauli, Aligarh, 2nd edn, 1940).
7. Album of Delhi, containing 36 Views (H A Mirza & Sons, Delhi, n.d.).
8. Newman's Guide to Darjeeling and Neighbourhood (W Newman & Co Ltd, Calcutta, 9th edn, n.d.)
9. Ceylon: Information for Visitors to the Island, Season 1934-35 (Thos. Cook & Son, Ltd, London, n.d.).
10. Album of Agra, containing 36 Views (H A Mirza & Sons, Delhi, n.d.).

Lieut Thomas Townsend Pears, "Extract from Over-land Journey to India in 1837"  RSAA/M/136  1838

1 file

120 numbered sheets, plus 14 sheets (title, life and index)

Contents:
Lieut Thomas Townsend Pears, Madras Engineers (subsequently, Major General Sir T T Pears, KCB), "Extract from Over-land Journey to India in 1837, via The Rhine, the Danube, The Black Sea, Constantinople, Armenia, and Persia".
A short account of the life and career of Sir Thomas Townsend Pears has been added subsequently in the preparation of the typescript (circumstances of which, not known). With index.

Descriptive letter concerning the first Day of Indian Independence.  RSAA/M/137  1947

1 file

2 sheets.

Contents:
1 Clive Street, Calcutta, 16 August, 1947, from E A Hutchison to Jay [Spencer, sister-in-law].
The letter provides a first-hand account of the first Day of Indian Independence from the perspective of James Finlay & Co, Ltd., Calcutta (tea merchants), beginning with a roof flag-raising ceremony at 8.25 a.m.
Original letter in the possession of Donald Hutchison, Argyll.

Grave of General Sir Thomas Edward Gordon (photographs)  RSAA/M/140  2001

1 file

3 x colour photographs, each measuring 150 x 100mm.

Contents:
Three photographs of the grave of General Sir Thomas Edward Gordon, KCB, KCIE, CSI (1832-1914), and his wife Charlotte Gordon (d. 1919). The grave is located in Brompton Cemetery, Chelsea, London.
General Sir Thomas Gordon was a founding member and the first Chairman of Council (1901) of the Central Asian Society. See Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), p. 5.
Photographs taken by Mrs Merilyn Hywel-Jones (March 2001).

Photograph album (Korea)  RSAA/M/141  [c. 1900]

1 album

Photograph album, measuring 145 x 210mm.

Contents:
Personal photograph album, deriving from Thomas Stevens, containing eighty-six adhered photographs of family and Korean scenes, including scenes relating to the Imperial (Japanese) Customs Service in Korea, where it is known he worked c. 1900. (For background information, see two pieces of correspondence in RSAA/M/142.)

Correspondence concerning Korean photograph album (Stevens)  RSAA/M/142  1977

1 file

2 sheets

Contents:
Two letters concerning the provenance of an album of photographs of Korea (c. 1900), originally belonging to Thomas Stevens. For the album, see RSAA/M/141. The album was received from the estate of Miss Florence Stevens (born Chemulpo, Korea, 5 August 1903, died 26 September, 1976).

Approaches to Port Arthur or Lu Shun Kau (map)  RSAA/M/143  1903

1 file

Open, measures 690 x 505mm.

Contents:
Folded map (b/w) of "Approaches to Port Arthur, or Lu Shun Kau". From the French Government Surveys of 1881-2.
Published at the Admiralty (London), 7 November, 1889, under the Superintendence of Captain W J L Wharton, RN, FRS, Hydrographer. Large corrections May 1895, June 1888, December 1899, March 1903. Natural scale, 1: 18,120.

Shanghai (map)  RSAA/M/144  1922-1923

1 file

Map measures 655 x 1510mm.

Contents:
Map of Shanghai, published by the North-China Daily News and Herald, Limited. Woosung, May 1922. Stamped at lower right corner "Commissioner of Public Works, 15th December, 1923". Scale: 1 inch = 1200 feet.

John Thomson, The Antiquities of Cambodia  RSAA/M/145  1867

1 volume

Bound volume, gold edging to pages. The page numbering exhibits gaps, suggesting that some pages are missing, although the volume appears to be physically intact.

Contents:
The Antiquities of Cambodia. A Series of Photographs Taken on the Spot with Letterpress Description, by John Thomson, FRGS, FESL. Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas. MDCCCLXVII.
The volume comprises introductory text and the following photographs (adhered) with extensive captions:
I-III (panorama). Western Front of Nakhon Wat. IV. Gateway in Centre of Western Gallery (Nakhon Wat). V. Part of Western Gallery (Nakhon Wat). VI. Interior of Western Gallery (Nakhon Wat). VII. An Inner Gallery (Nakhon Wat). VIII. Part of A Reservoir (Nakhon Wat). IX. Interior Ornaments of the Temple (Nakhon Wat). X-XII (panorama). Westward View from the Central Tower (Nakhon Wat). XIII. Bas-Relief of Battle Scene (Nakhon Wat). XIV. Bas-Relief of Triumphal Procession (Nakhon Wat). XV. (A Tower of) Prea Sat Ling Poun. XVI. Palace of the Leprous King (Prasat Chow Ke-rhuen), showing a detail from procession of elephants sculptured in alto-relievo.
Note: the name Angkor is the Western equivalent of Nakhon, which is itself derived from the Sanskrit word Nagara (in English, Saint Cobra).
The volume was donated to the RSAA by Alfred Cotterell Tupp, LLD, ICS, and bears his signature on the front fly-leaf, with the date 1 June, 1908. Dr Tupp was a founding member of the Central Asian Society. For Tupp's founding role, see Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), pp. 3-5.

Ruines D'Angkor  RSAA/M/146  n.d.

1 volume

With paper covers, volume measures 235 x 310mm.

Contents:
Ruines D'Angkor, containing twenty-eight photographs (b/w and sepia) of the ruins of Angkor, with an introduction (in French) by G H Monod ("Les Ruines du Cambodge").
Édition Photo Nadal, Saigon. Gravure en creux et impression Braun & Cie, Paris et Dornach.

Photographs of Ancient Monuments in the Province of Nagorn Rajsima  RSAA/M/147  n.d.

1 volume

Measures 240 x 310mm.

Contents:
Photographs of Ancient Monuments in the Province of Nagorn Rajsima, containing forty-one photographs (b/w) with dual-language captions.

"An Anglo-Arabian Gathering" (The Illustrated London News)  RSAA/M/148  1917

1 file

1 sheet (A3).

Contents:
Photocopied page (379) from The Illustrated London News (31 March, 1917), headed "The Renascence of Arabia: An Anglo-Arabian Gathering" with two photographs (and captions) of Arab rulers visiting Basra to meet Sir Percy Cox, KCIE, Chief Political Officer.
Included in the two photographs is Miss Gertrude Bell.

Notification, Jodhpur Government Gazette  RSAA/M/149  1944

1 file

1 photocopied sheet (A4).

Contents:
Photcopy of a Notification (By Order, D M Field, Lt-Col, Chief Minister) published in Jodhpur Government Gazette, 80: 10 (18 November, 1944), p. 169, concerning "an increasing tendency on the part of a certain section of the spectators to indulge in hostile demonstrations directed against the winners of football matches either during or after the game when the side, which the spectators are backing, is losing or has lost the match."

"Further Papers relating to Tibet" (Cd 2054)  RSAA/M/150  1904

1 file

Pp. i-iii, and pp. 1-27.

Contents:
"Further Papers relating to Tibet" (Cd 2054). In continuation of Cd 1920. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty.
Comprises the following Parts: I. Telegrams to and from the Viceroy; II. Correspondence received from the Government of India.

"Further Papers relating to Tibet" (Cd 2370)  RSAA/M/151  1905

1 volume

Pp. i-xxvi, and pp. 1-277.

Contents:
"Further Papers relating to Tibet" (Cd 2370). No. III. In continuation of Cd 2054. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty.
Comprises the following Parts: [I. Telegrams to and from the Viceroy]; II. Correspondence received from the Government of India.

"Further Papers relating to Tibet" (Cd 5240)  RSAA/M/152  1910

2 volumes (identical)

Pp. i-xvi, and pp. 1-229. Two copies.

Contents:
"Further Papers relating to Tibet" (Cd 5240). In continuation of Cd 2370. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty. The contents are not divided into parts.

Lieut-Col M E Willoughby, "Report on...the Repatriation of the Chinese Garrison of Lhasa..."  RSAA/M/153  1912

1 volume

Paper covers, sewn. 47 pp, followed by 24 photographic plates, plus one copy-print (175 x 100mm).

Contents:
"Report on the Work of the Mission Engaged on the Repatriation of the Chinese Garrison of Lhasa which Surrendered to the Tibetans in August 1912," by Lieut-Col M E Willoughby, 2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse), late Military Attaché at Peking. Simla: Government Central Branch Press.
On the first page is inscribed: "Presented to R Central Asian Society by Brigr Genl M E Willoughby, CB, CSI, CMG, a few days before his death in February 1939".
At the back of the Report is a folded "Sketch Map of the Routes from the Chumbi Valley (Tibet) to Darjeeling" (Appendix 1), and 24 x photographic plates (b/w). Plate 4 ("Officers of the Chinese Troops Repatriation Mission at Gnatong, 1912"), which includes Willoughby, has been copied, copy-print loosely inserted at this point. Plate 4 is also reproduced in Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), p. 95.

S C Vidyabhusana, "Tibetan Index"  RSAA/M/154  [1909]

1 file

Paper covers, sewn, 16 pp.

Contents:
"Tibetan Index" to S C Vidyabhusana, A History of Indian Logic (1909).
Extract from introductory paragraph (p. 1): "This index is intended to facilitate the finding of all references and all general matter contained in the volume connected, in any way, with Tibet, its language and literature. It is meant for those who wish to consult the work not for its main subject, logic, but for the data it contains in connection with Tibetan studies."

Johan van Manen, "Concerning a Bon Image"  RSAA/M/155  1922

1 file

Paper covers, sewn.

Contents:
Johan van Manen, "Concerning a Bon Image," reprinted from the Journal and Proceedings, Asiatic Society of Bengal (New Series), XVIII: 2 (1922), pp. 195-211. With Plate VI (b/w) showing front and back of a Bon idol.

Johan van Manen, "Khacche Phalu: A Tibetan Moralist"  RSAA/M/156  n.d.

1 file

Paper covers, sewn.

Contents:
Johan van Manen, "Khacche Phalu: A Tibetan Moralist". No publication details given. Pages double-numbered: pp. [147]-85 (to top of page), and pp. [1]-39 to bottom of page.

Captain C J Morris, "Some Valleys and Glaciers in Hunza"  RSAA/M/157  1928

1 file

Paper covers, sewn.

Contents:
Captain C J Morris (3rd QAO Gurkha Rifles), "Some Valleys and Glaciers in Hunza," reprinted from The Geographical Journal, LXXI: 6 (1928), pp. [513]-37. The text includes photographs (b/w) and a map (inside back cover) of "Valleys and Glaciers in Hunza" (scale 1/4000000).
The first page is inscribed to the Central Asian Society by the author, dated 9 August, 1928.

Emil Trinkler, "The Ice-Age on the Tibetan Plateau and in the Adjacent Regions"  RSAA/M/158  1930

1 file

Paper covers, sewn.

Contents:
Dr Emil Trinkler, "The Ice-Age on the Tibetan Plateau and in the Adjacent Regions," reprinted from The Geographical Journal, LXXV: 3 (1930), pp. [225]-32. With 8 photographic Plates (b/w).

Emil Trinkler, "Explorations in the Eastern Karakoram and in the Western Kunlun"  RSAA/M/159  1930

1 file

Paper covers, sewn.

Contents:
Dr Emil Trinkler, "Explorations in the Eastern Karakoram and in the Western Kunlun," reprinted from The Geographical Journal, LXXV: 6 (1930), pp. [505]-17. A paper read at the Evening Meeting of the Society on 24 March, 1930. With photographic Plates (b/w).

HRH Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark, "The Aristocracy of Central Tibet"  RSAA/M/160  1954

1 file

43 pages. Paper covers, sewn.

Contents:
HRH Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark, "The Aristocracy of Central Tibet: A Provisional List of the Names of the Noble Houses of U-Tsang". With two photographic Plates. Text based upon the work of the 3rd Danish Expedition to Central Asia. Printed by G Tharchin at the Tibet 'Mirror' Press, Kalimpong, 1954.

Nirmal Chandra Sinha, "Indic Elements in Tibetan Culture: Polity"  RSAA/M/161  1969

1 file

Paper covers, sewn.

Contents:
Nirmal Chandra Sinha, "Indic Elements in Tibetan Culture: Polity," reprinted from Man in India, 49: 1 (1969), pp. 102-8.
Front cover inscribed by the author to Sydney James Fulton, in "remembrance of a kind company from RCAS premises to Strand Palace Hotel on 14 Nov 1967," inscription dated 31 March, 1969. Fulton was an Honorary Secretary to the Royal Central Asian Society (1968-92), spanning its transition to the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.

Ch Gutzlaff, "Tibet and Sefan"  RSAA/M/162  1849

1 file

Pp. 191-227.

Contents:
Dr Ch Gutzlaff, "Tibet and Sefan." Read before the Royal Geographical Society, 12 and 26 February, 1849. Pages numbered 191-227.

Baron A von Staël-Holstein, "On Two Tibetan Pictures"  RSAA/M/163  1932

1 file

27 pp.

Contents:
Baron A von Staël-Holstein, "On Two Tibetan Pictures Representing Some of the Spiritual Ancestors of the Dalai Lama and of the Panchen Lama," reprinted from the Bulletin of the National Library of Peiping (1932). With two Plates (b/w).

Baron A von Staël-Holstein, "On a Tibetan Text Translated into Sanskrit"  RSAA/M/164  1932

1 file

20pp, plus Plates.

Contents:
Baron A von Staël-Holstein, "On a Tibetan Text Translated into Sanskrit under Ch'ien Lung (XVIII cent.) and into Chinese under Tao Kuang (XIX cent.)," reprinted from the Bulletin of the National Library of Peiping (1932). With Plates I-XVII (b/w).

Baron A von Staël-Holstein, "On a Peking Edition of the Tibetan Kanjur"  RSAA/M/165  1934

1 file

20pp., plus 8 b/w Plates.

Contents:
Baron A von Staël-Holstein, "On a Peking Edition of the Tibetan Kanjur which Seems to be Unknown in the West". Peking, Lazarist Press, 1934. 20pp, with Plates I-VIII (b/w).

Rev J Gergan, "A Thousand Tibetan Proverbs and Wise Sayings..."  RSAA/M/166  1942

1 file

Sewn

Contents:
Rev J Gergan, "A Thousand Tibetan Proverbs and Wise Sayings with Short Explanations of Obscure Phrases," reprinted from Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, VIII (1942), pp. 157-276. English translation by Rev Walter Asboe.

Satis Chandra Acharyya, "The Tashi Lama's Visit to India"  RSAA/M/167  1907

1 file

19 pp.

Contents:
Mahamahopadhyaya Satis Chandra Acharyya, "The Tashi Lama's Visit to India (8th November 1905 - 17th February 1906)". Calcutta, Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing.
Tashi Lama is another name for Panchen Lama, regarded as second in importance to the Dalai Lama.

Sven Hedin, "Tibet und die Geschichte Seiner Erforschung"  RSAA/M/168  1939

1 file

Paper front cover (no back cover), with staples.

Contents:
Sven Hedin, "Tibet und die Geschichte Seiner Erforschung". German text. 26 pp, with 3 Plates (b/w). Plates designated: Sinica JG, XIV (1939).
There are two loose sheets inside the front cover: a sheet of printed Chinese text, and a half-page note (holograph) headed "Note by the Editor" which refers to Hedin, Tibet and China.
The front cover is inscribed to the Royal Central Asian Society by the author.

E T Williams, "Tibet and her Neighbours"  RSAA/M/169  1937

1 file

Paper covers.

Contents:
E T Williams, "Tibet and her Neighbours". University of California Publications, Bureau of International Relations, 3:2 (1937), pp. 99-139

E H C Walsh, "The Coinage of Tibet"  RSAA/M/170  1907

1 file

Back paper cover only.

Contents:
E H C Walsh, "The Coinage of Tibet," read on 2 May, 1906, before the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and published in Memoirs of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Vol II (1907). 23 pp, plus Plates III and IV (b/w), showing obverse and reverse of coins.

H Gould, "Tibet"  RSAA/M/171  1937

1 file

5 sheets

Contents:
Typescript (carbon): "Notes on a lecture illustrated by a colour-film taken by the Kodachrome process, by Mr H Gould, on September 29th 1937. Field-Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode in the Chair." The lecture was given to the Royal Central Asian Society, but does not appear to have been published in its Journal.

Ella Maillart (photographs)  RSAA/M/172  1959

1 file

One print 145 x 95mm. One print 85 x 120mm. Plus one sheet.

Contents:
Two photographs (b/w) of Tibetan subjects, taken by Ella Maillart, together with a related letter (holograph) to Mrs [K G] Putnam (Secretary to the Royal Central Asian Society), dated 19 September, 1959.
One photograph is a portrait of an old Tibetan woman taking tobacco. The other is a mountain view ("Tchomolhari"). Both photographs have captions in French on the back. Both prints stamped "Photo Ella Maillart".
In 1955, Ella Maillart received the Society's Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Medal. There is a photograph of her in Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), p. 76.

Great Tibet and Mongolia (map)  RSAA/M/173  1884

1 file

Measures 1100 x 675mm.

Contents:
"Revised Sketch Map Illustrating the Explorations of A- K- in Great Tibet and Mongolia, 1879-1882". Trans-Himalayan Exploration Map No. 15. Sheet 2 of 3 sheets.
Scale 1 inch = 16 miles. Photozincographed at the Office of the Trigonometrical Branch, Survey of India, Dehra Dun, June 1884. This revised map supersedes the similar publication dated January 1884.
For Sheet 3, see RSAA/M/174. There is no Sheet 1 in the RSAA archive.

Great Tibet and Mongolia (map)  RSAA/M/174  1884

1 file

Measures 680 x 1100mm.

Contents:
"Revised Sketch Map Illustrating the Explorations of A- K- in Great Tibet and Mongolia, 1879-1882". Trans-Himalayan Exploration Map No. 15. Sheet 3 of 3 sheets.
Scale 1 inch = 16 miles. Photozincographed at the Office of the Trigonometrical Branch, Survey of India, Dehra Dun, June 1884. This revised map supersedes the similar publication dated January 1884.
For Sheet 2, see RSAA/M/173. There is no Sheet 1 in the RSAA archive.

Pundit Kintup (photograph)  RSAA/M/175  [c. 1976]

1 file

3 x b/w prints, each 250 x 200, and copy negative 200 x 150mm.

Contents:
Three prints and copy negative of a portrait of Pundit Kintup, taken by Sir Gerald Burran.
For a glass slide of this image, see RSAA/M/241/4. For other photographs of Kintup taken at the same sitting, see RSAA/M/241/2-3 and 5.
Pundits were native surveyors from Indian border States, disguised as traders or lamas, and trained by the British to secretly survey Indian border countries, particularly Tibet. For Kintup, see F M Bailey, China-Tibet-Assam (1945), pp. 10-14.

Tibetan prints  RSAA/M/176  [1910]-2004

1 file

Contents:
Three mounted photographic prints (b/w) of Tibetan subjects, dating from approximately 1910, presented to the Society in 1958 by Miss Bloomfield.
The photographs are: (1) The Potala, Lhasa; (2) Detail of staircase to the Potala, Lhasa; (3) Portrait of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, with caption in Tibetan.
The file also contains two other documents:
(4) Letter (9 February, 2004, 2 sheets) from T Myatt to the RSAA concerning the Tibetan caption, written in "O-me" script, which Myatt translates literally as: "Offered to the Great Minister of the Government of Sikkim, C A Bell, Most Excellent Sahib, by the Government's Meterological Office on the 18th Day of the 6th Month of the Iron Dog Year [18 July, 1910]". (Note: "Meterological Office" derives from "Sky Earth Government Office".)
(5) A sheet of notes (dated 27 January, 2004) made by Hugh Leach, recording his attempt to identify "Miss Bloomfield" from the Society's records.

Monument to Martha Yuille (photographs)  RSAA/M/177  1991

1 file

2 x colour prints, each 150 x 100mm.

Contents:
Two colour photographs of a monument, erected at Selenginsk, by missionary Robert Yuille to the memory of his wife, Martha Yuille, who died of typhus in 1827. The two photographs (one a full-length view of the monument, the other a close-up of its Latin inscription) were taken by Miss Marinel FitzSimons during a Society tour of Siberia in 1991.
C R Bawden, Shamans, Lamas and Evangelicals: The English Missionaries in Siberia (1985), has another photograph of the monument (Plate 7b), and provides (p. 173) a full transcription of the Latin text of the monument's plaque.
Bawden notes (pp. 172-3): "Today, there is almost nothing left to mark where the mission once lay. Originally, Martha Yuille's monument and the gravestones of her three children had been surrounded by a brick wall, and in the 1860s her son Samuel Yuille visited Selenginsk, travelling from China, and erected another wall around the little cemetery to protect it from the flooding waters of the Selenga. A Russian book published in Irkutsk in 1829 remarks that at that time the inscriptions on all four monuments were still to be seen, but nowadays it seems that it is only the stout, white-painted brick obelisk which Robert erected to the memory of his wife which has continued to defy the years."

Lamas at Lamayuru (photograph)  RSAA/M/178  1952

1 file

Contents:
Negative (b/w), together with envelope in which it was kept. Envelope marked: "Lamas at Lamayuru (Additional neg for enlarged photo as per order in hand of 19.XI.52)".
The negative, which shows a group of four lamas, is marked "R O Wingate" (Miss Rachel Wingate, sister of Orde Wingate, was Secretary to the Royal Central Asian Society, from 1944-54). The origin and date of the original photograph are not known.

Naga women (photograph)  RSAA/M/179  c. 1895

1 file

Print measures 115 x 155mm.

Contents:
Photograph (b/w) of four (presumed) Naga women, standing in front of a verandah and thatched roof. Discovered in an envelope marked "1890s" with other photographs of Afghanistan and Central Asia. Origin otherwise unknown.

Manchuria and Mongolia (cine film)  RSAA/M/180  [c.1930]

1 box

3 spools of 16mm cine film (b/w).

Contents:
Three spools of 16mm cine film (b/w), taken by Group Captain H St C Smallwood, of Manchuria and Mongolia.
Gp Capt Smallwood, OBE, was Honorary Secretary to the Royal Central Asian Society, 1952-67. Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), note p. 56: "In 1901 he joined the Imperial Yeomanry, seeing service in South Africa, transferring there to the Transvaal Horse Artillery. In 1907 he was employed by a firm in Burma where he enlisted in the Burma Mounted Rifles. At the outbreak of the First World War he joined the Bengal Lancers, seeing service in Mesopotamia. In 1916 he was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps and, in the Second World War, to the Royal Air Force with postings in India, Burma, China. Between the two wars he was in China and Mongolia as Aeronautical Adviser to the Chinese government, where he organised the first air route from Peking to Ulan Bator." It is assumed that the spools of cine film date from this inter-war period of his career.
Also included is the front to an original storage box ("Sub-Standard Productions").
For a photograph including Gp Capt Smallwood, see Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), p. 67.

Korea (photographs)  RSAA/M/181  n.d.

1 file

5 x b/w/photographs, each 80 x 105mm.

Contents:
Five photographs (b/w) of Korean subjects. Photographer and date not known. They comprise:
(1) Korean musician; (2) Korean shopkeeper; (3) Korean mat weaver; (4) Burial place of the Korean Emperors, near Seoul; (5) "Korean ladies" (two).

China (photographs)  RSAA/M/182  n.d.

1 file

31 x b/w photographs, each 135 x 90mm.

Contents:
Thirty-one photographs (b/w) of scenes of China, including The Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, and Winter and Summer Palaces, Peking. All photographs have captions written verso (pencil).

Letter, Eric Teichman to Miss Kennedy  RSAA/M/183  1928

1 file

1 sheet.

Contents:
Letter (holograph) from Eric Teichman to Miss Kennedy (Secretary, Royal Central Asian Society), dated 15 October, 1928.
The letter concerns arrangements for a lecture Teichman delivered to the Society on 31 October, 1928. See "The Road from Peking to Lhasa," Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XVI (1929), pp. 32-4, which begins: "On Wednesday, October 31, Mr Eric Teichman, Chinese Secretary to HBM Legation at Peking, showed a series of lantern slides illustrating the Great West Road from Peking to Lhasa, and described the scenery and peoples met with along this ancient highway."
The letter came to light tucked inside a volume in the RSAA Library: Eric Teichman, Travels of a Consular Officer in North-West China (1921).

Hong Kong Letter Book (Office of the Inspector General of Fortifications, Whitehall)  RSAA/M/184  1996

1 file

45 sheets, plus 2 sheets (correspondence).

Contents:
Transcription of a letter book from the Office of the Inspector General of Fortifications, Whitehall, London, for the period 1 April, 1847 to 31 March, 1868. The transcription was prepared by Colonel J E Nowers (Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham) in 1996.
Colonel Nowers has provided a brief introduction to the two Parts of the letter book. Of Part 1, Nowers notes: "The first group of letters in the book covers operations against the Chinese in Canton in 1847, a fascinating first inspection report on the detachment of Royal Sappers and Miners (the rank and file of the Engineer corps) of 1850 and lengthy discussions on defence schemes for Hong Kong spanning 1855-1858."
Of Part 2, Nowers writes: "This part opens with reports of operations against the Tai Pings from April until June 1862. These reports mention the Disciplined Chinese Force under American Colonel Ward, later to become the Ever Victorious Army under Charles Gordon. Gordon played a prominent role in these actions and Part 2 includes his application for service under the Chinese Government. There is further discussion about the defence of Hong Kong and the letter book concludes with Moody anticipating possible military activity against Japan."
The file includes a covering letter from Colonel Nowers, sent to the RSAA along with the transcription, and a reply from the Society (both 1996). The text is © The Royal Engineers Museum.

Captain D L Ady, "Singapore Island"  RSAA/M/185  1945-1999

1 file

59 sheets (document), plus 4 sheets (letters).

Contents:
A photocopy of a formerly "Secret" document (classified as "Restricted" in 1946, and declassified in 1947) prepared by Captain D L Ady, with the title "Singapore Island".
The document assesses population and government prior and subsequent to enemy (Japanese) occupation, and local espionage and intelligence matters. Fifty-five numbered pages, plus an "Index" (in effect, a Contents page), on which is noted the document's progress from "Secret" to "Declassified".
The file also includes three letters:
(1) 28 January, 1999. D L Howard-Ady [formerly Captain D L Ady] to David J Easton, Secretary, RSAA, enclosing (copy): (2) 25 February, 1996. D L Howard-Ady to The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Whitehall; (3) 2 March, 1999. D J Easton to D L Howard-Ady.

"Appeal by the Chinese Government" (Report of the League of Nations Commission of Enquiry)  RSAA/M/186  1932

1 file

148 pages, plus 14 maps on 13 sheets.

Contents:
League of Nations Report: C.663.M.320. 1932. VII. Geneva, October 1st, 1932. Commission of Enquiry Report: "Appeal by the Chinese Government".
148 pages. With fourteen maps folded and inserted in pocket to (now detached) back cover. The fourteen maps are:
(1) China and Japan; (2) Political Map of Manchuria; (3) Railway Map of Manchuria; (4) Relief Map of Manchuria; (5) Military Situation in Manchuria before September 18th, 1931; (6) Chart of the Mukden Incident (September 18th-19th, 1931); (7) Military Situation in Manchuria about September 30th, 1931; (8) Military Situation in Manchuria about December 10th, 1931; (9) Military Situation in Manchuria about May 1st, 1932; (10) Military Situation in Manchuria about August 20th, 1932; (11) City of Shanghai; (12) Shanghai Area; (13) Principal Route Map Showing Itineraries of the Commission in the Far East; (14) Supplementary Route Map Showing Itineraries of the Commission in the Far East.
Note: Maps 13 and 14 are on a single sheet.

"Chinese Secret Societies in Singapore"  RSAA/M/187  1958

1 volume

Bound volume, 94 pages.

Contents:
A volume issued by the Government of the Colony of Singapore, in 1958, with the title "Chinese Secret Societies in Singapore".
In the introduction to the volume, B W F Goodrich (Assistant Commissioner, Criminal Investigation Department, Singapore) notes: "Chinese secret societies have exercised an evil influence over their fellow-countrymen in Singapore ever since its foundation... Much of the violent crime which takes place in Singapore is rooted in secret society activity. It is necessary therefore that Routine Officers making the original classification of reports and Detective Officers investigating offences should have a sound knowledge of the methods used by secret societies, the type of persons protected and the area in which each society operates. This booklet is designed to assist officers to 'know their enemy' and to identify members of secret societies quickly. Officers should make themselves thoroughly familiar with the contents of the booklet in order to brief patrols and beats operating in their Divisions."
The volume includes many photographs of typical weapons, membership badges, tattoo marks, and other identifying symbols.
Pasted inside the front cover is a letter from B W F Goodrich to W L Blythe, sent with the book. Blythe's signature is on the front fly-leaf.
The volume was donated by Dennis J Duncanson, OBE (Honorary Secretary to the Society, 1977-94), whose name is stamped on the front cover and to the title-page.

Malay text on divination  RSAA/M/188  c. 1876-1997

1 volume

Sewn pages, loose bark wrap cover. Measures 170 x 110mm.

Contents:
Malay text in black ink with some charts and symbols, on sewn pages, wrapped in a folded bark cover. Inside the front cover, there is a slip of paper adhered which notes: "Taken at capture of Ongar. Malay Peninsula. Perak War 1875-76. Richard Poore." The signature of R Poore appears again versa the first page, and on the sixth page it appears again, together with "Jan 4th 1876. Kota taina".
Together with the Malay text are two related items:
1. Typescript commentary, and transliterated passage (2 sheets, dated 1997) by A T Gallop, which describes the text as a "Malay text on divination, death omens, auspicious and inauspicious times, and prayers".
2. On the back of an envelope, a brief transliteration of the opening text, with the comment: "This seems a form of calendar as a lot of days are marked, phases of the moon are mentioned and superstitions as to the appearance of it denote sickness death etc." The note is not signed (envelope addressed to Col L A Clutterbuck, Editor, "The Bond of Sacrifice").
The opening text, transliterated, begins (f.2V): "Bab kepada menyatakan alamat mati kepada hari dan bulan. Bahawa rahasyia inilah daripada sidang pandita mengajarkan kepada muridnya supaya ia tahu kepada alamat mati. Sebermula jika dipandangnya kepada bulan Muharam dan Safar itu hitam warnanya, alamatnya matilah kita kepada bulan itu, wa-Allahu 'alam."

Mongolian stamps (mint)  RSAA/M/189  n.d.

1 file

48 x mint stamps in small album, measuring 135 x 210mm.

Contents:
A collection of 48 mint Mongolian stamps, loosely inserted in a small album (Russian title to front cover). Donated by Lord Furness (c. 1970).

E J Lindgren, "The Shaman Dress of the Dagurs, Solons and Numinchens in N W Manchuria"  RSAA/M/190  1935

1 file

Pages numbered [365]-78, plus Plates I-VIII.

Contents:
E J Lindgren, "The Shaman Dress of the Dagurs, Solons and Numinchens in N W Manchuria," reprinted from Geografiska Annaler, I (1935), pp. 365-78. With Plates I-VIII (colour and b/w).

E J Lindgren, "The Reindeer Tungus of Manchuria"  RSAA/M/191  1935

1 file

Pp. 221-31.

Contents:
E J Lindgren, "The Reindeer Tungus of Manchuria," reprinted from Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, XXII (1935), pp. 221-31.
Based upon a lecture given to the Society, 20 February, 1935, "illustrated by a film and slides from the author's journeys to Manchuria in 1931 and 1932."

C W Campbell, "Journeys in Mongolia"  RSAA/M/192  1903

1 file

Sewn.

Contents:
C W Campbell, "Journeys in Mongolia," reprinted from The Geographical Journal (November, 1903). Pages numbered 1-36. Inside back cover, there is a "Map to illustrate Mr C W Campbell's Route through Eastern Mongolia in 1902" (Scale 1 inch = 31.56 miles).

M P Price and N D Simpson, "An Account of the Plants Collected..."  RSAA/M/193  1913

1 file

Pp. 385-456.

Contents:
M P Price and N D Simpson, "An Account of the Plants Collected by Mr M P Price on the Carruthers-Miller-Price Expedition through North-West Mongolia and Chinese Dzungaria in 1910," reprinted from Journal of the Linnean Society - Botany, XLI (1913), pp. 385-456. With map of North-West Mongolia, and Plates 21-3.
Front cover inscribed: "To D Carruthers from M D Price".

"Report by Mr C W Campbell, His Majesty's Consul at Wuchow, on a Journey in Mongolia"  RSAA/M/194  1904

1 file

43 pp. The map noted on the title page is absent.

Contents:
Cd 1874. China, No. 1 (1904). "Report by Mr C W Campbell, His Majesty's Consul at Wuchow, on a Journey in Mongolia". Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty, January 1904.

Letter to Douglas Carruthers  RSAA/M/195  1925

1 file

1 sheet

Contents:
Letter (holograph) to Douglas Carruthers from John [ ], dated 7 March, 1925, from Hotel Belle Ile, Cadenabbia, Lago di Como, Italy.
Letter discovered in a volume in the RSAA Library (Ex Libris Douglas Carruthers, and a prior bookplate of Henry Wilson): Thomas Witlam Atkinson, Oriental and Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and Adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and Part of Central Asia (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1859).
The letter to Carruthers makes reference to coming upon "pictures" by Atkinson on the walls of the villa of Sir Roderick Murchison, "next door but one to this hotel." The volume by Atkinson, in which he recounts his travels in Siberia, is illustrated by thirty-two wood engravings and twenty lithographs (two-tone and full colour). The lithographs are attributed to Atkinson. In the Preface, Atkinson wrote (pp. v-vii): "My sole object was, to sketch the scenery of Siberia... I traversed much of the hitherto unexplored regions of Central Asia, and produced 560 sketches of the scenery, executed with the moist colours made by Winsor and Newton, - invaluable to an artist employed under such circumstances."

Reginald W Sturt (letters, photographs)  RSAA/M/196  1928

1 file

4 sheets, plus 4 x b/w photographs, each measuring 80 x 55mm.

Contents:
Two letters (both typescript) from Reginald W Sturt to the [Royal] Central Asian Society, dated 15 March and 27 March, 1928. Enclosed with the former letter are four photographs (b/w).
The letters discuss the ruined city of Polocheng, "shown on most maps in about Lat. 44° 16' 21" and Long. (approx) 119°E, and 3,300 feet above sea level. "Polocheng" is the Chinese for the Mongolian "Borohoto", also locally called "Gesu Wen Cheng" (letter, 15 March, p. 1).
Three of the four photographs (each with captions verso) are views of a smaller ruined city, Pai Ta Tsi, "situated on the north bank of the Chagan Muren (River) within some 20 to 30 miles of the Khingan Range watershed, at the conserving point of four lonely and deserted valleys" (letter, 15 March, p. 2), showing a white pagoda. The fourth photograph shows a thirteen-tiered pagoda from another location.

13th century Mongolian astronomical instrument (photograph)  RSAA/M/197  1898

1 file

1 x b/w photograph, measuring 115 x 175mm.

Contents:
Photograph (b/w) of 13th century Mongolian astronomical instrument at Pekin[g], taken March 1898 by A C Yate (Honorary Secretary to the Royal Central Asian Society, 1919-22).
The photograph was discovered (in 1974) inside a volume in the RSAA Library: H de Windt, From Pekin to Calais by Land (1889).

Søren Haslund-Christensen  RSAA/M/198  2002-2003

1 file

Newspaper cutting, plus 2 sheets.

Contents:
Danish newspaper cutting (Søndag den 11. maj 2003) concerning the retirement of Søren Haslund-Christensen as Marshall of the Danish Royal Court.
Søren Haslund-Christensen is the son of explorer and ethnographer Henning Haslund-Christensen. The file includes an (on-line) article from The Copenhagen Post (Issue 38, 13 October, 2002) reporting on Søren Haslund-Christensen's visit to the grave of his father, in the only Christian cemetery in Kabul, where his father died in 1948.

"Striking Tents: Central Asian Nomad Felts from Kyrgyzstan" (leaflet)  RSAA/M/199  1997

1 file

1 folded leaflet.

Contents:
Publicity leaflet for an exhibition in the BP Ethnography Showcase of the Ethnography Department of the British Museum ("Striking Tents: Central Asian Nomad Felts from Kyrgyzstan"), held April to December, 1997. The full-colour leaflet is illustrated by examples.

Mongolia (photographs)  RSAA/M/200  1958

1 file

8 x b/w photographs, each measuring 140 x 90mm.

Contents:
Eight photographs (b/w) of scenes of Mongolia, taken by Group Captain Smallwood, in 1958, each with captions verso, as follows:
(1) Three temples to Buddha at Erdeni Tso; (2) A hainag cross (between yak and cow); (3) Memorial tablet near the White House (inscription in Tibetan and Mongolian), with Mongol Cultural Attaché; (4) Part of the Gandeng Monastery at Ulan Bator; (5) Yurts, outside Ulan Bator; (6) Wrestling in sports stadium, Ulan Bator; (7) The Government guest house at Ulan Bator; (8) A collective farm HQ in the making.
For further information concerning Gp Capt Smallwood, see RSAA/M/180.

Captions (Group Captain Smallwood)  RSAA/M/201  c. 1930

1 file

3 sheets

Contents:
A numbered list of seventy captions (without photographs), headed "Mongolia/Manchuria" and dated as "approx. 1930".

Mongolia (photographs)  RSAA/M/202  [c. 1939]

1 file

8 x b/w photographs, each 120 x 180mm.

Contents:
Eight photographs (b/w) showing scenes of frozen Mongolian cattle, and a portrait of [?]Duke Larsen.
Each photograph has brief captions verso. The portrait of [?]Larsen is stamped verso "Copyright by Bosshard, 32 Ch'un Shu Hutung, Peking, China". The file includes the front to the envelope in which the photographs were originally kept.

"Report on Kaghan and Adjoining Independent Territory"  RSAA/M/203  1895

1 file

146 pp. Hard cover, with four maps (inside back cover).

Contents:
"Report on Kaghan and Adjoining Independent Territory, including Allai, Kohistan and Shinaka (Dardistan). Compiled in the Intelligence Branch, Quarter Master General's Office, by Lieutenant-Colonel A H Mason, DSO, Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General." Printed at the Government Central Printing Office, Simla.
The Preface notes: "A movable column having been ordered to assemble at Abbottabad the following report on the Kaghan valley and the independent territory adjoining it has been compliled in anticipation of the column being required to take the field." With four small b/w maps, folded inside back cover pocket (all No. 330-I., 93).
The document forms part of a bequest to the RSAA by Major R C Murphy.

Pages in proof from Sir Aurel Stein, Innermost Asia  RSAA/M/204  [1928]

1 file

Proofs, pp. 1-48.

Contents:
Pages 1-48, stamped "proof," from Sir Aurel Stein, Innermost Asia: Detailed Report of Explorations in Central Asia, Kan-Su and Eastern Iran, Vol I. One marginal note ("for specimen see p. 29") in blue pencil to p. 14.

Sir Aurel Stein, "A Chinese Expedition across the Pamirs and Hindukush, AD 747"  RSAA/M/205  1923

1 file

Paper covers, sewn, pp. 1-16.

Contents:
Sir Aurel Stein, "A Chinese Expedition across the Pamirs and Hindukush, AD 747". Printed at the British India Press, Mazgaon, 1923. Reprinted from Indian Antiquary, LII (1923), pp. 98-103, 139-45, 173-7. (Reprinted from the Geographical Journal for February, 1922.)
To the front cover is a signed inscription: "Presented with kind remembrances of A Stein".

Captain C A Smith, "Report on Chilas"  RSAA/M/206  1906

1 file

20pp, paper covers, with faded red ribbon.

Contents:
A "Report on Chilas" prepared by Captain C A Smith. No. 4578, Srinagar, 3 October, 1906. 20pp, with many marginal annotations.
On the front fly-leaf is written a note (holograph, dated 8 February, 1907) from Major Price, Political Agent in Gilgit, forwarding the document to the Assistant Political Agent in Chilas.
The document forms part of a bequest to the RSAA by Major R C Murphy.

[Fascicule of official papers]  RSAA/M/207  1842-1866

1 file

Various printed documents, in buff file covers.

Contents:
A fascicule of official documents, comprising:
1. Memorandum of Notes on Mekran, prepared by Lieutenant Ross (No. 47 of 1865). Forwarded by The Commissioner in Sind to Sir H B E Frere, KCB, Governor and President in Council, Bombay.
2. Opinion (No. 64 of 1866), by Lyttleton H Bayley. Advocat General. Bombay, 3 July, 1866.
3. Suggestions for the Protection of the North-West Frontier of India, with Reference to the Advance of the Russians in Central Asia, by Lt Col Sir H Green, CB, KCSI, Political Superintendent and Commandant on the Sind Frontier.
4. Extracts of letters from the late General John Jacob (1856) to Lord Canning, and Sir H Green (comprising "Suggestions towards the Permanent Defence of the North-West Frontier of India" and "Memorandum of Proposed Arrangements in case of a British Force being stationed at Quetta, or any other convenient spot above the Bolan Pass").
5. "Report on a Visit to Kej and Route Through Mekran from Gwadur to Kurrachee" by Lt E C Ross, Assistant to the Political Agents at Kelat and Muscat. Kurrachee, November 1865.
6. Memorandum on Beloochistan. Major G P Le Messurier, late Superintendent, Sind Survey. Bombay, 9 March, 1842.
The documents form part of a bequest to the RSAA by Major R C Murphy.

Photograph album (India)  RSAA/M/208  c. 1885

1 album

Album measures 315 x 420mm. Library plate C H L Neish.

Contents:
Large photograph album belonging to Sir Charles Henry Lawrence Neish (1857-1934). Ex libris C H L Neish, containing eighty-six photographs (commercially-produced) of mostly Indian scenes, with captions as follows:
(1) Gibraltar; (2) Gibraltar; (3) Napoli, Panorama dal Vomero; (4) Atrio di S Martina, Napah; (5) Phare de Port Said; (6) Bateaux arretes à Port Said; (7) Port Said; (8) Bateaux arretes à Port Said a cause de la Drague; (9) Panorama; (10) Malabar; (11) Suez vue d'ensemble; (12) Quai de Suez; (13) Aden; (14) Aden; (15) Colombo Harbour, Ceylon; (16) Colombo Lake, from Slave Island, showing Club; (17) Colombo Breakwater; (18) Colombo Harbour; (19) Coast scene, Mt Lavinia, Ceylon; (20) Grand Hotel, Mt Lavinia, Ceylon; (21) Peradeniya Gardens, Ceylon; (22) The River at Penadeniya Gardens; (23) Sensation Rock, Rail to Kandy, Ceylon; (24) Kandy, Ceylon; (25) Madras - View of the South Beach from the Pier, and showing Courts of Justice; (26) Madras; (27) Governor's Residence, Madras; (28) Madras; (29) Old Court House Street, Calcutta; (30) Courts of Justice, Calcutta; (31) Maidan, Calcutta; (32) On the Darjeeling-Himalayan Line; (33) Loop on the Darjeeling-Himalayan Line; (34) Reversing Station on the Darjeeling-Himalayan Line; (35) The Snows from Jalapahar, Darjeeling; (36) General View, Himalayas, Darjeeling; (37) General View of Darjeeling, showing Observatory Hill; (38) Aurengzebes Mosque, Benares; (39) Benares, Bathing Ghats; (40) Benares, Burning Ghat; (41) The Residency, Lucknow (Bailey Guard Gate); (42) The Residency, Lucknow; (43) New Monument to the Memory of Sir Henry Lawrence and Heroes, Lucknow; (44) The Residency, Lucknow - Generral View from Tower showing Banqueting Hall and Old Wall; (45) Secundra Bagh Gateway, Lucknow; (46) Sadut Ali Shah's Mausoleum, Lucknow (Ornamental Gate); (47) Dilkusha Palace, Lucknow; (48) Alum Bagh House; (49) Memorial Church, Caunpore; (50) Sutee Chowra Ghat, Caunpore (Scene of the Massacre); (51) Memorial Well, Caunpore; (52) The Fort, Agra; (53) Diwan-i-Khas, Agra Fort; (54) Moti Masjid, Agra Fort; (55) Moti Masjid (Interior), Agra Fort; (56) Palace of Jehangir, Agra; (57) Jumma Musjid, Agra; (58) The Taj, from Top of Gateway, Agra; (59) The Taj, from Fountain, Agra; (60) Marble Screen Around Tomb in Taj; (61) Etmud-ud-Dowlah's Mausoleum, Agra; (62) Futtypore Sicri, Agra; (63) Futtypore Sicri, Agra - View of Ruins; (64) Secundra, Agra - Mausoleum Akbar; (65) Kashmir Gate, Delhi; (66) Lahore Gate, Delhi; (67) Pearl Mosque, Delhi; (68) Jumma Musjid, Delhi; (69) Ruins of Old Delhi; (70) Mausoleum of Emperor Humaioon, Delhi; (71) Kutub Minar, Delhi; (72) General View of Great Arch and Iron Pillar near the Kutub, Delhi; (73) Manick Chowk, Jaypore; (74) Ambir Lake and Palace; (75) Interior of the Arhai-Din-ka Jhopra, Ajmere; (76) The Lake, showing Agent Governor General's Residence, Ajmere; (77) Entrance to Shah Alum's Tomb, Ahmedabad; (78) Shah Alum's Tomb, Ahmedabad; (79) Reversing Station on Line to Poona; (80) View on Line to Poona; (81) Poona Bund; (82) Elephanta Caves, Bombay; (83) Linga Chapel, Elephanta Caves; (84) Elphinstone Circle, Bombay; (85) Apollo Bunder, Bombay; (86) SS Ballarat.

Sikkim (photographs)  RSAA/M/209  1959

1 file

7 x b/w photographs, each 250 x 170mm.

Contents:
Seven photographs (b/w) of Sikkim subjects. Each photograph has, verso, a caption in pencil, and each is stamped "© Brian Blake - Magnum Photos" (Paris).
The captions are as follows:
(1) A Tibetan examining Holy Writ; (2) Prayer flags and skyline, Sikkim; (3) H H The Maharajah of Sikkim [painting]; (4) Tibetans and Nepalis in Sikkim; (5) Arts and crafts in Sikkim; (6) A Nepali market; (7) The Royal Gumpa, Gangkok, Sikkim.

Capt George Powell Thomas, Views of Simla  RSAA/M/210  1846

1 volume

Volume measures 550 x 370mm, with 22 Plates.

Contents:
Views of Simla by Capt George Powell Thomas, of the 64th Regt., Bengal Infantry (Dickinson & Co., London: 1846).
Library plate (verso front cover): "J Wm Douglas". The volume is dedicated to: "The Court of Directors of the Honourable East India Company".
A large-format volume comprising an introduction ("A Brief Alphabetical Account of the Inhabitants, Customs, and Productions of the Himalayas"), a discursive "Description of the Plates", and most of the twenty-four two-tone illustrative Plates that are listed. Three Plates are wanting, as indicated below. Furthermore, there is an additional Plate not listed ("Ford on the Road to the Chor" - ?Plate 16 by another name) which has been placed at the back of the volume.
The Plates are: (1) Waterfall below Simla; (2) Suspension Bridge at Hurreepoor; (3) Simla from Rock Cottage; (4) Combermere Bridge, Abbeville, and Barrett's Boarding House; (5) Simla from the back of Jacko [Plate wanting]; (6) View from Colonel Chadwick's House; (7) The View from the Mount; (8) Colonel Rich's House; (9) View from the House Called the "Eagle's Nest"; (10) Lord Auckland's House, and Stirling Castle [Plate wanting]; (11) View of Captain The Hon. H B Dalzell's House; (12) Fancy Fair at Annadale; (13) Race Course at Annadale; (14) Kilmanock, or Kilmanack; (15) The Waterfall on the Road to the Chor; (16) View from the Chor [Plate wanting]; (17) View of the Village beside the Stream on the Road to ther Chor; (18) Pútternala ("So pronounced by Europeans; though it is written thus by the natives, Put-Hurnala") - however, the orthography in the caption at the foot of the illustration itself is "Pathurnullah"; (19) The Chor below Surrah; (20) View from the top of Huttoo; (21) The Snowy Range from a Height of 10,000 feet; (22) Temple and Pine Forest at Deotee; (23) The View of the Boorinduh Pass (spelt "Borinda" in the caption at the foot of the illustration itself); (24) Jumnootree.
The final page of the volume is a map of "Simla and the Hills as far as Koonawur".

Buddhism in Thailand BE 2500  RSAA/M/211  1957

1 volume

13pp. The volume measures 370 x 540mm.

Contents:
A large-format well-illustrated volume (in four languages) produced to celebrate the 25th Buddhist Century in Thailand.
"Field Marshal P Pibulsonggram, Prime Minister of Thailand[,] and other members of the Cabinet in collaboration with the Thai people have caused this album to be published to promote and propagate Buddhism & to commemmorate the auspicious occasion of the twentyfifth buddhish century. May 12-18 BE 2500 (1957)."

O Venske, "Die erdmagnetischen Beobachtungen von Dr Filchner auf seiner Reise in China und Tibet..."  RSAA/M/212  1931

1 file

Folio, 28 pp.

Contents:
O Venske, "Die erdmagnetischen Beobachtungen von Dr Filchner auf seiner Reise in China und Tibet in den Jahren 1926-1928". Julius Springer, Berlin: 1931. German text.

Colour Plates of Buddhist Paintings  RSAA/M/213  n.d.

1 volume

Sewn, cover measures 370 x 300mm.

Contents:
15 colour plates, from an unspecified source, lightly adhered in a bespoke binding, with captions as follows:
(1) Paintings in tempera from dado of shrine, M. III., Miran. Scale ¼.
2. Paintings in tempera, M. III. 003, from wall of shrine M. III., Miran. Scale ¼.
3. Silk painting, Ch. liii. 002, representing Buddhist heaven, from "Thousand Buddhas," Tun-huang. Scale 1/6.
4. Silk painting, Ch. lii. 003, representing Buddhist heaven, from "Thousand Buddhas," Tun-huang. Scale 1/8.
5. Silk painting, Ch. lvi. 0019, representing Avalokitesvara (Kuan-yin) with attendant divinities, from "Thousand Buddhas," Tun-huang. Scale 1/8.
6. Silk painting, Ch. xxviii. 006, representing Avalokitesvara (Kuan-yin) with attendant divinities, from "Thousand Buddhas," Tun-huang. Scale 1/6.
7. Silk paintings, representing Bodhisattva, and Buddha with planetary divinities, from "Thousand Buddhas," Tun-huang. Scale ¼.
8. Silk painting, Ch. 0018, representing Lokapala Vaisravana, with attendant genii anmd demons, from "Thousand Buddhas," Tun-huang. Scale 2/3.
9. Silk banners representing legendary scenes from Gautama Buddha's life, from "Thousand Buddhas," Tun-huang.
10. Silk banners representing Bodhisattvas, from "Thousand Buddhas," Tun-huang.
11. Silk banners representing Lokapaias, from "Thousand Buddhas," Tun-huang. Scale 1/3.
12. Embroidered hanging in silk, Ch. 00260, from "Thousand Buddhas," Tun-huang. Scale 1/10.
13. Specimens of embroideries and figured silk fabrics, from "Thousand Buddhas," Tun-huang.
14. Portions of patch-work, Ch. lv. 0028, made of fragments of embroideries and figured silks, from "Thousand Buddhas," Tun-huang. Scale 3/5.
15. Painted panel and paintings in tempera from Shikchin site, Karashahr.

Sir Alexander Hosie, Travels Abroad  RSAA/M/214  1920

1 volume

Volume measures 355 x 350mm.

Contents:
A series of twenty-five articles written in instalments by Sir Alexander Hosie, under the general heading Travels Abroad. The articles give an account of a world tour, undertaken 1919-20, taking in Canada, Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and India, and returning to Sandown, the Isle of Wight.
Chinese characters to front cover, and colour illustration verso of figure with sword.
The articles are as follows: (1) Without title, beginning: "In accordance with my promise I am sending you some rough notes of our journey to the Far East which may be of interest to you, the readers of the 'Chronicle' and more especially our friends in Sandown and the Island generally. We left London at 9.45 a.m. on Friday, the 15th August, by the boat train for Liverpool..."; (2) Impressions of Niagara; (3) At the Rockie Mountains and on to Yokohama; (4) Among the Japanese and on to Corea; (5) The Tragedies of Seoul; (6) The Homes and Dresses of the Coreans; (7) The Industries of Antung; (8) Up the Ya-lu River in a 10-ton Junk; (9) Through Manchuria on to Tientsin; (10) Commandeered For Service in the British Legation; (11) The Fruit Preserving Industry of China; (12) At the Tomb of Manchu Monarchs; (13) A Weird Journey in Muled Litters; (14) From Peking to Canton; (15) Sir John Jordan Honoured at Hong Kong; (16) Life in Singapore; (17) Embarking Elephants at Penang; (18) Buddhist Temples of Rangoon - Arrival at Calcutta; (19) Impressions of Calcutta; (20) More Impressions of Calcutta; (21) Industries of Calcutta; (22) More About Indian Industries; (23) Departure from Calcutta; (24) The Indian Cotton Industry; (25) Back in England: "During this trip round the world, which I have thus roughly described, we have been alternately frozen, grilled and roasted and we have returned home chastened in mind and body and resolved never again to grumble overmuch at the climate of Old England." The final instalment is dated 29 May, 1920.

Sir Aurel Stein, "Maps, Chinese Turkistan & Kansu"  RSAA/M/215  [c. 1923]

1 volume

Volume measures 450 x 360mm.

Contents:
A bound set of sixty maps and charts "From Surveys Made During the Explorations of Sir Aurel Stein, 1900-01, 1906-08, 1913-15". Survey of India Offices, Dehra Dun. (See also, Stein, Memoir on Maps of Chinese Turkistan and Kansu, from the Surveys Made During Sir Aurel Stein's Explorations 1900-1, 1906-8, 1913-5, Trigonometrical Survey Office, Dehra Dun, 1923.)
The volume comprises the following maps:
(1) Index to Maps of Portions Chinese Turkistan and Kansu; (2) Turug-art, Terek-dewan (Serial No.1); (3) Kashgar, Muztagh-ata (Serial No. 2); (4) Sarikol (Serial No. 3); (5) Yai-döbe (Serial No. 4); (6) Yangi-Hissar, Yarkand (Serial No. 5); (7) Karghalik, Kilian (Serial No. 6); (8) Ak-Su, Uch-turfan, Kelpin (Serial No. 7); (9) Maral-bashi (Serial No. 8); (10) Khotan, Sanju (Serial No. 9); (11) Kara-koram, Khitai-dawan (Serial No. 10); (12) Muz-art (Serial No. 11); (13) Kara-yulghun, Bai (Serial No. 12); (14) Mazar-tagh, Kara-dong (Serial No. 13); (15) Sampula, Chira, Keriya (Serial No. 14); (16) Yurung-kash and Keriya R. Sources (Serial No. 15); (17) Kere-bazar (Bai) (Serial No. 16); (18) Kucha (Serial No. 17); (19) Keriya River End (Serial No. 18); (20) Niya (Serial No. 19); (21) Kara-dawan, Kara-shahr R. (Serial No. 20); (22) Bugur, Korla (Serial No. 21); (23) Charchan (Serial No. 22); (24) Kapa, Achchan (Serial No. 23); (25) Kara-shahr (Serial No. 24); (26) Konche-darya (Serial No. 25); (27) Vash-shahri (Serial No. 26); (28) Khadalik (Serial No. 27); (29) Turfan (Serial No. 28); (30) Singer, Lou-lan (Serial No. 29); (31) Lop-nor (Serial No. 30); (32) Pichan, Chik-tam (Serial No. 31); (33) Ancient Lop Lake Bed (Serial No. 32); (34) Lowaza, Bash-kurghan (Serial No. 33); (35) Barkul, Hami (Serial No. 34); (36) Su-lo-ho Delta (Serial No. 35); (37) Khanambal (Anambar) (Serial No. 36); (38) Karlik-tagh (Serial No. 37); (39) Tun-huang, An-hsi (Survey of India, No. 38); (40) Nan-hu (Serial No. 39); (41) Yu-men-hsien (Serial No. 40); (42) Ch'ang-ma (Serial No. 41); (43) Chin-t'a (Serial No. 42); (44) Su-chou (Serial No. 43); (45) Etsin-gol Delta (Serial No. 44); (46) Etsin-gol (Serial No. 45); (47) Kan-chou (Serial No. 46); (48) Kungurche (Serial No. 47); (49) Triangulation Chart: Kashgar (Serial No. 2, Part of); (50) Triangulation Chart: Muztagh-ata, Sarikol (Serial Nos. 2 and 3, Parts of); (51) Triangulation Chart: Pusha, Kara-koram, Khitai-dawan (Serial Nos. 9 and 10, Parts of); (52) Triangulation Chart: Yurung-kash and Keriya R. Sources (Serial Nos. 14 and 15, Parts of); (53) Triangulation Chart: Niya (Serial 19, Part of); (54) Triangulation Chart: Kapa, Achchan (Serial No. 23, Part of); (55) Triangulation Chart: Konche-darya (Serial No. 25, Part of); (56) Triangulation Chart: Vash-shahri, Khadalik (Serial Nos. 26 and 27, Parts of); (57) Triangulation Chart: Singer, Lou-lan (Serial No. 29, Part of); (58) Triangulation Chart: Lop-nor (Serial No. 30, Part of); (59) Triangulation Chart: Ancient Lop Lake Bed (Serial No. 32, Part of); (60) Appendix C. Sectional drawing of ground on line levelled from the salt-encrusted lake-bed north of Kum-kuduk to the dry lake-bed east of Besh-toghrak.
Securely adhered to the front fly-leaf is a letter (holograph, 18 December, 1939) from Sir Aurel Stein to Miss [M N] Kennedy (Secretary to the Royal Central Asian Society). For a photocopy of the letter, see RSAA/M/118.

National Geographic ("Everest 50 Years and Counting")  RSAA/M/216  2003

1 file

Complete copy of National Geographic magazine.

Contents:
Complete copy of National Geographic, 203: 5 (2003), featuring a number of articles commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first climbing of Mt Everest (1953), on pp. 2-71.

Autograph of Tenzing Norgay  RSAA/M/217  n.d.

1 file

2 small sheets (autograph sheet plus envelope front).

Contents:
A small sheet of paper (with the impress of the House of Lords) with the signature "Tenzing" (plus envelope front).

The Ascent of Mt Everest  RSAA/M/218  1951-1955

1 file

Scrapbooks (x 2, without covers), measuring 420 x 310mm, plus The Times supplement.

Contents:
Various newspaper and magazine cuttings concerning the first ascent of Mount Everest, by Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norkey, the summit achieved Friday, 29 May, 1953.
1. A scapbook of newspaper cuttings, beginning with a Special Supplement to The Times ("Reconnaissance Expedition 1951"), and continuing with various cuttings to 1954.
2. A second scrapbook of newspaper cuttings, primarily The Times Supplement "The First Ascent of Everest" (July, 1953), with the addition of other cuttings.
3. The Times "Everest Colour Supplement" (1953). With additional cuttings adhered.

Edmund Fuerholzer (photographs)  RSAA/M/219  1936

1 file

2 x b/w prints, each measuring (including mount) 320 x 260mm.

Contents:
Two mounted photographs (b/w) by Edmund Fuerholzer, with his signature and captions.
1. Der Rote Lama. Labrang, Tibet. Head and shoulders portrait. Signed and dated (1936). Caption verso.
2 Tea House, [illegible]. Beside river. Signed (n.d.).

Istanbul: the Bosphorus and Cemetery (photographs)  RSAA/M/220  [c. 1900]

1 file

Both prints measure (including mounts) 355 x 150mm.

Contents:
Two mounted b/w prints, hinged together with adhesive tape. The upper print is a view of the Bospohorus. The lower print shows three individuals, in eastern dress, walking along a path in a cemetery in Istanbul.

Players in costume and Istanbul views  RSAA/M/221  [c. 1910]

1 file

4 x b/w photographs, mounted on both sides of two boards, boards measuring 420 x 320mm and 300 x 250mm.

Contents:
Two mounted prints of Istanbul, verso two prints (group photographs) of casts of young dramatic players.
1. Istanbul, Mosquee Valide. The photograph appears to be by Chusseau-Flaviens, Ch. (later photographer/printer) French (active 1890s-1910s). Verso, a group photograph of girls and young women in costume, assembled under trees, initial and surnames written on the mount at the bottom - left-hand portion of the print broken-off.
2. Istanbul, Hippodrome and Mosque. Photographer not indicated. Verso, a group photograph of girls and young women in costume (not indentical to the group in the photograph listed above), assembled under trees, initial and surnames written on the mount at the bottom (some names lost in damage to bottom edge).

Kashmir (photographs)  RSAA/M/222  [c. 1910]

1 file

5 x sepia photographs, each measuring 170 x 510mm.


Related information: For draft sections of an account of Maj-Gen Haughton's experiences, which he had intended to publish, see RSAA/M/266

Contents:
Five photographs (sepia, flush-mounted) of the Himalayas, taken by Brigadier H L Haughton, Abbattabad. Verso, each has a caption, and three photographs are signed.

Hail and Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia (prints)  RSAA/M/223  1888

1 file

3 prints as 3 pairs, each mounted and unmounted. The mounts measure: 210 x 410mm (1), 185 x 390mm (2) and, 260 x 550mm (3).

Contents:
Three prints, each in a mounted and an unmounted format, of Hail and the Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia. Although only one pair is initialed by the artist ("JE"), there is a consistency of style across all prints. All with German captions as follows:
1. "Frühmorgen im Nefud vor Gyobbeh". Initials "JE" to bottom right, dated "88". Some printed identification of geographical features, with additional pencil annotation to the mounted copy.
2. "Hâjel v NW". No initials, no date.
3. "Hâjel von Süden". No initials, no date.
One of the prints is stamped "D Carruthers, Barmer Hall, Kings Lynn". Apropos the identity of the artist "JE", it can be noted that in Douglas Carruthers, Arabian Adventure to the Great Nafud in Quest of the Oryx (1935), there is mention of one Julius Euting (p. 96): "In 1883 [C Huber] was back again in Arabia, taking with him a skilled archaeologist - Julius Euting of Strasbourg".

Rocky scene with figures (photograph)  RSAA/M/224  n.d.

1 file

Mounted photograph, measuring (with mount) 370 x 460mm.

Contents:
Landscape photograph (b/w, mounted), with six figures walking along a rocky path between two fields, a large outcrop of rock in the background.

Adela Khanum (photograph)  RSAA/M/225  1913

1 file

Mounted photograph, mount measuring 505 x 370mm.

Contents:
Portrait photograph (b/w, mounted) of Adela Khanum, wife of Usman Pasha. Dated 1913, verso. Also verso, there is a reference note to E B Soane, To Mesopotamia and Kurdistan, in Disguise (1912 ), p. 226.

The Clayton Mission to Sana'a, Yemen  RSAA/M/226  1926

1 file

Display board measures 365 x 530mm.

Contents:
A display board with six photographs (b/w, taken by Colonel M C Lake) adhered, documenting Sir Gilbert Clayton's first formal call on the Imam. With captions, in copperplate hand, as follows:
1. "The arrival of the Mission in Sana. The crowd proceeding[,] the troops marching back to barracks, with bands playing. The whole garrison was drawn up outside the town. Outside the Bab-al-Yuhud (Gate of the Jews) by which one enters Sana from Hodeida. Taken from our Residence."
2. "The Imam (in carriage) returning to his Palace (on extreme left) after paying a visit to the Theological College. He is crossing the Parade Ground and about to go through the Bab-as-Saba (or Sabean Gate) which leads to the Arab quarters or Santa proper. This was taken from the Residence of Sir Gilbert Clayton's Mission, with a Tele-lens."
3. "The Residence of the Mission overlooking the Parade Ground. In the foreground two of our permanent guard."
4. "Taken from my bedroom window with a Tele-lens. Zeidi troops drilling. Note the soldier aiming off a tripod in the background. The blossom on the left is Apricot."
5. "Part of the Imam's Army escorting the Imam back to his Palace from the Mosque on a Friday."
6. "Street outside Imam's Palace lined with troops on the occasion of the Mission's first visit to the Imam."
See John Shipman, "The Clayton Mission to Sana'a of 1926," Journal of the British-Yemeni Society (July 2001), on-line at: http://www.al-bab.com/bys/Default.htm. Five of the photographs captioned above (excluding number 4) are available on-line at: http://www.al-bab.com/bys/articles/shipman01pix.htm.

Suite des seize Estampes représentant les Conquêtes de l'Empereur de la Chine avec leur Explication  RSAA/M/227  1785

1 volume

Volume measures 630 x 430mm. Leather spine and corners.

Contents:
A bound set of twenty-four engravings (sixteen in accord with the title, plus eight additional engravings following). The engravings were made by I S H Helman, from drawings by several Jesuit missionaries, including Joan. Diony. Attiret, Joseph Castilhoni, and others.
Verso the front board are two book plates adhered: (1) Coat of arms, Ludovic Lindsay, XXVI Earl of Crawford; (2) Coat of arms of Giles of Bowden, Devon (per chevron argent and azure, a lion rampant counterchanged, with a lion's gamb erased proper, charged with a bar holding an apple branch vert fructed ore).
Before the engravings there is a sheet bound-in (smaller in size than the pages of engravings) with a table of sixteen captions (artists noted) and a paragraph of explication, beginning: "L'Année 30me de son Règne l'Empereur de la Chine Kien-Long, donna un Décrèt date du 13 Juillet 1765 par lequel il ordonna qu'il seroit envoyé en France seize Dessins des Victoires qu'il avoit remportées dans le Royaume de Chanagar et dans les Pays Mahométans voisins, pour être gravés par les plus célèbres Artistes...."
The caption are as follows (some captions here abbreviated):
1. "L'Empereur Kien-Long, reçoit à Gé-Ho, les hommages des Eleuths, et leur donna pour Roi Amour-Sana avec le rang de Tsing-Ouang ou Prince du premier ordre à double titre. Vers la fin de 1754."
2. "Pan-Ti envoyé par l'Empereur pour installer Amour-Sana, et commandant 150 mille hommes des Troupes de l'Empire.... Année 1755."
3. "Second Combat entre Pan-Ti et Ta-Oua-Tsi.... Année 1755."
4. "Amour-Sana établi Roi des Eleuths par l'Empereur.... Année 1756."
5. "Tsereng et Yu-Pao ayant eu peu d'union entre-eux.... Au commencement de 1757."
6. "L'Empereur charge Tchao-Hoei avec le titre de grand Général et sous lui Fou-Té, de soumettre les Eleuths et tous leurs alliés et vassaux, et de prendre Amour-Sana...."
7. "Amour-Sana marchant avec sécurité à la tête des Troupes qu'il avoit amenées du Pays des Hasacks et des Eleuths qui commencoit à se rallier à lui, et se croyant au moment d'etre rétabli dans son Royaume, rencontre Tchao-Hoei à la tête de sa nouvelle Armée envoyée par l'Empereur et il est mis en fuite. Année 1757."
8. "Fou-Te Lieutenant de Tchao-Hoei poursuit Amour-Sana et reçoit les hommages et les tributs de Ta-Ouan ou des Hasacks que les Russes nomment Kosaccia-Horda...."
9. "Après la retraite d'Amour-Sana chez les Russes, l'Empereur donna aux Eleuths quatre Hans, ou Khans, ou Rois héreditaires de leur nation, et vingt-un Ngan-Ki ou Seigneurs pris également dans leur nation, mais amovibles à sa volonté...."
10. "Bataille gagnée par Tchao-Hoei, ou Fou-Té, contre le Han des Tcholos et celui des Hountches et les vingt-un Ngan-Ki des autres Eleuths. Année 1758."
11. "Tchao-Hoei occupe les Troupes à des exercices et à des jeux militaires, avant que d'entreprendre l'expédition de la petite Buckarie, à la fin de la Campagne de 1758."
12. "Premier Combat entre l'Armée de l'Empire commandée par Tchao-Hoei, et Fou-Té et l'Armée des deux Hot-Chom, sur les frontières de la petite Buckarie.... Année 1759."
13. "Tchao-Hoei reçoit dans son Camp sous les murs de Yerechim, les hommages des habitans de la Ville de la Province, et nomme des Officiers pour l'administration de cette partie de la petite Buckarie. Juillet 1759."
14. "Bataille d'Altchour gagnée par Fou-Té contre les deux Hot-Chom. Aoust 1759."
15. "Combat du 1er Septembre 1759 dans la Montagne de Poulok-Kol près les Lacs de Poulong-Kol et d'Isil-Kol et de la Ville de Badackhan. Fou-Té commande les Troupes Imperiales contre les deux Hot-Chom. Le Combat est vers la fin du jour. Le Grand Hot-Chom y périt, l'Armée Chinoise y fit un butin considerable; c'est le fin de la Conquête de la petite Buckarie."
16. "L'Empereur reçoit les hommages des Peuples vaincus des différentes Hordres des Eleuths, des Pourouths, des Faugouths.des Tourgouths et des Mahométans de la petite Buckarie. Année 1760."
The additional engravings are:
17. "Cérémonie du Labourage Faite par 'Empereur de la Chine, dans le mois de Février...." (followed by extensive explanatory text at the foot of the engraving).
18. Engraving without title. Extensive explanatory paragraph at the foot of the engraving, beginning: "Il est d'usage que se soit toujours avec la plus grande pompe que l'Empereur de la Chine sort de son Palais. Outre les différens Corps de Garde, on établit alors, de distance en distance, des Piquets dont les Armes sont déposée sur des espèces de Chevalets devant lesquels les Soldats sont à genoux, ainsi que le reste du peuple...."
19. "Marche Ordinaire de L'Empereur de la Chine lorsqu'il Passe dans la Ville de Péking."
20. Engraving without title. Extensive explanatory paragraph at the foot of the engraving, beginning: "La Litiere est fermée de Jalousies; l'imperiale en est jaune et Or, garnie d'Etoffes brochée à franges d'Or, et d'un grand nombre de glands, et de cordons de la même richesse; le bois est peint en rouge et Or; la sculpture faite avec beaucoup d'art et de soin, en est remarquable...."
21. "Fête Donnée aux Vieillards par L'Empereur Kien-Long, Le 14 Février 1785." Title followed by extensive explanatory text at the foot of the engraving.
22. "L'Empereur Va Visiter les Tombeaux de ses Ancêtres." Title followed by extensive explanatory text at the foot of the engraving.
23. "Cérémonies Respectueuses de l'Empereur devant les Tombeaux de ses Ancêtres." Title followed by extensive explanatory text at the foot of the engraving.
24. "L'Empereur Recitant des Poemes en l'Honeur de ses Ancêtres." Title followed by extensive explanatory text at the foot of the engraving.

Atlas von Asien  RSAA/M/228  c.1855

1 volume

Volume measures 460 x 575mm.

Contents:
Bound volume, with "Ritter's Atlas von Asien" blocked to front board, containing twenty-one map sheets of Asia. On the second flyleaf is a hand-written list of the contents. The date-range of the maps is 1833-54.

Fred H Andrews, Wall Paintings from Ancient Shrines in Central Asia  RSAA/M/229  1948

1 volume

32 Plates (unbound) between boards, measuring 650 x 520mm

Contents:
Wall Paintings from Ancient Shrines in Central Asia, recovered by Sir Aurel Stein. Described by Fred H Andrews. Published under the orders of the Government of India. London, Oxford University Press, 1948.
The volume comprises thirty-two colour and b/w Plates, unbound, between boards, including material from: Miran (Shrines III, V), Farhad-Beg-Yailaki, Khadalik, Balawaste, Ming-oi, Kara-khoja, Murtuk (Shrine C.IV), Toyuk (Shrines V, VI), Kara-khoto, Bezeklik (Shrines i, iii, iv, v, vii, ix, x, xi, xiii, xiv), and Dandan-oilik (Shrine D.II).

T E Lawrence, Sketch map: Wejh to Aqaba  RSAA/M/230  [1918]

1 file

7 sheets

Contents:
Sketch map, in the hand of T E Lawrence (1888-1935), of which H St J B Armitage notes, in Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003) note (p. 138): "Drawn in ink on a fragile sheet of greaseproof paper, Lawrence's sketch map shows a section of the route between Wejh and Aqaba taken by Sharif Nasir's expedition which culminated in the capture of Aqaba in July 1917. It embraced the expedition's route from a crossing of the Hejaz Railway between Dis'ad and Al-Mu'adhdham to Imshash Arfaja in Wadi Sirhan about 60 miles west of Jauf. Lawrence was the first westerner to travel this northward route, during the course of which he crossed the west-east tracks of Guarmani, Carruthers, Musil and Gertrude Bell."
The sketch map has been conserved and framed. It is reproduced (b/w) in Leach and Farrington, p. 139.
This file comprises:
1. Colour photocopy of the sketch map drawn by T E Lawrence. (2 sheets)
2. Letter (22 March, 2003) from Preservation Solutions to the RSAA outlining their conservation recommendations for the sketch map, and Conservation Record Sheet, detailing conservation treatment subsequently implemented, in June 2003. (2 sheets)
3. Colour photocopy of a published map of Al Jawf, including the area given in the sketch map. (1 sheet folded)
4. B/w photocopy of the same published map with sketch map locations marked in red (by Merilyn Hywel-Jones, April 2004). (1 sheet)
5. B/w photocopy of lower portion of the same published map, indicating adjoining map sheets and other map data. (1 sheet)

T E Lawrence (photographic portrait)  RSAA/M/231  [c. 1930]

1 file

Two photographs (b/w): 245 x 190mm (unmounted), and 270 x 195mm (excluding mount)

Contents:
A studio photographic portrait (b/w) of T E Lawrence (1888-1935). Two prints, one of which is slightly larger and mounted. From the studio of Howard Coster, 8 Essex Street, Strand, London.

Douglas Carruthers, correspondence concerning Letters of T E Lawrence  RSAA/M/232  1934-1936

1 file

5 sheets

Contents:
A printed notice (n.d.) concerning the projected publication of letters by T E Lawrence. The notice begins: "Mr A W Lawrence asks all who possess letters from his brother to allow him to have them copied... He hopes eventually to edit and publish a selection...."
In addition, the file contains the following letters: (1) Barmer Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk, 2 May, 1934 [Douglas Carruthers to A W Lawrence - holograph draft]; (2) Kensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, W8, 13 May, 1934, P Cox to Carruthers [holograph]; (3) 12 Brunswick Square, WC1, 8 July, 1935, A W Lawrence to Carruthers [holograph]; (4) 12 Brunswick Square, WC1, 14 March, 1936, A W Lawrence to Carruthers [holograph].
See H St J B Armitage, "T E Lawrence and Douglas Carruthers," Journal of the T E Lawrence Society, XIII: 2 (Spring 2004), pp. 59-61. For a copy of the Journal, see RSAA/M/245.

Lieut Colonel Evelyn H Cobb: Correspondence  RSAA/M/233  1967

1 file

25 sheets

Contents:
Letters from Lieut Colonel Evelyn H Cobb to Sir Gilbert Laithwaite and Miss E Kirby (Secretary, Royal Central Asian Society). The letters concern a proposed visit by Cobb to Afghanistan, and the gift to the Society of an Imperial Russian tea-set (Gardner Porcelain Factory). In addition, there is a single letter from Laithwaite to Kirby, and a single letter from Kirby to Cobb.
The letters are as follows: (1) Oak Cottage, Baughurst, Basingstoke. 3 February, 1967. Cobb to Kirby (holograph, 3 sheets). (2) Oak Cottage. 4 March, 1967. Cobb to Kirby (holograph, 1 sheet). (3) Oak Cottage. 6 March, 1967. Cobb to Laithwaite (typescript, 3 sheets). (4) [42 Devonshire St, London W1]. 7 March, 1967. [Kirby] to Cobb (carbon typescript, 1 sheet). (5) Oak Cottage. 8 March, 1967. Cobb to Kirby (holograph, 2 sheets). (6) Oak Cottage. 10 March, 1967. Cobb to Kirby (holograph, 1 sheet). (7) Oak Cottage. 13 March, 1967. Cobb to Kirby (typescript, 3 sheets). (8) Oak Cottage. 17 March, 1967. Cobb to Kirby (holograph, 3 sheets). (9) Oak Cottage. 18 March, 1967. Cobb to Laithwaite (holograph, 1 sheet). (10) Oak Cottage. 23 March, 1967. Cobb to Laithwaite (holograph, 1 sheet). (11) Oak Cottage. Good Friday, 24 March, 1967. Cobb to Kirby (holograph, 1 sheet). (12) 40, St Mary Axe, London EC3. 29 March, 1967. Laithwaite to Kirby (typescript, 1 sheet). (13) Oak Cottage. 30 March, 1967. Cobb to Kirby (holograph, 2 sheets). (14) Oak Cottage. 31 March, 1967. Cobb to Laithwaite (holograph, 2 sheets).

The Sheikh of Bahrein (photograph)  RSAA/M/234  1948

1 file

Photograph (b/w) measuring 235 x 205mm.

Contents:
Photographic portrait (b/w) of Sheikh Saliman el Hamad el Khalifa, Sheikh of Bahrein. The photograph is stamped, verso: "A Fox Photos Ltd Picture by A R Tanner. IPC 2182."

Etmud-ud-Dowlah's Mausoleum, Agra (photographs)  RSAA/M/235  n.d.

1 file

Two boards with photographs adhered on each side. Boards measure approximately 210 x 280mm.

Contents:
Three photographs of Etmud-ud-Dowlah's Mausoleum, Agra: two exterior views and one interior view. There is also a fourth photograph, of the Khas Mahal, pavilion of imperial apartments in the palace of the Red Fort of Delhi. The four photographs are adhered to two boards, one photograph on each side.

Temple of Apollo, Delphi (photograph)  RSAA/M/236  n.d.

1 file

Mounted on board, measuring 210 x 280mm.

Contents:
Photograph (b/w, commercially produced) of the Temple of Apollo, Delphi. The photograph is captioned and identified as "291". Verso is written in pencil "E Neish".

Unidentified properties and garden (photographs)  RSAA/M/237  n.d.

1 file

3 x b/w photographs, each measuring approximately 290 x 385mm.

Contents:
Three large photographs (b/w): (1) distant view of unidentified buildings (with lake); (2) a closer view of the same lake; (3) a third photograph of another unidentified property with verandah, deciduous tree in the foreground.

Watercolour view (unidentified)  RSAA/M/238  1872

1 file

Mounted on board, measuring 280 x 485mm.

Contents:
A watercolour, mounted on board, signed "CB 1872" at bottom left. The painting shows a view of snowy mountains in the distance (?Himalayas) with three small figures in the foreground, two around a well, and three trees in the middle distance.

Watercolour of Jamestown, St Helena  RSAA/M/239  [c.1855]

1 file

Unmounted, measuring 290 x 470mm

Contents:
Unsigned watercolour, by an unidentified artist, of Jamestown, St Helena, showing several ships in the foreground, with St Helena in the middle distance and fortification on the hill above.
Amongst the ships, one is clearly identifiable as "Shannon London". The presence in the painting of a steeple on St James Church (built in 1774 near the site of the original Portuguese chapel) suggests a date for the painting as later than 1843, in which year the steeple was added. The painting shows ships en route around the Cape (the Suez Canal opened 17 November, 1869).
For further identification notes, see RSAA/M/240.

Secondary information, watercolour of Jamestown, St Helena  RSAA/M/240  2002

1 file

1 typed sheet, 2 x pencil notes, 1 x A4 p/copy, 1 x A3 p/copy.

Contents:
Notes made by Merilyn Hywel-Jones and Murray Graham regarding a watercolour of Jamestown, St Helena (RSAA/M/239), in particular the signification of the flags on the ship "Shannon London" in the foreground of the painting. Also, two photocopied sheets showing other paintings and views of St Helena, from Philip Gosse, St Helena 1502-1938 (1990).

Miscellaneous Glass Slides, including Kintup  RSAA/M/241  1904-1922

15 glass slides (and surrogates)

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
A group of fifteen miscellaneous slides, kept together in the same slide box as slides of Turkestan taken by F M Bailey. The slides include images of India, Tibet and portraits of Kintup (or Kinthup, code named "K-P"), one of the Pundits engaged by the Survey of India to covertly survey Tibet.
For Kintup, see F M Bailey, China-Tibet-Assam: A Journey, 1911 (1945), and F M Bailey, "The story of Kintup," Geographical Magazine, 15 (1943), pp. 426-31.
Copy negatives, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' prints made (2004).

Kintup's Route (Map)  RSAA/M/241/1  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: Map Kintup's Route. Image features: Map of southern Tibet and bordering countries, with Kintup's Tibetan route marked in red. Slide manufacturer: None indicated. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

Kintup (1)  RSAA/M/241/2  [c. 1913]

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: Kintup. Image features: Kintup, hands crossed, standing squarely to the camera. Slide manufacturer: None indicated. Blue masking. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).
The image is reproduced as the Frontispiece to F M Bailey, China-Tibet-Assam: A Journey, 1911 (1945), where it is credited to Sir Gerald Burran.

Kintup (2)  RSAA/M/241/3  [c. 1913]

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: None. Image features: Kintup standing, hands crossed. Very similar pose to RSAA/M/241/2, but Kintup is standing less squarely to the camera in this image. Slide manufacturer: James A Sinclair & Co Ltd, Lantern Slide Maker. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).
The image is reproduced in F M Bailey, No Passport to Tibet (1957), facing p. 33, where it is credited to Sir Gerald Burrard (sic.).

Kintup (3)  RSAA/M/241/4  [c. 1913]

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: Kintup. Image features: Kintup standing, hands at his side. Slide manufacturer: None indicated. Blue masking. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).
Similar to other images of Kintup in this File Series, the photographer is likely to be Sir Gerald Burran.

Kintup (4)  RSAA/M/241/5  [c. 1913]

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: Kintup. Image features: Kintup seated on low curved wall, hands in his lap. Slide manufacturer: None indicated. Black masking. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).
Similar to other images of Kintup in this File Series, the photographer is likely to be Sir Gerald Burran.

Library at Gyangtse, Tibet  RSAA/M/241/6  1922

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: Library at Gyangtse, Tibet, 1922. Image features: Tibetan on ladder to shelving, another holding the ladder. Vertical image. Slide manufacturer: None indicated. Black masking. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

Sacred Tooth Temple, Kandy, Sri Lanka  RSAA/M/241/7  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: [K]andy - Sacred [To]oth Temp[le]. Image features: Side view of Temple, with trees behind. Slide manufacturer: None indicated. Black masking. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

Taj Mahal  RSAA/M/241/8  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: Taj, Agra. Image features: Front view of Taj Mahal. Three chairs placed on pathway in foreground. Slide manufacturer: None indicated. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

Map of India  RSAA/M/241/9  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: India. Image features: General map of India. Source not indicated. Slide manufacturer: None indicated. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

Map of Tibet  RSAA/M/241/10  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: Asia - Tibet. RGS. Image features: Map of Tibet and bordering countries. Source not indicated. Slide manufacturer: None indicated. Slide marked RGS. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

Garpons at Gartok  RSAA/M/241/11  1904

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: Garpons at Gartok, W Tibet, 1904. Image features: The two Garpons of Gartok seated, with nine others standing, all hatted. Slide manufacturer: A H Baird, 37 & 39 Lothian St, Edinburgh. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

Major Ryder  RSAA/M/241/12  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: Maj Ryder. Image features: Full-length portrait, long winter coat, hat, cigarette in mouth. Slide manufacturer: Thos. J Walls, 47 Lothian St, Edinburgh. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

Tibetan in Skin Boat  RSAA/M/241/13  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: Tibetan in Skin Boat. Image features: Tibetan rowing coracle-like boat, cliffs behind. Slide manufacturer: None indicated. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

Ferry Boat on Yigrong Lake  RSAA/M/241/14  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: Ferry Boat on Yigrong Lake - Po Me. Image features: Ten or so people sat on wooden craft, at the shore, viewed from behind. Slide manufacturer: Royal Geographical Society stamped on label. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

Cane Bridge Over Shümo River, Pemako  RSAA/M/241/15  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: Cane Bridge Over Shümo River, Pemako. Image features: Cane bridge, with circular hoops, vegetation behind. Slide manufacturer: Royal Geographical Society stamped on label. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).
Although it is a different photograph, the bridge in this slide closely resembles that in the photograph captioned "A cane suspension bridge" in F M Bailey, No Passport to Tibet (1957), facing p. 48.

Miscellaneous Glass Slides of Tibet  RSAA/M/242  n.d.

18 glass slides (and surrogates)

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern), all with distinctive copper housing, embossed: "J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507."

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Eighteen glass slides of Tibetan subjects, origin unknown. None of the slides have titles.
Copy negatives, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' prints made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/1  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: View of coastline. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/2  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Vertical brick construction, with decorated arched recess. Out-of-focus Tibetans in the foreground. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/3  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Two Tibetans standing in front of a lattice background (one bare-footed). Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/4  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Man seated on horse in front of doorway, another holding the horse by its bridle, and others standing by. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/5  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Very distant view of 'settlement' amongst mountains. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/6  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Two Tibetans standing in front of a lattice background (identical to the location in RSAA/M/242/3), one standing side-on to the camera. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/7  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Many people gathered, three sat cross-legged in the foreground. The ground has the appearance of 'crazy-paving'. Feint image. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/8  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Tibetan building set within rock, in front of water, beside which a small group of monks gathered. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/9  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Hillside with trees and two Tibetans, one standing, one kneeling. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/10  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Two dwellings with sloping roofs and dry stone walls, the dwelling in the foreground only visible at one end. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/11  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Railway bridge (centre frame) with train, over water with mountains behind. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/12  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Two men standing on hillside in front of dead-looking tree, sparsely-wooded hills behind. Forestry? Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/13  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Tibetan prayer flags hanging from long lines. Image feint. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/14  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Tibetan buildings. Vertical image. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/15  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: View across water to hills or mountains. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/16  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: Tibetan, hatted, sat in front of latticed panels, one arm bare. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/17  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: View across scrubland to low damaged building. Dead trees. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

[no title]  RSAA/M/242/18  n.d.

1 file

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern). Copper housing.

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy print.

Contents:
Title on slide: No title. Image features: View from roof-top vantage point across valley with mountains in the distance. Slide manufacturer: J Moore, Birmingham. Rd. No. 144507. Copy negative, contact sheet and low contrast 'postcard' print made (2004).

This document (Map of Part of Tibet) has been renumbered as RSAA/SC/MAC/15  RSAA/M/243  [n.d.]

1 map

Folio of Maps and Illustrations by Charles Huber  RSAA/M/244  1891-1919

1 file

Loose sheets in hard covers (295 x 230mm).

Contents:
Folio of maps and illustrations from Charles Huber, Journal d'un Voyage en Arabie (1883-1884), published by The Asiatic and Geographical Societies of Paris, in 1891. The front cover to the folio has the label "Ex Libris Douglas Carruthers".
Tucked inside the front cover to the folio is a letter (holograph, Royal Geographical Society headed paper, 18 July, 1919) from H Milne to D Carruthers, in which the accuracy of various map locations are discussed. In addition, there is a table (holograph, n.d., authorship unknown) listing Arabic names and their Western orthography.
Note: The publication was compiled after Huber's assassination, near Jeddah, 29 July 1884. Huber travelled for the first time to Arabia in 1878 to study rock inscriptions in the northern region of the country. In June 1883, Huber travelled again to Arabia on behalf of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, and the Société Français de Géographie. He started his journey from Damascus, travelling to Hail and Jeddah. On his way back towards Hail, Huber was assassinated by followers of Ibn al-Rashid, Governor of Hail.

H St J B Armitage, "T E Lawrence: A Sketch Map"  RSAA/M/245  2004

1 file

Complete journal issue (80pp.)

Contents:
A complete copy of Journal of the T E Lawrence Society, XIII: 2 (Spring 2004), containing H St J B Armitage, "T E Lawrence: A Sketch Map," pp. 54-8. The article is extracted from Leach with Farrington, Strolling About on the Roof of the World (2003), pp. 138-40, where it first appeared.

Letter: Sir Richard Maconachie to Frank de Halpert  RSAA/M/246  1961

1 file

2 sheets (blue paper)

Contents:
Letter (holograph): Odiham, Hants, 30 June, 1961, Sir Richard Maconachie to Frank de Halpert (Hon Librarian, Royal Central Asian Society).
The letter refers to the gift to the Royal Central Asian Society of photographs and paintings from the Forsyth Mission Yarkand (1873): "It was during the war that a lady whom I knew slightly was leaving London, when the 'blitz' was becoming nasty, and [she] asked me if I would care to have some photographs, and sketches, which had belonged to a relation of hers - a Colonel Chapman. He had I understand been a member of the Forsyth Mission...." For the photographs and watercolours, see RSAA/SC/CHAP.

Correspondence: E B Macartney and RSAA  RSAA/M/247  1979

1 file

3 sheets

Contents:
Three letters: (1) [July, 1979], E B Macartney to RSAA ("I have in my possession a collection of old photographs taken by my father, during his service as Consul General in Kasgar. There are also others by Percy Sykes, and, I think, Stein...."); (2) 31 July, 1979, RSAA to E B Macartney; (3) 12 October, 1979, RSAA to E B Macartney.

Sir Michael O'Dwyer, Bokhara and Samarkand (photographs)  RSAA/M/248  n.d.

12 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is resticted to the copy prints.

Contents:
12 x b/w glass slides, taken by Sir Michael O'Dwyer, showing views of Bokhara and Samarkand, people and architecture. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.
Sir Michael O'Dwyer (1864-1940) served as Chairman of Council (1926) of the Central Asian Society. For a brief account of his assassination, at Caxton Hall, London, in 1940, at a joint meeting of the Royal Central Asian Society and the East India Association, see Hugh Leach, "Murder at Caxton Hall: The Society's Involuntary Legacy to Amritsar," Asian Affairs, XXIX (1998), pp. 181-83. At the time of the Amritsar Jallianwala Bagh massacre (1919), O'Dwyer was Governor of the Punjab. For O'Dwyer's account of the events of 1919, see O'Dwyer, India As I Knew It (1925), Chapter XVII ("The Punjab Rebellion of 1919"), pp. 263-317. The same volume includes an account of O'Dwyer's visit, in 1896, to Samarkand and Tashkent (pp. 78-82).

C Strickland, Malaysia (photographs)  RSAA/M/249  [1930]

14 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
14 glass slides, taken by C Strickland, showing people and views of Malaysia.

Kashmir (photographs)  RSAA/M/250  n.d.

2 glass slides

Plate size: 3¼ x 3¼" (English lantern).

Conditions of access: Access is restricted to the copy prints.

Contents:
2 x b/w glass slides, showing: (1) woman pounding rice; (2) two hillmen or Pathans. Copy negatives and low contrast 'postcard' prints made.

Arthur Brett at Ctesiphon Arch  RSAA/M/251  2004

1 file

Image measures 195 x 240mm.

Contents:
A copy of a colour-tinted photograph (copy made 2004), showing six soldiers in a group pose (four standing, two seated on the ground), in front of the Ctesiphon Arch, Iraq. The photograph caption at its base dates the original photograph as c. 1915.
Caption text: "Arthur Brett c 1915 nr Bahgdad [sic], Iraq. During WWI this was the furthest point reached by British Forces moving into Turkish Ottoman territory. On 21.11.15 the Turks defeated the British in a battle led by Major General Charles Townsend. It was possibly here that A[rthur] B[rett] became a Turkish prisoner. He eventually escaped and returned to the British lines."
Note: the original photograph is the property of Mrs N Brett (Member of RSAA and daughter-in-law of Arthur Brett), who made the original temporarily available to the RSAA for copying. Mrs Brett advised that the soldier seated on the ground with the small dog is Arthur Brett.

Natsuko Oka, et al, "The Nationalities Question in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan"  RSAA/M/252  2002

1 file

159 pages.

Contents:
"The Nationalities Question in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan" by Nurbulat Masanov, Erlan Karin, Andrei Chebotarev, and Natsuko Oka. Middle Eastern Studies Series No. 51 (Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization).

Maynard Willoughby Colchester-Wemyss, "Wartime Letters of a Westbury Squire"  RSAA/M/253  1992

1 file

A4, spiral-bound, 66 pages.

Contents:
Letters (1914-1918) from Maynard Willoughby Colchester-Wemyss, of Westbury-on-Severn, to H M King Vajiravudh of Siam, edited by Barbara Owen, from the archives of the Gloucestershire Record Office. Privately produced (A4, spiral-bound, 66 pages), with an introduction by Owen. Presented to the RSAA by Owen in 1994

Alfred Cotterell Tupp, Preface to The Indian Civil Service and the Competitive System  RSAA/M/254  c 2000

1 file

3 A4 sheets.

Contents:
Photocopy of the title-page, Preface, and the first Contents page to Alfred Cotterell Tupp, The Indian Civil Service and the Competitive System (1876). Three A4 sheets.

Paul Harris (two photographs, Siberia)  RSAA/M/255  1992-1993

1 file

Two b/w photographs, measuring 210 x 300mm and 250 x 200mm.

Contents:
Two b/w photographs by Paul Harris. (1) Itel'men dancer, Kovran, Kamchatka, Siberia (1992). (2) Koryak herders lassoing reindeer, Tigilsky district, Kamchatka, Siberia (1993). Presented to the archive by Robin Hanbury Tennison.

Jim Perrin, "Where eagles - and wrinklies - dare"  RSAA/M/256  2000

1 file

1 large newspaper sheet.

Contents:
Newspaper article, with photographs (Telegraph, 12 February, 2000) on the Celestial Mountains of Kazakhstan).

W P Cooper, "Baltistan Trip" (sketchbook)  RSAA/M/257  1925-1927

1 file

1 sketchbook.

Contents:
Sketchbook of W P Cooper, containing several watercolour sketches, most dated 1925. Purchased at auction by Hugh Leach, Crewkerne, 1995, and donated to the RSAA (see pencil note to title-page).

Letter: Wyman Bury to Mr Houston  RSAA/M/258  1916-2005

1 file

3 sheets, plus envelope, plus sheet noting discovery,

Contents:
A typed copy (original lost) of a letter from G W[yman] Bury to Mr Houston, writtten from 4 Sharia Manakh, Cairo, 29 July, 1916. With envelope as posted to the Central Asian Society, receipt by the Society acknowledged in Journal of the Central Asian Society, Vol XIV (1927), p.102. (The typed copy of the letter was discovered in a volume in RSAA Library in 2005 - see sheet with note in file.)

Field Marshall Lord Roberts to Mrs Skerrow (letter)  RSAA/M/259  1886

1 file

1 sheet.

Contents:
Letter (10 January, 1886) from Field Marshall Lord Roberts to Mrs Skerrow, from Head Quarters Camp, Delhi. The letter refers to Mrs Skerrow's interest in "the Central Asia question" and offers to send confidential papers Roberts had written on the subject in 1883 and 1885. Donated to the RSAA archive by Dr Mikhail Baskhanov in 2005.

Correspondence of L H Baxter relating to his travels in Afghanistan  RSAA/M/260  1995

Contents:
Acount by L H Baxter of his trip from Meshed to Kabul via Herat in 1963; a botanical expedition to the Wakhan, Afghanistan, with Admiral Paul Furse and Furse's wife, Polly, in 1966; an expedition from Dasht-i-Rewrat on the Panjshir, through the Anjuman Pass to Jurm and back.
With related correspondence between Felicity Baxter and the Society, Jan 1995.

Copy of "Report on Gold Prospecting Expedition to Siberia, Mongolia and China, January 1897 - August 1897" by John Scarvell Cape  RSAA/M/261  Jan - Aug 1897

1 file

Source of acquisition: Acquired from Mr Donald Cape of Wonersh, in September 1987


Contents:
Report on the expedition from the mines of the Nickolsk Company on the Isinsoul River, over the frontier with China through the Main Sayanski mountain range as far as the Titzeragang Karaal and south to the West shore of Lake Ubsa. Having crossed the Tannu mountains and leaving Lake Kara Usu to the East, the expedition crossed the Kolzeen Mountains to Kobdo and proceeded to the Ulandaba Pass, Mungdai Pass and southern side of Altai Mountains.
Description of the terrain and minerals encountered. A prospect of gold was eventually obtained in the Kaiertes River before the expedition returned via Tulta, the Koksoon Hills and Zaesanski Post.

Photographs of Francis Shadirach Small  RSAA/M/262  c1914-1918

1 file

Archival history:
The photographs have been labelled on the reverse by Francis Shadirach Small.

Source of acquisition: The photographs were transferred to the Society in October 2006 by Mrs Stephen Chan, wife of Dr Chan, Member of Council.


Administrative history:
Francis Shadirach [?Shadrach] Small (1898-1954) volunteered for military service in the UK at the beginning of the First World War, falsifying his age in order to enrol. He is believed to have been a member of the Buffs and served in India for the majority of the War, as well perhaps as in Mesopotamia. He served in the military in the Second World War but did not see active service. As a civilian Small trained as a dental technician but went into the building trade.

Contents:
The photographs taken during military service in India during the First World War.

Report on the Tapu Department for the year, 1919  RSAA/M/263  1920

1 pamphlet

fragile; brittle sellotape

Contents:
Contains:
Report on the Tapu Department for the year, 1919, by Lt-Col. E. B. Howell, Revenue Secretary (pp.1-2)
Report by Captain G F Royds, Director of Tapu (pp.3-4)
Report by the Officer in Charge of the Tapu Department in the Basrah Wilayat, Muhammed Shafi (pp.5-7)

number not used  RSAA/M/264  [n.d.]

Letter form [Sir] Ronald Storrs of Pebmarsh, [Essex], and Miss M Noel Kennedy, Secretary to the Society.  RSAA/M/265  Nov 1944

2 letters


Related information: The original copy of this letter has been pasted onto the inside cover of the Society's copy of Storr's "Orientations" (London, 1937)

Contents:
Written on the occasion of Miss Kennedy's retirement (2 photocopies).

Draft articles by H L Maj-Gen Haughton  RSAA/M/266  [n.d.]

1 file

Source of acquisition: Given to the Society by Edwards Casey of Ludlow, Shropshire, May 2003, who met Major-General Haughton in Cyprus in 1948.



Related information: For five photographs taken by Haughton in Kashmir, c1910, see RSAA/M/222; for slides used to illustrate "Cyprus Since the War", a lecture given to the Society in March 1953, see RSAA/L/10; for an obituary see the "Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society" XLII (1955), pp. 212-3.

Administrative history:
Major-General H L Haughton served with the 29th Sikhs and was the first contributor to the Society's Archives, donating a Chinese currency note of the reign of the Emperor Hung-Wu in 1921 [Leach and Farrington "Strolling about on the Roof of the World", p.125].

Contents:
Four typescript articles by Haughton, as follows:
1) "Memories, Imagination and a Camera" - appears to have been written as a introduction to the volume Haughton intended to publish or as an introduction to his photograph collection.
2) "Gleanings from a Frontier Harvest: Chapter 2: Kashmir"
3) "Gleanings from a Frontier Harvest: Chapter 3: Dardistan"
4) "On the Road" (reminiscences of Haughton concerning characters he met in Afghanistan and Pakistan) followed by "Some Impressions of Cyprus" (notes on the history of Cyprus and prominent Cypriots). This section is labelled, "Fragments".
It is not clear exactly how the four sections are related. The first is possibly the draft introduction to the following two articles but the last seems less obviously linked.

"A Short Trot Through the Hindu Kush".  RSAA/M/267  2 Jan 1972

1 file


Related information: For a paper by Gardner proposing an expedition to Afghanistan, 30 Jan 1972, see RSAA/M/268

Contents:
Article from "The Travel Observer" by Nicholas Gardner

Paper by Nicholas Gardner of Mansfield College, Oxford, proposing an expedition to Afghanistan  RSAA/M/268  30 Jan 1972

1 file


Related information: For a cutting from the "The Travel Observer" of 2 Janary 1972 by Gardner on a previous expedition through the Hindu Kush, see RSAA/M/267

Contents:
Proposed exploration of the possible site of Firuzkuh and its link with the Minaret of Jam [Djam] and carvings in the area of the upper reaches of the Murghab River, mentioned by J P Ferrier in the account of his Caravan Journeys.
Includes sketch maps of North-Western Afghanistan and the Hindu Kush, marking Gardner's proposed and previous trips, and appendices on proposals to visit monuments in Nuristan and a trip from Bamyam to Maimena.

Correspondence between Guy Pemberton of Merton College, Oxford, to Mrs [Marinel] FitzSimons, Secretary to the Society  RSAA/M/269  Oct 1973

2 letters


Related information: For correspondence between George Eccles and the Society, see RSAA/M/270

Contents:
Account of a trip made by Pemberton and George Eccles to the Middle East and Central Asia; enquiries after André Singer and concerning the timing of the Society's lectures.

Correspondence between George Eccles of Newcastle to Miss [Marinel] FitzSimons, Secretary to the Society  RSAA/M/270  Oct 1973

2 letters


Related information: For letter concerning the trip to Afghanistan and the Middle East, see RSAA/M/269

Contents:
Enquiry concerning life membership of the Society; recommendations of books on Tibet; mention of trip to Afghanistan and the Middle East.

"The 'Syrian Brilliant Teaching'" by David Wilmshurst  RSAA/M/271  1990

1 article

Contents:
Photocopy of an article from the 'Journal of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society', vol 30, 1990, concerning the Nestorian Church in China, particularly relating to Adam, Nestorian metropolitan of China in the 780s, and his translations.

Copy of "Den visionære Lawrence of Arabia" (The Visionary Lawrence of Arabia) by Heidi Amsinck, Aarhus, Denmark  RSAA/M/272  15 Oct 2005

1 article

Contents:
Photocopy of Danish newspapaer article, with translation.

Biography of Col John Shakespear (1861-)  RSAA/M/273  [n.d.]

1 A4 sheet

Contents:
Extracted from the 'Distinguished Service Order, Naval and Military Press Vol II' (Naval and Military Press) by Merilyn Hywel-Jones.

Photograph of dwellings, possibly in the North Afghanistan / Pakistan border region  RSAA/M/274  20th century

1 photograph

Contents:
unidentified photographer

Copy illustration of a ? fictitious or intended mausoleum  RSAA/M/275  20th century

1 plate

Contents:
Endorsed: 'Original Mausoleum'. The backdrop is of a classical landscape with the mausoleum overlooking a bay of the sea. It was possibly produced as a theatrical backdrop.

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