This month's feature: The Archive of Thomas Manning, the First Englishman to Lhasa, Tibet

Portrait of Thomas Manning: Oil-on-canvas, c.1805 (RAS Head Catalogue 01.006). Image courtesy of and © Royal Asiatic Society

Englishman Thomas Manning entered Tibet in 1811 and was allowed into the presence of the 9th Dalai Lama. A cache of Manning’s papers were discovered in 2014 and acquired by the Royal Asiatic Society. (Portrait of Thomas Manning, Copyright: Royal Asiatic Society). Find out more...


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