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Name: Bell, Charles Alfred
Date of birth: 1870-10-31
Date of death: 1945-03-08
Biography: Diplomat and Tibetologist
Description: Charles Alfred Bell was born in Calcutta, India, on 31 October 1870 to Henry and Anne Bell. As one of six children he would eventually follow in his father's footsteps and take up a post in the Indian Civil Service (ICS). Bell first studied at Winche... more
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Name: Fernie, Jane
Date of birth: 1877-09-24
Date of death: 1971-09
Biography: Natural History and Asian art collector
Description: Jane Fernie lived at Raby Hall, Bromborough, on the Wirral, in the Northwest of England. She travelled extensively across Asia and also to South America (1934) and Africa (1927), where she collected taxidermy specimens and Asian objects, which she di... more
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Name: Shatra, Paljor Dorje
Date of birth: 1860
Date of death: 1919-01-02
Biography: Prime Minister of Tibet
Description: Paljor Dorje Shatra [dpal 'byor rdo rje bshad sgra] was head of the Shatra family and one of the Lönchens (Chief Ministers) of Tibet. He was born around 1860 into the Shang-ga family, but married into the Shatra family and took the name.

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