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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
Relationship: Collector

Name: Lungshar, Dorje Tsegyal
Date of birth: 1880
Date of death: 1938
Biography: Tibetan Official
Description: Lungshar Dorje Tsegyal born in 1880, was the son of a Major or Rupon in the Tibetan Army. He was plucked from obscurity in 1912 when, as a lowly 6th rank in the Accountant-General's Office at Lhasa, he was chosen by the Thirteenth Dalai Lama to take... more
Relationship: gifted by

Name: Palhese
Date of birth: 1873
Date of death: 1936
Biography: Tibetan aristocrat
Description: Dewan Bahadur Palha se Sonam Wangyal more commonly known as Kusho Palhese (c.1873 - c.1936) was Bell’s most trusted and consulted advisor. We see glimpses of Palhese in Bell’s writings, both in the acknowledgements in his books and more clearly in Be... more
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