Three Roads to Urga, [typescript]
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A1996.02
Dates:
circa 1920s
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Item
75 pages of typescript
79 Items
silver prints
black and white
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Detailed account recalling travel to and in Outer Mongolia along three routes that led to Urga (now Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia), with descriptions of the travel conditions, modes of transportation, trade practices, the Russian, Mongolian, and Chinese people of the region, an encounter with the "Andrews expedition" (likely the Central Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, 1922-1925, led by zoologist Roy Chapman Andrews), daily living, housing, customs, and festivals, and animals indigenous to the area. 79 silver prints were adhered to the text and depict the probable author, peoples encountered, transportation vehicles, housing, animals, places visited, and landscapes. The manuscript was previously owned by they note Asian art dealer A.W. Bahr (1877-1959).

Arrangement
Arrangement
Organized in the original manner by the creator.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A1996.02

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Donated by Silvio A. Bedini, 1996

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mongolia Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travel diaries Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travel diaries Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mongolia -- Mongolia -- Urga (Ulaanbaatar) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu
https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/archives/