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    Three Roads to Urga, circa 1920's [typescript]
     
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    Three Roads to Urga, circa 1920's [typescript]
    Phy. Description: 
    1 item (75 pages of typescript)
    79 silver prints : black and white
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    Summary: 
    Detailed account, probably by an American trader of ponies, recalling his years of travel to and in Outer Mongolia along three caravan 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.
    Organization: 
    Organized in the original manner by the creator.
    Provenance: 
    Donated by Silvio A. Bedini, 1996
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    Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Mongolia
    Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
    Mongolia Mongolia Urga (Ulaanbaatar)
    Form / Genre: 
    Travel diaries
    Travel diaries
    Prints
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, 1050 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20013-7012
    Local Number: 
    FSA A1996.02
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