Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Henry Ballantine papers, 1888

Henry Ballantine papers, 1888

This series is open for research.

0.25 linear feet; 0.25 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains one seventy-eight page mimeographed manuscript describing Henry Ballantine's trip to the Himalayas and Nepal. Ballantine details the terrain and weather of each location, as well as those accompanying him on the journey. He explains the definition and importance of select terms in the Indian language, information on the army, historical events, and clothing of indigenous people. Ballantine describes the gods worshipped by the Indians, along with ceremonies for visitors. A version of this document was later published in Harper's Magazine as "Nepaul, the Land of the Goorkhas."

This series is arranged in original order.

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Box 1 Folder 1 "A Trip to the Himalayas and the Land of Nepal and the Gurkas" , April 1888, 1 folder