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Identifier: jamesgilmourofmo1892gilm
Title: James Gilmour of Mongolia : his diaries, letters and reports
Year: 1892 (1890s)
Authors: Gilmour, James, 1843-1891 Lovett, Richard
Subjects: Missions
Publisher: New York : Fleming H. Revell
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries

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e ; but nowwas my time to reason, and on the data they supplied Ireasoned thus : If I go south, no Mongol can be prevailedon to go with me, and so I am shut out from my work, andthat for an indefinite time. If I can get away north, thenI can go on with the language, and perhaps come downafter the smoke clears away, knowing Mongolian, andhaving lost no time. I felt a great aversion to travellingso far alone, and with such imperfect knowledge of thelanguage, but as I thought it over from day to day I wasmore and more convinced that to run the risk of having togo south would be to prove unfaithful to duty, and so Iconferred no longer with likings or dislikings, resolved togo should an opportunity offer, and in the meantimeworked away at Chinese. By-and-by a Russian merchant turned up ; he wasgoing to Kiachta, so I started with him. I could not gosooner, as it was not safe to travel in the country before theImperial edict was issued ; to wait longer was to run therisk of not going at all.

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English Miles.200 300 MAP ILLUSTRATING JAMES GILMOURS JOURNEYS ON THE GREATPLAIN OF MONGOLIA 5S CHAPTER III MONGOLIAN APPRENTICESHIP The name Mongolia denotes a vast and almost unknownterritory situated between China Proper and Siberia, con-stituting the largest dependency of the Chinese Empire.It stretches from the Sea of Japan on the east to Tur-kestan on the west, a distance of nearly 3,000 miles; andfrom the southern boundary of Asiatic Russia to theGreat Wall of China, a distance of about 900 miles. Itconsists of high tablelands, lifted up considerably abovethe level of Northern China, and is approached onlythrough rugged mountain passes. The central portionof this enormous area is called the Desert of Gobi. A kind of highway for the considerable commercialtraffic between China and Russia runs through the easterncentral part of Mongolia, leaving China at the frontier townof Kalgan, and touching Russia at the frontier town ofKiachta. Along this route during all but the wintermonth

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bookid:jamesgilmourofmo1892gilm bookyear:1892 bookdecade:1890 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Gilmour__James__1843_1891 bookauthor:Lovett__Richard booksubject:Missions bookpublisher:New_York___Fleming_H__Revell bookcontributor:University_of_Connecticut_Libraries booksponsor:Boston_Library_Consortium_Member_Libraries bookleafnumber:63 bookcollection:uconn_libraries bookcollection:blc bookcollection:americana

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