Notebook containing notes on Tibetan vocabulary. Also some Latin notes and notes on events and people in China; grammar notes; English lists of words. In the back of the book is a partial journal of his time in Tibet - mostly the beginning of the journey and includes an entry about meeting the Dalai Lama "This day I saluted the Grand Lama!! Beautiful Youth. Face poetically affecting. Could have wept. Very happy to have seen him & his blessed smile. hope often to see him again". Large, half-calf notebook, warped, handwritten in pencil and ink.
Inserted into the notebook:
- Note to and from Thomas Beale concerning whether Beale was expecting the Hoopoo, handwritten, undated
- Vocabulary list
- 4 sheets of Chinese writing including two copies of a contract between Manning and Gao Hengxin for 1000 yuan, dated 20 January 1815
- "Recipe for [Hang yummtoy] or Almond Syrup", Letter from Sian Seng.