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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Major Henry Hugh Peter Deasy

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Other: Henry Hugh Peter Deasy 
Dates:  1866, 29 July - 1947, 24 January
Born:  Ireland, Dublin
Died:  Ireland?
 
  

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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

 
Amateur, Tibet, Central Asia
2nd son of Rt. Hon. Rickard Deasy, Lord Justice of Appeal (Ireland). Educated Bournemouth ahd Dublin; gazetted to 16th Lancers 1888; resigned commission 1897; commenced exploration in Western Tibet 1896; awarded Founders’ Gold Medal of Royal Geographical Society for exploration and survey work in Central Asia during two expeditions lasting three years (see publications); created world record in 1903 by driving from Caux to Rochers de Naye in Switzerland; married 1901, Dolores, daughter of Colonel J. F. Hickie of Slevoyre, Co. Tipperary; one son, one daughter; address, Choc Na Faire, Carrigahorig, via Birre, Eire.[1]
 
Twenty views taken in Kashmir by Deasy presented to the Royal Geographical Society in 1893.[2] Another collection of views, taken in the Pamirs and Turkestan by Deasy and A. Pike in 1896-99, was presented to the Royal Geographical Society in 1900. [3]
 
Publications: In Tibet and Chinese Turkestan. Being the record of three years’ exploration (London, 1901). 
  
 
  

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  1. Λ Who was Who, 1941-50
      
  2. Λ Royal Geographical Society proceedings, Jul-Dec 1893, p.576. 
      
  3. Λ Royal Geographical Society proceedings, Jan-Jun 1900, p.562 
      
 
  

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