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Description of the Mongols


This manuscript containsremarks on the Khalkha Mongols made by Dr. John Harry during his stay in Urga in January 1806. There is no title on the original document and its beginning is missing. This is a fair copy with few corrections in the text. The first fragment is devoted to political history and geography, while the second focuses on Mongol religion. The spelling of Mongol names and terms is often confusing, since it does not correspond with the transliteration systems that are accepted in scholarly literature.

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Journal of an overland voyage from Petersburg to Peking


This manuscript is presumable a fair copy of Dr. John Harry's diary with the descriptuion of his voyage from St. Petersburg to Peking. The page numbers do not correspond with the original flow of the text, therefore they are re-arranged in chronological order. Transcript for each page are provided. The manuscript includes descriptions and details that are missing from the draft diary of Dr. Harry.


Remarks during a journey from Petersburg to Peking

The manuscript is a diary and travel notes of Dr. John Harry completed during his journey from St. Petersburg to Peking in the Embassy to China headed by Count Yuri Golovkin in 1805-1806. The pages are arranged in chronological order. Notes related to 1806 are places at the end. They were made when Harry was returning to St. Petersburg from Siberia. Transcript for each page is provided.


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Remarks on Hospitals and Lazarets in the Russian Empire

The manuscript is a report compiled by Dr. John Harry during his travel to Siberia in the Embassy of Count Golovkin. It concerns the state of health care and medical institutions in the Russian Empire. There is no title on the original document. Transcript for each page is provided.

On John Harry's mission, see the article published in the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History.

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