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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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