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  East Turkestan collection in Sweden

From: Uyghurs@aol.com / Sender:DILNUR"    dilnur@telia.com
                        In the National Archives in Stockholm there is a collection called "Ostturkestansamlingen" - the East Turkestan collection - gathered by the late Samuel Franne. It contains almost 8 800 photographs, texts, diaries of Swedes who worked in East Turkestan from the period of 1892  till 1938.
To make it easier to find the picture you want they are in159 different boxes. For every box there is a description of the content and how many pictures there are in that box. There is a list in Swedish and I will give you some examples. Let=92s start with the boxes with photos of  Uyghur culture in the beginning of the 20th Century. According to Ambassador Gunnar Jarring the boxes 142a =96 145 are the most valuable in the whole collection.=20  Box 142a Travel in ET 183 pictures  Box 142b Bridges and camels 81 p.  Box 143 Water and irrigation 68 p.  Box 144 Construction of houses 184 p  Box 145 Handicraft and small industries 297 p  Box 146 Peoples Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz etc 278 pictures.  Box 147 Festivals 102p.
Box 148 Military men 98p  Box 149 Islam 48p  Box 4 The East Turkestan Mission=92s caravan roads with maps. Both  Swedish and foreign literature concerning the Silk road.  Box 5-46 Journeys to and from East Turkestan 1894- 1938. Different caravan roads are used through Russia, Leh or Gilgit 2137pictures. Box 12 In this box there is also a Swedish book written by Palmberg  "Over Pamir och Himalaya", describing the difficult and dangerous journeys over the Pamir mountain and the Himalayas.  Box 50-93 One box for every Swedish family that went to East Turkestan to work there. Mostly pictures but also some letters, diaries and books. Box 82 Carl Persson one of the missionaries was interested in the plants in ET and in this box should be an ET flora. Box 83b Gustaf Raquette was very interested in the Uyghur language. Dictionary, English and Turkish + Eastern Turki Grammar I and II, 1912 + part III Vocabulary + Grammatica Kashgar 1935.  Box 94-98 Some Uyghurs from that time have their own boxes.  Box 94 The Uyghur Jacob Stephen and his book " Flykting f=F6r Kristi skull", where he tells about his childhood in ET and why he became "a refugee for Christ". Box 97 Kader Affendi Box 101 Ambassador Gunnar Jarring visited ET 1929-30 and 1978.  Box 120-125 Kashgar 634 pictures.  Box 124 Medical treatment.
Box 125 The printing press in Kashgar. Some books for example: "Prints in  Kashgar" by Gunnar Jarring, a description of everything that was printed on the printing press in Kashgar. A schoolbook in Natural Sciences printed 1935 including "The Ornithology of Eastern Turkestan".=20
Box 126-132 Yarkend 913 pictures=20
Box 130 Medical treatment. Box 131 The boys' home in Yarkend. Box 132 The girls' home in Yarkend.  Box 133-136 Hancheng 525 p  Box 136 The school and sports.  Box 137 Jengi Hessar 138 pictures. This is only a short introduction, not the complete list.  

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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