In 1940, Sir Basil John Gould attended the installation ceremonies of the 14th @DalaiLama in Lhasa, Tibet. Gould brought a gift of a Meccano set for the young Tenzin Gyatso who was five years old at the time. Sir Basil John Gould, CMG, CIE was a British Political Officer in Sikkim, Bhutan, and Tibet from 1935 to 1945.


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