A set of 50 photographs and associated handwritten descriptive notes, acquired from the Imperial Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg. The complete notes, "1904 View of Great Tibet", are available at: http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/u?/tibet,94
Depung monastery [De-Pung, De-p’ung, Debang, Brebung, or Brasbung]. [Z.] A general view of that the most populous monastery in Tibet called in Rockhill’s Tibet p. 265, footnote (2) Drabung or Dabung, also Brebung on the Plan of Lhasa. To the right is the mountain Gapal ri [Gambo Utse].
"The most powerful and populous of all the monasteries in Tibet, founded and named after the Indian Tantrik monastery of 'The rice-heap' (Sri-Dhanya Kataka) in Kalinga and identified with Kalacakra doctrine. It is situated about three miles wet of Lhasa, and contains nominally 7,000 monks." (pp.268-269)
Waddell, L.A. (1899). The Buddhism of Tibet or Lamaism. London: Luzac & Co. Available through Google Books at: http://books.google.com/books?id=V-DJFl8VBhEC&pg=RA1-PR7&d