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The Royal Asiatic Society was founded in 1823 by the eminent Sanskrit scholar Henry Colebrooke and other individuals interested in Asian studies. It received its Royal Charter from King George IV in 1824 'for the investigation of subjects connected with and for the encouragement of science, literature and the arts in relation to Asia'.
Throughout its history, the RAS has been central to the development of Oriental studies and academic exchange between East and West. This is reflected in its extensive holdings of both the Society’s own archives and the personal papers of some of its eminent fellows, which contain important documents relating to early Oriental research and discoveries by Western scholars. These are held alongside books and journals relating to a wide variety of Asian subjects, manuscripts including many in Persian, Arabic, Pali, Sanskrit, Malay, and Javanese, and a collection of photographs and artworks by both Asian and European artists.
The cataloguing of the archival collection is in process. Therefore new entries will be added to the Hub on a continuing basis. If researchers require more information, then please contact.
Telephone: +44(0) 20 7391 9424
Fax: +44(0) 20 7391 9429
Address: Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London, Nw1 2HD