Royal Asiatic Society: 160th Anniversary Celebrations

Scope and Content

In 1983 the Royal Asiatic Society celebrated its 160th Anniversary with a lecture, concert and Vin d'honnuer. There is a small amount of publicity material and correspondence related to this celebration.


The material was divided into two series for the publicity material and for correspondence.

Access Information

Open. Please contact the archivist using the email address given here. The archive is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10-5, and Thursdays 2-5. Access is to any researcher without appointment but it will help if an appointment is made via phone or email. Please bring photo ID.

Acquisition Information

As part of the institutional records, they have always been part of the Society's possessions.

Archivist's Note

This material was catalogued by Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist, in 2019.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography (without flash) for research purposes may be permitted upon completion of a copyright declaration form, and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Custodial History

These form part of the institutional records of the Royal Asiatic Society.

Related Material

The Council (RAS GOV1) and General Meeting (RAS LEC1) Minutes may hold further information concerning the Anniversary. The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1984) has a paragraph concerning the celebrations within the Report for the Anniversary General Meeting.