Ross, Sir Edward Denison (Professor of Persian and first Director of the School 1916-1938): gravestone of Sir Edward Denison Ross (died 20 September 1940) and Lady Ross (died 16 April 1940)

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Inscription in Arabic, with names and dates in English; English translation on back - above Sir Denison: 'When life comes to an end, what matter whether it be Baghdad or Balkh? When the cup of life is full, what matters whether it be sweet or bitter' from a quatrain of Omar Khayyam, and above Lady Ross: 'She was not only my friend, nay, the memorial of my life.'

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Ross: see Arnold and Shackle, 'SOAS Since the Sixties', pp.22-24, 26, 29, illustration between p. 12 and p. 13, illustration between p. 44 and p. 45; Phillips, 'School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1917-1967', pp.14, 18-20, 23, 28

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Personal papers held at SOAS Special Collections (PP MS 8)

See SOAS/SPA/1/19, SOAS/SPA/3/1, SOAS/SPA/3/2, SOAS/SPA/3/32, SOAS/SPA/4/26, SOAS/SPA/4/27, SOAS/SPA/4/28, SOAS/SPA/4/44, SOAS/SPA/4/57, SOAS/SPA/4/61, SOAS/SPA/67