1937 - Desmond Patrick Costello

Scope and Content

The series contains administrative material, correspondence with and concerning the prize winners, a copy of the first prize essay, and newspaper cuttings.


The material was divided thus:

  • RAS UPE/6/1 - Administrative Correspondence
  • RAS UPE/6/2 - Correspondence with Prizewinners
  • RAS UPE/6/3 - Essay
  • RAS UPE/6/4 - Newspaper Cuttings

Related Material

The Council Minutes for 14th January 1937, record the selection of the titles for the Universities Prize Essay. In the Minutes of 11 February 1937, it was recorded that students from universities within the British Empire should be allowed to compete. In the Minutes for 14 October 1937, it was recorded that seven essays had been received and forwarded to the Committee, and in the Minutes for 11 November 1937, it was resolved that the prize should be awarded to Mr. D.P. Costello of Trinity College, Cambridge and a special second prize to Mr. John Bowman of Glasgow University.
In the Report of the Anniversary General Meeting in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 1938 (3), p. 473, the result of the competition were reported.