1960 - Keith Leslie Pratt

Scope and Content

There were no competitors in 1959-1960. Therefore the dates were changed for the competition to include the summer vacation. This later date led to the prize being decided in October 1960. For this 1960 Prize Essay competition there is the prizewinning essay: "The Trade of the Roman Empire with the East" by Keith Leslie Pratt from University College, Durham. Typed manuscript, 24 pages, With the essay is the verifying note from Pratt's tutor in Chinese.

Administrative / Biographical History

K.L. Pratt was a student of Durham University.

Related Material

The Minutes for the Council Meetings for 8 October 1959, record that Sir R.O. Winstedt and Prof. A.S. Tritton were appointed as examiners of the Competition. The Minutes for 13 October 1960 record that the winner was Mr K.L. Pratt from Durham University. In the report of the Anniversary Meeting in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1960, p.207, it was reported that no essay was submitted and therefore the time for submission for the essays had been delayed to follow the long vacation. In the report of the Anniversary Meeting in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1961, p.167, the subjects set for the Prize Essay were recorded and that the successful candidate was Mr. K.L. Pratt.

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