Institution and Governance of the Fund

Scope and Content

The material includes foundation and rules; early draft statements; specimen diplomas and certificate; correspondence; and a photocopy of an article by John Hansman concerning the emblems and medals of the Society.


The material was arranged into sub-series thus:

  • RAS UPE/1/1 - Foundation and Rules
  • RAS UPE/1/2 - Early Drafts and Statements
  • RAS UPE/1/3 - Specimen Diplomas and Certificate
  • RAS UPE/1/4 - Correspondence
  • RAS UPE/1/5 - Emblems, Medals and Medallists of the Royal Asiatic Society

Related Material

The Minutes of the Council (1931-32) and the Report of the Anniversary General Meeting in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1932), pp. 737-8 contain information concerning the beginnings of the Prize Essay.

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