These papers were collated in the interaction of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society with the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 891 RAS ALL6
- Dates of Creation1962 - 1997
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 archival folder
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Malaysian Branch was founded at the Raffles Library, Singapore, in November 1877, as the Straits Asiatic Society. It applied for incorporation with the Royal Asiatic Society which was enacted the following year when it was renamed as the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. In 1964, it became the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. The Journal has been published since 1878.
The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland was founded by the eminent Sanskrit scholar Sir Henry Thomas Colebrooke on the 15th March 1823. It received its Royal Charter from King George IV on the 11th August 1824 'for the investigation of subjects connected with and for the encouragement of science, literature and the arts in relation to Asia'. It continues as a forum for those who are interested in the languages, cultures and history of Asia to meet and exchange ideas.
The material was arranged chronologically.
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The material is part of the institutional records of the Society from its dealings with other organisations.
The material was catalogued by Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist, in 2019.
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These papers were sent and received by the Royal Asiatic Society in the course of its business.