Hindi Dictionary

Scope and Content

John Drew Bate's first edition of his Hindi Dictionary was published in 1875, titled, A Dictionary of the Hindee Language. A second edition was published in 1918. This collection contains both handwritten manuscripts and annotated printed manuscripts either for production of the second edition or work towards a further unprinted edition.

The material also contains some correspondence to Miss E E Bate regarding the possibility of a third edition of the Dictionary post John Drew Bate's death.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the archivist. nc@royalasiaticsociety.org The archive is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10-5, and Thursdays 2-5. Access is to any researcher without appointment but it will help if an appointment is made via phone or email. Please bring photo ID