The Papers of Major J. Stuart King

Scope and Content

A set of handwritten notes concerning inscriptions. They are titled:

  • The Naqbu-i-Hajar Inscription with commentary
  • The Hisn Ghurāb Inscription
  • Nouvelles Études sur L'Epigraphie du Yemen par MM Joseph et Hartwig Derenbourg
  • Minoean B.M. 92 Glaser 284
  • Comparative Alphabet

Administrative / Biographical History

J. Stuart King was an Army officer, rising to the position of Major. He served as British Agent and Vice-Consul at Zeila, Somaliland from 1884-1886, and was interested in some elements of Somali language and culture on which he wrote letters to the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society on occasion in the following years.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

It is unknown when the material came into the Society.

Archivist's Note

This material was catalogued by Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist, in 2019.

Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

It is unknown how the material passed from J.Stuart King to reach the Royal Asiatic Society.

Related Material

Major J. Stuart King wrote several letters which were published in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. These can be found:

  • JRAS 1898, April, pp.370-373
  • JRAS 1903, October, pp.823-824
  • JRAS 1905, April, pp.356-357

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