The Royal Asiatic Society is governed by a Council who attend regular meetings to discuss the Governance of the Society. These Papers are the signed minutes for these meetings.
Royal Asiatic Society Governance: Minutes of Council Meetings
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 891 RAS GOV1
- Dates of Creation1823 - ongoing
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description19 bound volumes + 1 archival box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
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 Minutes have been arranged chronologically. Most of them are housed within bound Minute books and therefore these have become the files of the fonds.
Conditions Governing Access
Mostly Open. The current twenty years minutes are closed for confidentiality reasons. Please contact the archivist. firstname.lastname@example.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.
As part of the institutional records, they have always been part of the Society's possessions.
These Minutes were catalogued by Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist, in 2019.
Conditions Governing Use
Digital photography (without flash) for research purposes may be permitted upon completion of a copyright declaration form, and with respect to current UK copyright law.
These form part of the institutional records of the Royal Asiatic Society.