Papers of Hugh Richardson

Scope and Content

Papers of Hugh Richardson, dating from his period as head of the British and Indian Missions in Lhasa, 1936-40 and 1946-50, together with academic papers and correspondence, 1950-2000.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugh Richardson (1905-2001) was an Indian administrator and Tibetologist. See Who Was Who for details.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bequeathed to the Library. They were received in 2001.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A handlist to the collection is available in the Oriental Reading Room.

Geographical Names