The Asiatic Society's Gold Medal

Scope and Content

Newspaper cutting from the Madras Weekly Mail for 25 October 1900, with article entitled "The Asiatic Society's Gold Medal" in which it is reported about how the medal was founded to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. It reports that a considerable sum of money has been raised by the Madras Presidency and names contributors and donations. It is reported that their contribution will enable the award to become an annual event.
This money was in fact use to set up and fund The Public Schools Gold Medal which in turn became the Universities Prize Essay Fund.The Gold Medal remained as a triennial award.