There is no material directly related to the conferment of the Medal. For this see Related Material. However there is a single letter from The Royal Society to Mrs M. Davis, Secretary of the Royal Asiatic Society, to explain the position of the Royal Society concerning the conferment of Gold Medals post war. Typed letter with printed letterhead, dated 24 February 1948.
1950 – Dr L.D. Barnett
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- ReferenceGB 891 RAS TGM/19
- Dates of Creation1948 - 1950
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Lionel David Barnett born in Liverpool and educated in Liverpool and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1899, he joined the British Museum as Assistant Keeper in the Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts. In 1908 he became Keeper, remaining in the post until his retirement in 1936. He was also Professor of Sanskrit at University College, London from 1906 to 1917, founding Lecturer in Sanskrit at the School of Oriental Studies (1917–1948), Lecturer in Ancient Indian History and Epigraphy (1922–1948), and Librarian of the School (1940–1947). In 1948, at the age of 77, he rejoined the British Museum, which was desperately short of staff, as an Assistant Keeper, remaining there until his death.