This series consists of a newspaper cutting concerning the conferment of the Medal, and a rubbing of the reverse side of the Medal. Please see Related Material for further details concerning the conferment of the Medal.
1909 – Sir G.A. Grierson
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- ReferenceGB 891 RAS TGM/6
- Dates of Creation1909
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
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George Abraham Grierson was born in 1851 in County Dublin. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin, as a mathematics student, but where he also first developed an interest for oriental languages. He studied Sanskrit and Hindustani before leaving for the Bombay Presidency in 1873. He was appointed Superintendent of the newly formed Linguistic Survey of India in 1898, which took 30 years to complete. Grierson was a prodigious author writing many publications on India and its languages. He died in Camberley, Surrey, in 1941.