The Royal Asiatic Society bought 60 Queen's Gardens in 1988 and remained there until 2005. These papers include records concerning the purchase, upkeep, rental of rooms, and sale of property, and photographs.
Royal Asiatic Society Property: 60 Queen's Gardens
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- ReferenceGB 891 RAS PROP6
- Dates of Creation1987 - 2005
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 archival boxes
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 Society moved to the premises at the beginning of 1988 and remained there until 2005, when the premises were sold.
Open. Please contact the archivist using the email address given here. 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.
These are part of the institutional records of the Royal Asiatic Society which have been accumulated throughout its history.
These Papers 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 records are part of the Royal Asiatic Society's Institutional Records and therefore part of the historical records of the Society.