The Papers consist of five typed article and chapter drafts.
Papers of Hugh George Rawlinson
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- ReferenceGB 891 HGR
- Dates of Creation[1915 - 1948]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description5 folders
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Administrative / Biographical History
Hugh George Rawlinson was born in Middlesborough in 1880 and went, as a scholar, to Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He graduated with a First Class degree in the Classics Tripos and gained the Hare University Prize. In 1903 he joined the Education Service of the Government of Ceylon and in 1908 moved to the Indian Education Service. He became Principal of the Karnatak College in Dharwar and later, Principal of Deccan College in Poona, where he stayed until his retirement in 1933.
Rawlinson was a prolific writer about Indian history and related themes and also acted as editor for several volumes. On his return to England he lectured in Classics at Birkbeck College, London. He was a Member of the Royal Asiatic Society from 1944-1954 and wrote an article, "Indian Influences on Western Culture" (JRAS 1947, pp.142-150) for the Journal of the Society. He died, in London, on 8 June 1857.
The manuscript drafts were arranged alphabetically.
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It is unknown how this material came to be in the possession of the Royal Asiatic Society.
The Papers were catalogued by Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist, in 2018.
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