1998 - Professor Simon Everard Digby

Scope and Content

This series contains only correspondence regarding the conferment of the Burton Memorial Medal on Simon Digby.

Administrative / Biographical History

Simon Everard Digby was born in India in 1932 and was educated at Stowe School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He travelled in India and Pakistan before returning to England to complete a PhD at the School of Oriental and Africa Studies. He returned to India in 1961-1962 and continued to make trips to India throughout his life. He was Honorary Librarian of the Royal Asiatic Society from 1968-1984. In 1972 he was appointed to a post in the Department of Eastern Art of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. He also taught and examined post-graduate students at SOAS. He died in Delhi in 2010 from pancreatic cancer.


There is only correspondence within this series so it was kept as a single series.

Related Material

The Minutes of the Council Meeting may provide additional details of the award to Professor Simon Everard Digby. The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 2000, pp. 446, 448, 451, mention the award of the Burton Memorial Medal to Simon Digby and the lecture he delivered, as part of the Report for the Anniversary General Meeting.

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