Correspondence and papers, 1920-1931, largely typescript, concerning the possible acquisition of Sir George Grierson's library on Oriental languages and culture by the School of Oriental Studies and other matters relating to the School; letters concerning Sir George's death, 1941.
Correspondence of Sir George Abraham Grierson
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 380622
- Dates of Creation1920-1941
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Administrative / Biographical History
The philologist Sir George Abraham Grierson (1851-1941) joined the Indian Civil Service in 1873 and was in charge of the Linguistic Survey of India from 1898. He was a Fellow of the British Academy and member of several Asiatic, Oriental and linguistic societies. His numerous publications on the languages of India included The Linguistic Survey of India.
Transferred from the School of Oriental and African Studies Library in 1988.