This volume contains copies of, or extracts from, letters sent to the Royal Asiatic Society between 1846 and 1852. They are written into a leather-bound volume with the title 'Extracts' on its front cover. Besides the letters which cover 93 pages, there are subsequently some rough pencil notes and a diagram in a different hand (possibly a child's) followed by blank pages and an index at the end of the manuscript.
Royal Asiatic Society Governance: Correspondence Volume Two
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- ReferenceGB 891 RAS GOV7
- Dates of Creation1846 - 1852
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 bound volume handwritten
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 material was catalogued according to its order in the volume.
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This material was catalogued in 2023 by Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist.
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