Correspondence

Scope and Content

Correspondence concerned with the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch. These are:

  • Correspondence concerning the re-establishing of the Korea Branch from Margaret Medley, Courtauld Institute; Dugald Malcolm, British Legation, Seoul; and Royal Asiatic Society. Three letters, handwritten and typed, dated 13 March -7 April 1956.
  • Letter from Colonel A.E.E. Mercer, Corresponding Member, Korea Branch, to Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, to inform that Volume XXXIII of the Transactions of the Korea Branch was in the hands of the printers, and asking for advise concerning institutions that might be interested in subscribing to the publication. Typed, dated 22 May 1957.
  • Letter from Colonel A.E.E. Mercer, Corresponding Secretary, Korea Branch, to Mrs Davis, Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, to ask for information concerning the Royal Asiatic Society and its branches. He also asks for confirmation of the foundation of the Korea Branch from the records of the Royal Asiatic Society. Typed, dated 11 July 1959.
  • Correspondence between Dr M.E. Pike, Corresponding Secretary, Korea Branch, and Dr D.M. Lang, Honorary Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, concerning the award of the Ta San cultural award to the Korea Branch. Two letters, typed, dated 30 December 1963-8 January 1964.
  • Letter from Rodger J Eddy, Treasurer, Korea Branch, to Royal Asiatic Society to send an outstanding payment and to inform of a new publication and of the latest version of the Transactions. Typed, dated 20 January 1968.
  • Correspondence between Yu. E. Borshchevsky, Librarian, Library of the Institute of the Peoples of Asia, Leningrad, and Miss Crawford, Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, concerning obtaining Transactions of the Korea Branch. Two letters, typed, dated 23 August-18 September 1968.
  • Letter from Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, to Secretary, Korea Branch, to congratulate regarding the new publication series and to inquire regarding the latest volume of the Transactions. Typed, dated 21 January 1969.
  • Correspondence between Mr S. Sakai, Yushodo Booksellers Ltd, Japan, and the Royal Asiatic Society, concerning obtaining Transactions of the Korea Branch. Two letters, typed, dated 6 March-25 March 1969.
  • Letter from Geoffrey Bownas, Centre of Japanese Studies, University of Sheffield, to Professor Charles Beckingham, Royal Asiatic Society, regarding Bownas' visit and lecture at the Korea Branch. Typed, dated 29 May 1969.
  • Minutes of the Council, Korea Branch Royal Asiatic Society, for 22 October 1969 and 19 November 1969.
  • Correspondence between C.G.A. Clay and Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, concerning Clay's forthcoming visit to Korea and the contact details for the Korean Branch. Two letters, handwritten and typed, dated 4 April-10 April 1970.
  • Note to inform that Mr N.C.C. Trench, British Ambassador to Korea and Council Member of Korea Branch, will be coming to Royal Asiatic Society that Friday. Typed, dated 18 June 1970.
  • Correspondence between Dulcie J. Penfold, Librarian, National Library of Australia, and Miss Crawford, Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, concerning obtaining "The Birds of Korea" by M.E.J. Gore and Won Pyong-Oh, illustrated by Judy North. Two letters, typed, dated 21 March-8 April 1971.
  • Correspondence between The Editors, Archiv Orientaini, Prague, and the Royal Asiatic Society, concerning obtaining Transactions of the Korea Branch. Two letters, typed, dated 27 May-1 June 1971.
  • Christmas Card from the Korea Branch.
  • Notifications from the Korea Branch of the Reprint of The Passing of Korea and a new book of poetry by James Wade; and of the Calendar of Society Activities.
  • Letter from J.S. Kim, Korea Branch, to Nigel C.C. Trench, Ambassador, thanking for his help with the Korea Branch, informing him of constitutional reform and asking for his help in creating links with the Royal Asiatic Society. Typed, dated 3 July 1972.
  • Correspondence between Pierre Landy, President, Korea Branch, and B.W. Robinson, President, Royal Asiatic Society, on the occasion of the Royal Asiatic Society's 150th anniversary. Two letters, typed, dated 25 January-22 February 1973.
  • Correspondence between Olive Nordskog, Librarian, Iowa State Library, and Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society concerning the Transactions of the Korea Branch and the North China Branch, Two letters, typed, dated 18 January-4 February 1974.
  • Message from Marjorie Neil, Corresponding Secretary, Korea Branch to inform of the elected officers of the Korea Branch at the annual general meeting of 23 January 1974.
  • Correspondence regarding a student visit to Korea from St Aidan's College, Durham. Four letters, typed and handwritten, dated 16 November-30 November 1977.
  • Correspondence concerning the status of the constitution and temporary privileges afforded to members of the other Society.Twelve letters, typed and handwritten, dated December 1980-15 July 1982.
  • Correspondence between Patricia Rogers, Secretary, Korea Branch, and Lydia Wright, Membership Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, concerning Rogers wishing to write an article about the branches of the Society. Two letters, typed, dated 3-29 March 1987.
  • Letter from Samuel H. Kidder, President, Korea Branch, to Royal Asiatic Society, to inform of the forthcoming visit of Mrs Gertrude Ferrar, from the Korea Branch, to London. Typed, dated 29 April 1994.
  • Correspondence between D.W. MacDowall, President, Royal Asiatic Society, and Samuel H. Kidder and Gertrude Ferrar, Korea Branch, concerning copies of entries in the Minutes of the Royal Asiatic Society concerning the Korea Branch. Three letters, plus 5 photographs, dated 11 May-7 September 1995.
  • Correspondence between Michael Pollock, Librarian, Royal Asiatic Society, and Matt Ferris and Sue Bae, Korea Branch, concerning publications of the Korea Branch. Three letters, typed, dated 7 January 1997-4 October 1999.