Institution and Governance of the Public School Medal

Scope and Content

This series contains initial correspondence with donors; Declaration of Trust documents; Rules of the Medal; examples of the bookplate and Medal, and an offprint of an article from the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1984, pp.99-119, "The Emblems, Medals and Medallists of the Royal Asiatic Society" by John Hansman, which contains information pertinent to researchers of the Public School Medal.


The material was divided into sub-series and files thus:

  • RAS PGM/1/1 - Correspondence with donors
  • RAS PGM/1/2 - Declaration of Trust
  • RAS PGM/1/3 - Schedule of Rules
  • RAS PGM/1/4 - Bookplate
  • RAS PGM/1/5 - Public School Medal
  • RAS PGM/1/6 - Article on Medals

Related Material

The Council Minutes Books of the Royal Asiatic Society have decisions minuted regarding the institution of the Medal, the yearly establishment of a Committee to choose the essay titles and to judge the entrants, with subsequent conferment of each Medal and Book prizes. The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society also contains information in its "Proceedings of the Royal Asiatic Society"sections, particularly in the annual Report of the Annual General Meeting.

Personal Names