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Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples$
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Nicholas Sims-Williams

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780197262856

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.001.0001

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Professor Sir Harold Bailey: An appreciation*

Professor Sir Harold Bailey: An appreciation*

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(p.285) Professor Sir Harold Bailey: An appreciation*
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Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples
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Ilya Gershevitch

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0013

This chapter details the life and career of Sir Harold Bailey. It also describes the contents of his library. Bailey joined the Ancient India and Iran Trust in order to secure a permanent home for his books, where they would serve no longer only himself as they had done in Southacre and in Queens' College, but also other scholars both during and after his lifetime. His is a library that eminently deserves preservation, since for the continuation of research on the lines evolved by him there is not to be found in the British Isles a compact study space more thoughtfully equipped. Dating back longest is the acquisition of Iranological books and articles. These Bailey began to assemble when in 1929 he became at the London School of Oriental Studies the first holder of its Lectureship in Iranian Studies. If the Irano-Indian holdings are impressive, so is the library's equipment in respect of Indo-European language groups other than the Indo-Iranian.

Keywords:   libraries, Sir Harold Bailey, Ancient India and Iran Trust, life, career, Indo-European language groups, Indo-Iranian language groups

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