- Also known as
Reginald S Le May
primary name: Le May, Reginald S
other name: Rex Le May
- individual; official; British; Male
- Life dates
- Diplomat. Born 6 January 1885. Attended Framlingham College 1898-1902, where he won the school's Modern Languages prize. Then to Kings College, London. Worked as confidential clerk to the British Consulate-General in Zurich, later as an assistant master at Framlingham. In Sept 1906 he came eleventh in the examination for student interpretership in HBM's Far East Consular Service (serving China, Japan, Siam). Joined the British Legation in Bangkok in February 1908. Vice-Consul in Chiang Mai from March 1913, then transferred to similar post in Lampang. Senior figure in the Siam Society.
Publications include: 'An Asian Arcady' (a description of his 5-month, 700-mile long journey from Chiang Mai-Lampang, Phrae, Nan- Lampang) (Cambridge, 1926); 'The Coinage of Siam' (The Siam Society, Bangkok, 1932), 'Siamese tales, old and new'.
- 'A tribute to Reginald Le May', JSS (=Journal of the Siam Society), 68.2, July 1980, 0.112.
Obituary: Reginald Le May. Journal of the Siam Society vol. 60.2/1972, pp. 395-6.
Exploring Thai Art; Reginald Le May (British Library Asian and African Studies blog, 2 June 2017, http://blogs.bl.uk/asian-and-african/2017/06/exploring-thai-art-reginald-le-may.html