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Collection Level Description: Notebooks and Sketch-books of Sir William Gell

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 186, e. 152-4, f. 53; Drawings gen. d. 12
Title: Notebooks and Sketch-books of Sir William Gell
Dates of Creation: 1804-33
Extent: 6 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir William Gell (1777-1836) was an archaeologist and traveller. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Notebooks and sketch-books of Sir William Gell, including:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought from Myers & Co. in 1927 and 1928.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45187-92.

Access Points


Gell | William | 1778-1836 | Sir | Knight, Archaeologist, and Traveller

Greece | Description and travel

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