Catalogue of additional papers of Sir Mark Aurel Stein, 1894-1944

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

2001

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Photographs, 1894-1938
B    Other papers, 1903-44


Additional Papers of Sir Mark Aurel Stein, 1894-1944

Abstract:
Additional papers and photographs of Sir Mark Aurel Stein (1862-1943), scholar, explorer and archaeologist, 1894-1944.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3408-9, e. 3349; MSS. Photogr. c. 146, d. 32-4, e. 16-21

Extent: 13 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Sir Mark Aurel Stein (1862-1943), scholar, explorer and archaeologist, see Dictionary of National Biography

Scope and Content

Mainly photographs, with a personal narrative

Arrangement

Photographs followed by other papers

Acquisition

Bequeathed by F.H. Andrews to the Ashmolean Museum 1958, given to the Bodleian by the Ashmolean, 1988

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. b. 2070, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

There is a large collection of Stein material within the Bodleian under the shelfmarks MSS. Stein 1-458; see M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975 (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 53042-53519. For other personal narratives, see MSS. Stein 261-6 and for more Stein photographs see MSS. Stein 428-57.

Archaeological objects associated with Stein are Janitor's List nos. JL866a-d.

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Stein | Sir | Mark Aurel | 1862-1943 | scholar, explorer and archaeologist

Place names (NCA Rules)

India
Iran
Iraq
Nepal

Subjects (LCSH)

Photographs

A   Photographs, 1894-1938

Shelfmarks: MSS. Photogr. c. 146, d. 32-4, e. 16-21


Mounted photographs, mostly of mountainous landscapes, 1894-5
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. e. 16
Extent: 45 leaves

Scope and Content:

With: (fols. 32-45) photographs of Mohand Marg, Kashmir, 1894-5. Most of the photographs are identified and dated


Photographs taken mainly in India and Nepal, mostly of landscapes and buildings, 1898-c.1940, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 146
Extent: 188 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (fols. 1-2) pictures of Christ Church, Oxford, n.d.
  • (fols. 1-31) photographs mostly of mountain views, Kaghan, 1898-1928
  • (fols. 32-122) photographs mainly of India, 1898-1928, including
    • (fols. 44-5) buildings and ruins in Delhi, 1899
    • (fols. 48-51) temples and other buildings in Nasik
    • (fol. 65) Buddhist monks at Sikkim, 1899
    • (fols. 94-105) Mohand Marg
  • (fols. 123-86) photographs probably taken by F.W. Thomas, c.1940, including
    • (fol. 129) Annamalia University, Chidambaram, India
    • (fols. 132-8) buildings and people in Kathmandu, Nepal
    • (fols. 139-45) temples in Bhatgaon [ Bhaktapur], Nepal
    • (fols. 146-7) Udagagin Fort, Travancore, India
    • (fols. 151-2) buildings in Patan, India
    • (fols. 153-4 ) Lt. Col. Sir Geoffrey Lawrence Betham, Nepal

Photograph album labelled ' Kashmir', 1921-2
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. e. 17
Extent: 52 leaves
Binding: grey boards, bookplate of Stein

Scope and Content:

Some of the photographs are identified in pencil, some are missing


Photograph album, no. XVIII, labelled ' Mohand Marg', n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. d. 32
Extent: 54 leaves
Binding: brown paper wrappers, embossed design on front wrapper

Scope and Content:

With a typescript description of most of the photographs


Photograph album, no. XIX, labelled ' Mohand Marg', n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. d. 33
Extent: 53 leaves
Binding: as MS. Photogr. d. 32

Scope and Content:

With a typescript description of most of the photographs


Photograph album, no. XX, of Mohand Marg, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. d. 34
Extent: 30 leaves, 28-30 blank
Binding: as MS. Photogr. d. 32

Scope and Content:

With fols. 15-18) photographs of Stein with dogs.


Photographs of excavations, architectural finds, ruins and landscapes, probably Iran and Iraq, c.1938
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. e. 18
Extent: 220 leaves

Scope and Content:

Many of the photographs are described on the reverse and have negative nos. L1-128, with gaps


Photographs of excavations, local workers and landscapes, including Iran, 1938
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. e. 19
Extent: 200 leaves

Scope and Content:

Many of the photographs are described on the reverse and have negative nos. L129-312. Including pictures of the Roman limes, Iran


Photographs of desert landscapes and ruins, some in Iran, c.1938
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. e. 20
Extent: 333 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 245-50, 271-4, 280) rock sculptures and tombs at Naqsh-e-Rostam, Iran, n.d.

The photographs are identified with negative nos. F1-286, F01-F052


Photographs of desert landscapes, architectural structures, excavation finds, possibly in Pakistan (Kaghan), 1904-5, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. e. 21
Extent: 217 leaves

Scope and Content:

Many of the photographs are described on the reverse. They are further identified with negative nos. P87-280, P0101-0205

B   Other papers, 1903-44

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3408-9, e. 3349


Postcards from Stein to F.H. Andrews, 1903-38
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3349
Extent: 93 leaves

'Personal narrative of travels in S.W. Persia (unrevised)', 1935-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3408
Extent: i + 354 leaves

Scope and Content:

With:

  • (fols. 270-340) separate account of a journey in the same region, c.1935
  • (fols. 341-54) brief description of visit to the region between Tibet and China, c.1935

Miscellaneous papers, 1924-33, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3409
Extent: 84 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (fols. 1-19) typescript copies of correspondence between Stein and his printers, Henry Stone & Son, 1924
  • (fols. 20-62) typescript copy with manuscript annotations of 'Paintings from the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas', a lecture delivered by Stein at the Freer Art Gallery, Washington, 6 Jan. 1930
  • (fols. 63-84) printed material, 1924-44

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