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Clarke, Louis Colville Gray, 1881-1960 (archaeologist and anthropologist)



  • Existence: 1881 - 1960


Louis Colville Gray Clarke (1881-1960), archaeologist and anthropologist

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:


Letter from James Stewart in Kyrenia, Cyprus, re artefacts for Cambridge and continuing debates over chronology, 1937-10-12

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/33
Scope and Contents

Addressed "P. O. Box 13, Kyrenia', dated 12 October1937. Stewart writes of 12 cases of artefacts to be send to Louis Clarke in Cambridge, an article in train on the 'Palestinian pot' by V. Fisher and a visit to the Mycenaean site at Lefka. He continues to wrestle with issues of chronology, to which Virginia Grace is contributing her expertise.

Dates: 1937-10-12

Letter from James Stewart in Kyrenia, Cyprus, re details of two 'red-cross bowls' recently excavated by him at Vounos, 1937-05-12

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/31
Scope and Contents

Addressed "P. O. Box 13, Kyrenia', dated 12 May 1937. Stewart writes of two 'red-cross bowls' recently excavated, which he thinks evidence influence spreading outwards from Central Anatolia. He writes also with other news and thoughts about the dig. Bert Hodge Hill and Virginia Grace have been to visit the site.

Dates: 1937-05-12

Letter from James Stewart in Troy re Balikesir and Troy pottery sherd comparisons, 1936-04-26

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/17
Scope and Contents Addressed 'Troy', dated 26 April 1936. Stewart has finished comparing sherds from the Balikesir plain sites and Troy and describes his analysis and interpretations of the results. Eleanor has bought another - Greek islands? - embroidery. He writes of his hopes to excavate in Cyprus (Vounos or Larnaca) next year. Professor Myres has visited Troy. Stewart has some pots (ranging in date from Bronze Age to Byzantine) for restoration for Louis Clarke (then curator of the Museum of Archaeology...
Dates: 1936-04-26

Letter from James Stewart re a detailed analysis of two graves excavated at Yortan, 1936-05-30

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/25
Scope and Contents

Dated 30 May 1936. Probably written in Istanbul. Stewart writes in detail of two graves excavated at Yortan. He describes one artefact as possibly imported from Vounos (Cyprus). The material remains in Balikesir and requires futher study. In other news, he has acquired some stone axes for Clarke in Cambridge.

Dates: 1936-05-30

Letter from James Stewart re pots for Cambridge collections and the potential rammifications of the Abyssinia Crisis on excavating in Turkey, 1936-05-19

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/21
Scope and Contents Dated 19 May 1936. Probably written in Istanbul. The Balikesir dig will in fact proceeed and Bittel will contribute time and equipment to the endeavour. Stewart has purchsed some pots for Cambridge, one of which he discusses in detail at the end of the letter. Dikaios is also sending material from Cyprus to Cambridge. International politics (Abyssinia Crisis) may make make several excavation sites off limits next year, including Troy. He and Eleanor have bought the Armenian embroidery at...
Dates: 1936-05-19

Letter from Louis Clarke, 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9396/1/10
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Typescript notes on ethnological sources, letters and other papers.

Dates: 1923
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ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 1
Cyprus (island) 4
Troy (deserted settlement) 2