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McBurney, Charles, 1914-1979 (archaeologist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1914 - 1979

Biography

Born in the United States, in 1933, he entered King's College, Cambridge, reading French and German, and then Archaeology and Anthropology. In 1950, he became a British citizen. In 1952, he started as a lecturer in archaeology at Cambridge, and later Reader and finally Professor of Quaternary Prehistory. His work included studies of the Upper Paleolithic in Britain, important excavations in the Channel Islands, extensive excavations in Libya (the Haua Fteah cave) and, in later years, excavations in Iran and Afghanistan. He also published on French prehistory, archaeological work in the Soviet Union, and on cave art. He was the father of the composer and writer Gerard McBurney and the actor and director Simon McBurney.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Correspondence, 1950 - 1995

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9612/1
Dates: 1950 - 1995
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

Correspondence, 1976, 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9612/1/2
Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to Professor McBurney's earlier digs at La Cotte. Application for funds and financial estimates to the Trustees of the British Museum.
1976 report on work done by Charles McBurney, application for funds to British Museum for 5-year programme.

Dates: 1976
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

Correspondence, 1977, 1977

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9612/1/3
Scope and Contents

Includes budget and grant reports, reports on archaeological work undertaken in 1976 and 1977, field results.

Dates: 1977
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

Correspondence, 1978, 1978

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9612/1/4
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence relating to projected operations during 1978, budgets and payments for labor.

Dates: 1978
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

Correspondence, 1979, 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9612/1/5
Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to the dig, payments, lab reports, and more detailed budgets for grant reports. Applications and letters for further funding and grants due to Professor McBurney's ill health and eventual death, which is also related in the correspondence.

Dates: 1979
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

Correspondence prior to 1976, 1952-01-01 - 1975-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9612/1/1
Scope and Contents

Letters and articles about Reverend Burdo's excavations of the La Cotte site prior to Professor McBurney's excavations and correspondence about where Burdo's finds should go to.

Dates: 1952-01-01 - 1975-12-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Papers concerning excavations at La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9612
Dates: 1950-1995
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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