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Gray, Dorothea Helen Forbes, 1905-1983 (classicist)

 Person

Biography

Dorothea Gray OBE, MA, FSA, read Classics at Somerville College, Oxford. She became Tutor in Classics at St Hugh's College, Oxford in 1934 and Fellow in 1935. Appointed Temporary Assistant Secretary, Board of Trade and Ministry of Production, 1940-1945; Combined Production and Resources Board, Washington, 1943-1945; Oxford University Lecturer in Homeric Archaeology, 1947 until her retirement in 1973. She participated in excavation under the aegis of the British School at Athens, at Mycenae, Myrtou in Cyprus and Chios. In 1958 she traveled extensively through Greece and Cyprus. Afflicted by poliomyelitis as a child, this never prevented her from leading a very full and active life.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Miss Gray 1950 PCE, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/1/1/28
Scope and Contents

Excavation notebook for Prehistoric Cemetery South East Extension compiled by Dorothea Gray. Daily account of excavation, with sketch plans and section drawings, stratigraphy notes and measurements. A summary and pottery notes come after the dig notes, pp. 126-138, written on verso. Further pottery notes are at the back of the book. Across the end paper a plan of Prehistoric Cemetery East was drawn, preceded on p. 158 by a key.
This notebook is a clean copy of MCNE-1-1-027.

Dates: 1950
 File

Mycenae 1950 D. H. Gray, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/1/1/027
Scope and Contents

Excavation notebook for Prehistoric Cemetery South East Extension compiled by Dorothea Gray. Daily account of excavation, with sketch plans and section drawings, stratigraphy notes and measurements. A summary and pottery notes come after the dig notes, pp. 129-133. Further pottery and small finds notes are the back of the book, along with a whimsical sketch of a boar, a plan of Prehistoric Cemetery East and its key.

Dates: 1950

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