Lamb, Winifred, 1894-1963 (archaeologist and museum curator)
Lamb participated in excavations at Mycenae, Sparta and Macedonia in Greece and then directed excavations at Thermi on the Greek island of Lesbos 1929-1933. She excavated at Kusara in Turkey in 1936 and1937 and contributed to the foundation of the British School of Archaeology at Ankara, acting as its Honorary Secretary 1948-1957. Lamb began work in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in 1918. She was Honorary Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam from 1920-1958. In this role she appraised and catalogued the collections, arranged new displays - particularly of prehistoric and Cycladic material - and augmented the museum's holdings through acquisition, including donating antiquities, especially pottery and bronzes, from her own collection. She also published and lectured extensively.
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Director's Daybook for 1922, focused on excavation of the Chamber Tombs., compiled by A. J. B. Wace, W. Lamb (based on handwriting) and possibly further contributors. Records arrivals and departures and includes sketch plans.
Lists of finds for Tombs 526, 529, 519, 530, 525, 518, 520, 514, 521, 523, 524, 532, 512, Tomb of Aegisthus, Epano Phournos Tholos, Perfect Tholos and Tomb of Clytemnestra.
Letter from James Stewart in Balikesir re their progress on the excavation of a cemetery at Yortan and on W. Lamb's dig at Kusura, Sandıklı, Afyon, 24 to 26 May 1936
Dated pp. 1-4 'May 24', pp. 5-8 'May 25', pp. 8-12 'May 26', 1936. Written mostly in Balikesir but by P. 5, Stewart is in Kusura with Lamb's excavation, sometime after the 29th May.
Stewart gives an extremely detailed account of one week excavating graves at Yortan, in the valley of the river Bakırçay (Kaikos/Κάϊκος), north western Turkey.
He then gives a brief summary of progress so far at Kusura (Afyon).
Letter from James Stewart in Istanbul re personal contacts and Near Eastern prehistoric chronology, 1936-01-20
Letter from James Stewart in Istanbul re plans for trial excavation and an Asia Minor itinerary, 1936-01-02
Addresed 'Wagon-lits, Galata, Istanbul', dated 2 January 1936. He has met with Dr Schecle and Karl Bittel. There are rising political tensions between Italy and Turkey. Gaining an excavation permit is fraught with dificulties. Stewart would like to drop a test trench to 'hunt' for Jortan (Yortan) or another site 'at or near Balikesir.' He sketches a possible itinerary for the next months, including visiting W. Lamb at Afyon. He has visited Haghia Sofia and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
Addressed 'Kusura', dated 23 July 1936. Stewart writes of sending an interim reports to Megaw re funding and discusses potential outlets for publication of his work. W. Lamb is giving him the right to publish the cemetery he excavated at Kusura. There follows a detailed description of his work on these 14 graves at Kusura, in particular the pottery finds.
Letter from James Stewart re pots for Cambridge collections and the potential rammifications of the Abyssinia Crisis on excavating in Turkey, 1936-05-19
Excavation Notebook for 1921 compiled by W. Lamb for the Ramp House and Palace. Contains daily excavation notes and sketch plans, including an annotated sketch in colour pencil on f. 8v of the floor of the Palace court.
AJBW has also used the notebook on ff. 14-15 for notes on whole pots in Nauplion Museum, Cyclopean Terrace Building and Tomb 514.