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Braunholtz, Mary Antonia Beatrice, née Herford, 1889-1993 (classicist)



Mary Antonia Beatrice Herford, daughter of Professor C. H. Herford (1853-1931), English scholar and critic, and Anna Herford (born in Bremen) was known as May. She studied at Oxford University and participated in the 1921 excavations at Mycenae, with an interest in pre historic pottery, having published a 'Handbook on Greek Vase Painting' (Manchester, 1919). Mary had one brother, the celebrated climber Siegfried Wedgwood Herford who died in 1916 during World War I. Mary married in 1922 Gustav Ernst Karl Braunholtz (1887-1967) who became Professor of Comparative Philology, Oxford University, 1925–52. They had two children: Mary G. Silverman (née Braunholtz) and one other child.

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Mycenae 1921 M. A. B. Herford, 1921-1923

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/1/1/10
Scope and Contents Excavation and Pottery Notebook compiled by May A. B. Herford for the 1921 excavations at the Ramp House, Palace, South House and House of the Warrior Vase. The Tomb of Clytemnestra, Grave Circle A and Lion Gate are also mentioned.Includes sketch plans, section drawings, with stratification and pottery notes for the foot of the Ramp in particular.The notebook was reused by AJBW in 1923 to record photographs taken in Nauplia Museum and the National Archaeological Museum...
Dates: 1921-1923