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Gibraltar before the British, 2003

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 59/9

Scope and Contents

A copy of a book describing the archaeology of Gibraltar and its history up to 1704, comprising 68 pages with an 8 page bibliography and acknowledgements. The original book was to have been illustrated. However, the illustrations were lost when the publisher went bankrupt, and the book remained unpublished. There is an accompanying letter by David Devenish, 25 June 2003.


  • Creation: 2003


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Biographical / Historical

David Christopher Devenish (b. 1938), B.A., A.M.A., was Curator of the Gibraltar Museum, 1967-1970.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : paper

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by David Devenish, July 2003.

Existence and Location of Copies

Other copies of 'Gibraltar before the British' were offered to the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House, Oxford, and to the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol.


David Devenish's tenure at Curator of the Gibraltar Museum is described in 'Reminiscences of the Gibraltar Museum' in the 'Gibraltar heritage journal', no. 5 (1998), pp. 33-38, and in 'Two galleries of Gibraltar's past' in 'Curator', vol. XIII, no. 4 (1970), pp. 251-262.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Devenish, David Christopher, b 1938

Finding aid date

2003-09-15 14:54:02+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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