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Halos Hall or Reumatic Adventures in search of antiquities by Lord Rufford of Tooting accompanied by his faithful dragoman Cassius, April, May1912

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/1/18
Halos Hall or Reumatic Adventures in search of antiquities
Halos Hall or Reumatic Adventures in search of antiquities

Scope and Contents

Sub titled 'Detailing some futile endeavours to make great discoveries in Thessaly'.
Preceded by a note on local dialect, Excavation diary for Halos, from 23 April to 4 May, with sketch plans with levels, tables of levels measurements.
Notes on a surface pottery field survey around Zerelia and Tsangli, including notes on inscriptions, to the end of May.
Followed, at the back, by notes on modern Greek vocabulary and observations of contemporary Greek daily life. Includes wage tallies and record of expenses at the back.
6 inserts : scraps of paper with text in modern Greek,
1 receipt for grocery supplies including olives, figs, raisins, bread and cheese
2 leaves of jottings in pencil by AJBW, practising how to vocalise the Greek letter gamma and playing with Greek syntax and grammar, in relation to dialect
2 leaves of a Demotic Greek song about the month of May, written by Fr. Pavlos Oikonomou
1 leaf of a verse written in Fr. Pavlos's hand about a priest's wife working on a loom


  • April, May1912


1 notebook(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Greek, Modern (1453-)

Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

Custodial History

Former reference Wace Archive 78, Cambridge transfer, Box 11


Wace, A., & Thompson, M. (1912). Prehistoric Thessaly: Being some account of recent excavations and exploration in North-Eastern Greece from Lake Kopais to the borders of Macedonia. Cambridge.
Wace, A., & Thompson, M. (1912). Excavations at Halos. The Annual of the British School at Athens, 18, 1-29

Physical Description

Brown cloth cover, with edges bound in faded red tape, loop for a pencil, and perished brown elastic for closing the notebook, attached to back cover, text block of squared paper, handwritten in pencil, 17.5 x 11.5cm.
Unfoliated, ff. 91
Top and tail of spine bumped, staples rusting, second section of notebook detaching from spine. Some leaves have been torn out at ff. 88-89. Fragile.
6 inserts of leaves of folded scrap paper, written in pencil and ink.

Repository Details

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