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Book H [views of Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt; Sparta and Olympia museums, Greece], 1902 - 1904

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/3/10

Scope and Contents

Photographs of archaeological sites, each photograph titled in pencil on the cardboard mount by AJBW. Includes images from Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, and Sparta and Olympia musums in Greece.
22 photographic prints. Followed by 26 empty apertures, from the lack of annotation it seems they remained unfilled by AJBW.


  • Creation: 1902 - 1904


Biographical / Historical

The date range of photographs in this undated album is suggested by the descriptions in the 'Annual Meeting of Subscribers'. (1903), The Annual of the British School at Athens, 9, 391-397, 392: "Mr. A. J. B. Wace, Pembroke College, Cambridge, Prendergast Student 1902-3, Craven Student 1903-4, justified his choice of a large and complex subject, Hellenistic Art. In the course of the year he studied the subject in Germany, Austria, Italy, Egypt, and Constantinople, and under Dr. Svoronos at Athens made special investigation of the dated coinage bearing on the period. He has already published a coin bearing a hitherto unknown Pergamene portrait, and has papers in preparation for the Journal of Hellenic Studies. Mr. Wace also undertook the duties of Secretary on Professor E. A. Gardner's island cruise. During the coming session he will pursue his Hellenistic studies in Rome under the auspices of the British School at Rome" and
'Annual Meeting of Subscribers'. (1904), The Annual of the British School at Athens, 10, 243-251, 245: "Mr. A. J. B. Wace, Scholar of Pembroke College, Cambridge, Craven Student, and Student of the British School in Rome, worked in connexion with the School at Athens, though his residence in Greece was not long enough for him to qualify, technically, as a student of this Session. After acting as Secretary to Professor Ernest Gardner's tour among the Greek islands, he devoted his attention to Lakonian Sculptures, in particular to the preparation of the Catalogue of Sculpture in the Museum at Sparta. His work on Hellenistic Sculpture has been continued in various European Museums".


1 album(s) : photographs

Custodial History

Former reference 'Wace Archive 013', Cambridge transfer, Box 12

Related Materials

The negative album, Wace 24, (GBR/3437/AJBW/3/54), has a summary index written in pencil by AJBW which corresponds to the titles of this album's photographs, negative numbers 39 to 51 and 67 to 74.

Physical Description

Hard back photograph album, green cover, front cover embossed in silver 'Album'. H. 20 x W. 16 cm
Inscribed in black ink on the inside of the front cover 'A. J. B. Wace. Book H'
Each leaf is composed of a cardboard backboard overlaid with a thinner card mount on recto and verso, tacked down on the right edge, allowing photographs to be eased out from the short top and bottom edge. Displays 2 photographs to a page, each mount aperture sized W. 4 ¼ x H. 2 ½ inch).
Good condition, front edge of back board worn.

The photographic prints are all monochrome, gelatin silver, quarter plate contact prints, with some fading to the images but otherwise in good condition.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cambridge: Faculty of Classics Archives Repository

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