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Archaeology Correspondence (misc.) 1953 - 1958 , 1953-01-21 - 1958-12-11

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/4/1/1

Scope and Contents

This file pertains to correspondence between Lord Taylour and scholars concerning such topics as the publication of books and articles (specifically Taylour's 'Mycenaean Pottery in Italy and Adjacent Areas' (1958)), discussion of academic (chiefly archaeological) theories and works, Lord Taylour's slide collection, including the numerous hours spent putting them together (12 hours in one day, in one letter!), as well as family life, schedules and personal health. Lord Taylour, for instance, writes about the failing health of his mother (Rosie Boote, Marchioness of Headfort), who died on 17th August 1958, as well as his reluctance to participate in the 1958 excacations at Mycenae. He also admits to not knowing Ancient Greek in a few letters. Discussion is also made about funding grants for students to participate in Lord Taylour's excavations. There are also many mentions of Alan Wace and Carl Blegen, described by Taylour in one letter as 'the Grand Old Men'.


  • Creation: 1953-01-21 - 1958-12-11


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