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Letter from James Stewart in Jerusalem re his transit stop en route to Athens and Istanbul, 1935-11-05

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/5

Scope and Contents

Addressed 'Larssen House, Jerusalem', dated 5 November 1935, Stewart thanks AJBW for his letters of introduction, picked up at Port Said. He has made useful contacts already, including Noble and Bittel. He has bought a Luristan dagger in the souk, similar to the one in the Cambridge 'Downing street Museum' collections. They have also bought a Leica camera. They will journey to Istanbul via Piraeus so will spend some days in Athens. He asks for news of Miss Coutts. He then discusses early Bronze Age pottery from Beisan (Beit She'an) that he has seen, still seeking Anatolian connections. He writes of possible outings (Megiddo) and meetings (Palestine Oriental Society) and some modest personal collecting, of an Armenian dowry chest. Eleanor is growing accomplished as a draughtswoman and photographer.


  • Creation: 1935-11-05



4 leaf/leaves : paper

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Physical Description

4 leaves of paper, handwritten in ink. Minor foxing on the fourth leaf.

Repository Details

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