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Letter from James Stewart in Istanbul re networking with curators and archaeologists and the displays of the National Museum of Istanbul, 1936-01-04

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/10

Scope and Contents

Addressed 'Vagan Li-Kook, Galata, Stamboul', dated 4 January 1936. Stewart has called upon 'Aziz Bey' (Bey Aziz Ogan, Director General of the National Museum of Istanbul) who will provide an introduction to Hamid Karsay Bey. He has also visited Professor Gabrielle (sic) of the French Institute who introduced him to Pierre Devambez. Stewart describes the displays in the National Museum. The Stewarts dined with the Bittels and discussed the finds at the cemetery of Balikesir.


  • Creation: 1936-01-04



2 leaf/leaves : paper

Language of Materials



Whittemore, Thomas. “Archaeology during the Republic in Turkey.” American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 47, no. 2, 1943, pp. 164–70. JSTOR,
Perouse, Jean-François, "A Rendezvous Missed: The French Archaeological Institute in Stamboul (Now IFEA) and Byzantine Studies (1930-1955)", Discovering Byzantium in Istanbul: Scholars, Institutions, and Challenges, 1800–1955", Pera Museum, Istanbul, November 2017, p. 40-41

Physical Description

2 leaves of paper, handwritten in ink. Some foxing on the paper.

Repository Details

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