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Letter from James Stewart in Istanbul re personal contacts and Near Eastern prehistoric chronology, 1936-01-20

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/13

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Addressed "Istanbul', dated 20 January 1936. Stewart writes with enthusiasm about his application for the Jerusalem job and also about the Benaki gold bowl and whether it is genuine or not. Athens has grown on him and he has enjoyed the company of Peter Megaw and Walton and praises Helen Thomas's expertise in Bronze Age pottery. He also writes warmly of Hamid Zubain but lists all the fTurkish frontier areas for which one cannot gain an excavation permit; even for Anatolia the process is time consuming as it is controlled by the Army Council. He is planning to join W. Lamb at Afyon (Kusura) in June. Bittel and he have been discussing prehistoric chronology and he has made a chart of Near Eastern pottery types to this end. Eleanor is still collecting embroideries which he describes in some detail.


  • Creation: 1936-01-20



4 leaf/leaves : paper

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