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Letter from James Stewart re the travails of acquiring dig permits and an update on their progress so far, 1936-05-05

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/18

Scope and Contents

Dated 5 May 1936. Probably written in Istanbul. Stewart discusses the trials and tribulations of acquiring dig permits with limited time and funds. He discusses the skeletal finds from Balikesir and the potential exchange of antiquities between collections in Cambridge and Ankara. Sherds are being photographed and drawn (by Eleanor) for a report on their work so far. Stewart discusses Hasluck's topographical identifications around Cyzicus (i.e. in Balikesir province). Stewart and his wife purchaed 2 Troad embroideries and are considering buying an Armenian embroidery too.


  • Creation: 1936-05-05



5 leaf/leaves : paper

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Physical Description

5 leaves of paper, handwritten in ink.

Repository Details

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

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