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Letter from James Stewart re pots for Cambridge collections and the potential rammifications of the Abyssinia Crisis on excavating in Turkey, 1936-05-19

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/21

Scope and Contents

Dated 19 May 1936. Probably written in Istanbul. The Balikesir dig will in fact proceeed and Bittel will contribute time and equipment to the endeavour. Stewart has purchsed some pots for Cambridge, one of which he discusses in detail at the end of the letter. Dikaios is also sending material from Cyprus to Cambridge. International politics (Abyssinia Crisis) may make make several excavation sites off limits next year, including Troy. He and Eleanor have bought the Armenian embroidery at considerable expense. He includes his report on the Toud Treasure (ancient Tuphium, near Luxor, Egypt), a hoard which had just been published in the Illustrated London News (18 April 1936).


  • Creation: 1936-05-19



2 leaf/leaves : paper

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Physical Description

2 leaves of paper, handwritten in ink.

Repository Details

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