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Correspondence, 1895-1973

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2

Scope and Contents

This series comprises letters sent to Alan Wace, with a few copies of his letters sent in reply, by archaeologists and scholars. Notable correspondents include Sophia Schliemann, Sir Arthur Evans and Carl Blegen. There are over ninety individual correspondents. Most letters pertain to archaeological research, discoveries and enquiries. Some correspondence after Alan Wace's death, undertaken by his wife Helen and daughter Lisa, is also included as it relates to posthumous publications.


  • Creation: 1895-1973


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is held by the individual author of a letter, or by their heirs, not by this Archive.


3 archive box(es) (3 boxes) : paper

Language of Materials



Letters are grouped firstly in a sub-series which pertains to their immediate provenance upon accession to the archives. The largest and initial batch were Wace's letters that were retained at his home 26 Millington Road, Cambridge. Within a sub-series, the letters are arranged by file in alphabetical order of the surname of the sender, as they were organised by the Wace family.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Photographs included in the correspondence are monochrome positive prints, gelatin-silver process, unless otherwise noted at item level.

Related Materials

See Papadopoulos, J. K. (1993). The Correspondence of A. J. B. Wace in the Library of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens. The Annual of the British School at Athens, 88, 337–352, for a comprehensive overview of Wace's letters held in other collections and a detailed description of those held by the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.
Fappas, Y. (2015). “The ‘Govs’ of Mycenaean Archaeology: The Friendship and Collaboration of Carl W. Blegen and Alan J. B. Wace as Seen through Their Correspondence,” in Davis J. L. and Vogeikoff N., eds., Carl W. Blegen: Personal and Archaeological Narratives, Atlanta, 63-84

Repository Details

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

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge CB3 9DA United Kingdom
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