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Archaeological excavations

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Algeria April 1923, album, 1923

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/3/5/1
Scope and Contents

A personal photograph album of a family trip to Algeria, starting in Algiers. it is an early indicator of Lord Tayour's abiding, life-long interest in photographing landscapes, gardens, local peoples, his own family memebrs and archaeological sites.

Dates: 1923
 File

Pisa, Volterra, Orvieto, Viterbo, Cerveteri, Villa d'Este, Subiaco, Hadrian's Villa and sites in Puglia, Italy, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/3/5/4
Scope and Contents

In 1956 Lord Taylour visits several cities, towns and villages in Italy. These photographs encompass a broad range, including images of buildings (cathedrals and baptistries, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and houses); ancient Roman and Etruscan architectural and artistic remains, as well as dolmens, images of Lord Taylour and his crew, streets, landscapes, fountains, beaches and animals ('goats in play' and a 'sacred raven'). There are also photographs of the excavatory process in Avetrana.

Dates: 1956
 File

Rocca Vecchia - Scalo di Fondo and Trench C; Castel - Sonnino; Cademario, Lugano; Maloja Pass; Fernpass; Zugspitze; Sherds - excavation photos and rejects, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/3/5/3
Scope and Contents

In 1956 Lord Taylour visits the excavations at Rocca Vecchia and Scalo di Fondo, Italy, photographing objects unearthed as well as workers and the excavatory process. The album additionally includes photographs of animals (including two 'goats in play'), landscapes, women doing exercices on a field and a local family in Lower Bavaria.

Dates: 1956
 Fonds

T.C. Lethbridge, 'The ivory tower': word-processed autobiographical account

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9593
Scope and Contents

Typescript autobiographical memoir 'The ivory tower', with a prefatory notice by Mena Lethbridge in which the work is described as 'a picture of Cambridge Academic life between the two World Wars'.

Dates: 1989 (date of prefatory notice by Mina Lethbridge)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Thomas Charles (T.C.) Lethbridge: Archaeological papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9258
Scope and Contents

Comprises: various notebooks relating to expeditions or specific excavation sites or projects; correspondence and collected notes on 'witches', 'pagan burials', Fenland waterways and Fenland research.

Dates: 1916-1971
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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