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Istanbul (inhabited place)

Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:


Istanbul and Athens, 1902-1910

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/3/25
Scope and Contents 4 half plate images of stone reliefs on early Byzantine monuments in Constantinople/Istanbul (the kathisma on the obelisk of Thedosius, taken in situ by AJBW who put his finger over the lens) 3 half plate images of ancient fortification walls in the landscape 9 smaller prints with images featuring a large church or monastery (4 copies of this image), grape vines (2 copies of this image), a small port town, a rocky outcrop in a rural setting, Mount Lykabettos (Λυκαβηττός) seen from...
Dates: 1902-1910

Letter from James Stewart in Istanbul re antiquities purchases and Western Anatolian Bronze Age chronology., 1936-01-11

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/11
Scope and Contents

Addressed 'Stambul', dated 11 January 1936. Stewart has called upon Halif Bey and Taksim Öz. He went with Bittel to the bazaars and they both bought some antiquities - he discusses some of his own cermic purchases in detail. He discusses Western Anatolian Bronze Age chronology. He encloses a draft report (for the Wilkins Board?) and asks AJBW to comment on it and to bring the appropriate people's attention to it.

Dates: 1936-01-11

Letter from James Stewart in Istanbul re fieldwork in Balikesir, 1936-03-22

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/16
Scope and Contents Addressed "Stambul', dated 22 March 1936. Stewart has spent a month at Balikesir and in this letter provides a very detailed account of all the small sites he visted within the plain of Balikesir. He also describes in detail the Balikesir-Yortan ware cemetery and the type of finds found there. He is considering a dig with Bittel at Baba Köy in April. He is struggling to identify Classical sherds and will photograph extensively to support further investigation in the future. He did not...
Dates: 1936-03-22

Letter from James Stewart in Istanbul re networking with curators and archaeologists and the displays of the National Museum of Istanbul, 1936-01-04

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/10
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Addressed 'Vagan Li-Kook, Galata, Stamboul', dated 4 January 1936. Stewart has called upon 'Aziz Bey' (Bey Aziz Ogan, Director General of the National Museum of Istanbul) who will provide an introduction to Hamid Karsay Bey. He has also visited Professor Gabrielle (sic) of the French Institute who introduced him to Pierre Devambez. Stewart describes the displays in the National Museum. The Stewarts dined with the Bittels and discussed the finds at the cemetery of Balikesir.

Dates: 1936-01-04

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
Scope and Contents 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...
Dates: 1936-01-20

Letter from James Stewart in Istanbul re photographing pottery and considering ancient Anatolia-Cyprus connections, 1936-01-29

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/14
Scope and Contents

Addressed "Stambul', dated 29 January 1936. Stewart is still awaiting a permit from Ankara and discusses the progress - or not - of new antiquities laws. Meanwhile, he is photographing pottery in the Natonal Museum. He believes Vounos (Cyprus) will be a key site for comparison with Anatolian finds. He mentions the death of King George V.

Dates: 1936-01-29

Letter from James Stewart in Istanbul re plans for trial excavation and an Asia Minor itinerary, 1936-01-02

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/9
Scope and Contents

Addresed 'Wagon-lits, Galata, Istanbul', dated 2 January 1936. He has met with Dr Schecle and Karl Bittel. There are rising political tensions between Italy and Turkey. Gaining an excavation permit is fraught with dificulties. Stewart would like to drop a test trench to 'hunt' for Jortan (Yortan) or another site 'at or near Balikesir.' He sketches a possible itinerary for the next months, including visiting W. Lamb at Afyon. He has visited Haghia Sofia and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.

Dates: 1936-01-02

Letter from James Stewart in Istanbul re the Balikesir permit and his thoughts on a British School in Istanbul, 1936-02-03

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/15
Scope and Contents

Dated 3 February 1936. Hamid Kersay (Karsai) has granted him a permit for Balikesir. The Yortan pottery in the National Museum will be photographed. He discusses a proposal made by Professor Baxter to found a British School in Istanbul and Stewart gives all his reasons why he thinks this would be a bad idea. He went to visit the (Greek Orthodox) Patriarch.

Dates: 1936-02-03