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Diaries of C.H. Hawes


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Diaries, with transcripts, relating to tours of:

  1. France, Belgium and Switzerland, 1897-1898
  2. The Far East: India, Burma, Ceylon, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Siberia and Sakhalin, 1900-1901
  3. Greece, Turkey and Crete, 1904-1905
  4. Crete, 1909.

The diaries for 1900-1901 were used for the basis of Hawes's book on the Russian convicts of the islands of Sakhalin, In the uttermost East (London, New York, 1903). Hawes prepared two of the Handbooks prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office, no. 55, Eastern Siberia, and no. 56, Sakhalin, (both published by H.M. Stationery Office, 1920). Bodleian copies are 2017 e. 698/55, 56.

The collection also contains an account book and photographs for the tour to the Far East, 1900-1901; miscellaneous notes removed from the diaries; and a notebook of verses compiled by Leonora Lloyd, c.1888.


  • Creation: [c.1887]-1935


3.08 Linear metres (28 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. b. 443, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 443, c. 1040-1041, d. 1448-1451, e. 1550-1569; Photogr. c. 13

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13722


Diaries of C.H. Hawes

Biographical / Historical

Charles Henry Hawes (1867-1943) was an anthropologist and Associate Director of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, USA.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the library by Mrs Mary Allsebrook in 1987.

Existence and Location of Copies

For conservation reasons readers are asked to consult the transcripts of the diaries.

Diaries of C.H. Hawes
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2021 by Catherine McIlwaine
EAD version 2021
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom