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Archive of C.F.C. Hawkes


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The archive comprises personal and professional papers of C.F.C. Hawkes including; personal and professional correspondence, working notes, illustrations, drawings and photographs. It also includes some personal and family papers including photograph albums and sketchbooks of Hawkes' father, C.P. Hawkes.


  • Creation: 1864-2015, n.d.


19.06 Linear metres (283 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 21042/1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 21042/1-283

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21042, 6147, 10408


Archive of C.F.C. Hawkes, archaeologist of European prehistory and chair of European Archaeology at Oxford.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Francis Christopher Hawkes (1905-1992) was an archaeologist specialising in European prehistory. He attended Winchester College (1918) and New College, Oxford. He worked at the British Museum in the Department of British and Medieval Antiquities from 1928 until 1946. He was appointed to the new chair of European Archaeology at Oxford in 1946 and held the position until his retirement in 1972. He was married to the archaeologist and writer Jacquetta Hopkins (1910-1996) from 1933 until 1953 and then to archaeologist Sonia Chadwick (1933-1999) from 1959 until his death.

Charles Pascoe Hawkes (1877-1956) was born to C.S. Hawkes and Frances Hawkes. He entered the Northumberland Fusiliers in 1900 and retired in 1920 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was a barrister from 1902 until 1950. He was an author and political cartoonist and had interests in travel and amateur acting.


The material has been arranged into series as follows:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Lectures and conferences
  3. Publications
  4. Working papers
  5. Notebooks
  6. Offprints, transcripts and printed items
  7. Photographs, illustrations and maps
  8. Personal papers
  9. Albums and sketchbooks

Material received in later accessions has been incorporated into the above series, except for C.P. Hawkes albums and sketchbooks which form their own series. Correspondence series has largely been arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by C.F.C. Hawkes and Sonia Hawkes Apr 1992. Additional papers given by Sonia Hawkes, Jan 1996, and Nicolas Hawkes, Dec 2006.

Catalogue of the archive of C.F.C. Hawkes
Francesca Miller, Emma Atkinson
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom