Notebooks and Sketch-books of Sir William Gell
Notebooks and sketch-books of Sir William Gell, including:
- Notes on his journey to Greece and travels in Greece, 1804-April 1805
- Notes and sketches made during travels in the Peloponnese, January-March 1806
- Sketches made in Elis and Arcadia, February 1806
- Archaeological notes on the Etruscans, including copies of inscriptions, c. 1829-1831
- Accounts of Gell's dreams, 1823
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. d. 186].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. d. 186, e. 152-154, f. 53; Drawings gen. d. 12
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13025, 13026
Biographical / Historical
Sir William Gell (1777-1836) was an archaeologist and traveller. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45187-92.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was bought from Myers & Co. in 1927 and 1928.
- Notebooks and Sketch-books of Sir William Gell
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description