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Notebooks and Sketch-books of Sir William Gell


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Notebooks and sketch-books of Sir William Gell, including:
  1. Notes on his journey to Greece and travels in Greece, 1804-April 1805
  2. Notes and sketches made during travels in the Peloponnese, January-March 1806
  3. Sketches made in Elis and Arcadia, February 1806
  4. Archaeological notes on the Etruscans, including copies of inscriptions, c. 1829-1831
  5. Accounts of Gell's dreams, 1823


  • 1804-1833


6 shelfmarks

Language of Materials


Preferred Citation

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.

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

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom