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Curwen Notebooks

Reference code
CUR
Title
Curwen Notebooks
Date
mostly 1910-40
Level of description
Fonds
Extent and format
Nine notebooks and unbound papers. Octavo. Black (CUR/001, 9 red)
Scope and content
Nine field notebooks, etc., of Dr Eliot Curwen, MB, FSA (d. 1950), containing observations of sites and antiquities in Great Britain and Ireland; compiled mostly 1910-40. See obituary, A.J., 30 (1950), 237.

Included are many sketches of camps and cromlechs, etc., and a few photographs (in CUR/005-7). Indexes in CUR/001-3, 8, 9. Main contents:- CUR/001-4. Sussex; 1915-40. CUR/005. Ireland; 1910, with later additions (photographs, 1947). CUR/006. Westmoreland; 1918. Unbound notes. CUR/007. Skye, N. England; 1919-21. CUR/008-10. West country, Cornwall and Wales (CUR/009 includes sketches of fonts and churchyards); 1924-39.
Creator
Curwen, Eliot (1865-1950), surgeon, traveller, antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/803/1-10
SAL/MS/803
Archival history
Presented by Dr E.Cecil Curwen, son of the compiler, 1958 (two letters, 28, 31 Jan. 1958, with the collection).