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Papers of William Grimes on Beaker culture

Reference code
Papers of William Grimes on Beaker culture
Level of description
Extent and format
Three boxes.
Scope and content
Drawings, notes and correspondence of William Francis Grimes, VPSA (1905-88), Director of the London Museum 1945-56, and of the Institute of Archaeology 1956-73, intended for a corpus of beaker pottery; 1925-61. The corpus was never finished or published. For Grimes' views on beaker pottery see his papers 'The Early Bronze Age flint dagger in England and Wales', Proc. of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia, 6 (1931), 340-55, and 'The Prehistoric period', A Hundred Years of Welsh Archaeology (Cambrian Archaeological Association Centenary volume, 1846-1946 (1949), 24-79). A corpus was later published by D. L. Clarke, Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland, 2 vols. (Cambridge, 1970).
Grimes, William Francis (1905-1988), archaeologist
Previous reference number(s)
MS 897
Archival history
Presented by M Grimes, widow of the compiler, June 1989. Giftbook entry, 16 June 1989.