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Notes and papers of John Mitchell Kemble relating to excavations in Germany

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Notes and papers of John Mitchell Kemble relating to excavations in Germany
c 1853-55
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Extent and format
pp. iii + 467
Half leather binding, brown, with mock leather patterned cloth, rust and black.
Scope and content
Papers of John Mitchell Kemble (1807-57), philologist and historian, relating to archaeology with particular reference to collections at Hanover and excavations in Lower Saxony.

(1) Drafts of three lectures by Kemble delivered at the opening of the Hanoverian Archaeological Museum (?1856). German. In three sections, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age. Substantially published (to p. 149), in English translation, in the edition of Kemble's papers by R. G. Latham and (Sir) A. W. Franks, Horae Ferales (1863), 36-70. pp. 1-162.

(2) Drafts and notes on stone age and bronze age implements, interments, sepulchral rites, finds, relating mainly to England and Germany. Includes drawings. Letter, pp. 201-4, of John H. Austen, 19 Dec. 1855, conc. barrow excavations in the Isle of Purbeck. pp. 163-315.

(3) Account of excavations by Kemble and Richard Meier, Lieut. 1st Light Batt. Hanover, near Soltau, June 1853, and, pp. 334-6, of excavations at Nienburg, 1816, 1817. With illustrations, including w/cols. pp. 317-36.

(4) Account of excavations by Kemble in Ripdorf, Oitzen and Molzen, June 1854. Includes sketchmaps and w/cols. pp. 337-99.

(5) Account of excavations by General Count Münster at Nienburg, 1806-31, translated from his notes by Kemble and accompanied by drawings and w/cols compared with the originals in the Hanover Museum.

See Proc., 1st ser., 4 (1856-9), 62 (obituary of Kemble).

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Kemble, John Mitchell (1807-1857), philologist and historian
Previous reference number(s)
MS 682
Archival history
Purchased from G W Michelmore, Oct.1942 (for this and other Kemble papers with Michelmore, see fols.ii, iii). Council Minutes, 29 Oct.1942.