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Odyssey, Pompeii; Nerva's forum, Greek houses; Cluny, Cistercian abbeys, etc.

Reference code
Odyssey, Pompeii; Nerva's forum, Greek houses; Cluny, Cistercian abbeys, etc.
Level of description
Extent and format
1 volume
Small maroon leather bound notebook (“J. Henry Middleton [7] – 709/11”)
Scope and content
Ink and pencil sketches of church architecture, art and archaeological objects.

Some drawings include measurements and additional notes written in English and Latin.

Index (1) provided by Middleton (“Ancient and Classical”) has been expanded to include more detail. Notebook includes notes and/or drawings of:
No pp: Procopius on the Buildings of Justinian; Notes on the quality of different woods
pp 1: W. Butler book about Pompeii
pp 2-5: Bronze Age artifacts (D. Anderson book “Scotland in Pagan Times Vol 2 Bronze and Stone Ages” 1886)
pp 6: British coins
pp 6-7: Samos aqueduct
pp 8: Roman arch technique
pp 9: Pompeian paintings (“S.K.M.”)
pp 10: Blank page
pp 11-15: Art in the Odyssey
pp 16: House plan at Peiroeus
pp 16-18: Lighting of Rome, Sebaciaria
pp 19:Frieze on Nerva’s Forum, Rome
pp 20: Roman Britain
pp 21: Golden Gate at Treves
pp 22: Mithras worship
pp 23: Perseus myth; St George and the Dragon
pp 24: Sacred tree – Persia and Egypt
pp 25: Blank page
pp 26-27: Greek houses in Peiroeus
pp 28: Temple at Jerusalem (“Robin Smith’s restoration”)
pp 29: Blank page

Index (2) provided by Middleton (“Medieval”) has been expanded to include more detail. Notebook includes notes and/or drawings of:
pp 1: Moulded bricks
pp 2: Works Donatello and Michaelozzo
pp 3: Blenheim Raphael
pp 4-6: Art in National Gallery
pp 7: Guild of sculptors and architects in 13th c. Siena
pp 8: Early mosaics and paintings in Italy (“C&C”)
pp 9: Portraits of St Francis
pp 10: Bronze gate door at Pisa
pp 11-12: Orvieto reliefs
pp 13-15: Chesterton Church
pp 16: Bottisham Church
pp 17: Anker’s cell and Bengeo Church, Herts
pp 18-19: Trumptington Church
pp 20: Priory of St Helen and Holy Cross, Bishopsgate London (Benedictine nuns)
pp 21: List of Canon’s churches
pp 22: Naumburg Cathedral (Germany)
pp 23: Plan of Lyminge, Kent
pp 24-25: Chapter houses (Ecclesiologist XIII p.87)
pp 26-27: “Wright Celt, Roman and Saxon”
pp 28-30: Cluny Abbey
pp 31: Cistercians (see notebook 18 and 16)
pp 32: Crypts and confessio at Ripon and Hexham Abbey’s
pp 34-42: Cistercian rule
pp 43: Corrody and cloisters
pp 44-45: Dominican/Black Friars convent
pp 46-47: Cistercian Abbeys
pp 48: Wenlock (Cluniac) Priory
pp 49: Flemish brasses
pp 50: Guilds
pp 51-53: Barnwell Priory, Cambridge (“inventory of goods made”)
pp 54: Blank page
pp 55: “Ben. Abbey of Mossac (Aqitaine)”
pp 56-58: Fenton burials and crucifixes
pp 59-83: Various religious guilds (“J.T.M.”)
pp 84: Wing Church, Bucks.
pp 85-89: Church warden accounts at Wing Church
pp 90-92: Reformation
pp 93: “Weekly obit on tomb”
pp 94-95: Dedication inscriptions
pp 96: Bronze door at Mt. Cassino; Wax tablet book
pp 97: English embroidery
pp 98: Vierze Aux Rochelle by Da Vinci at National Gallery
pp 99: Blank page

The front pocket of notebook contains two additional items:
- likely a Greek translation instructional with a ink sketch plan of Orsammichele [Florence, Italy] on the reverse.
- syllabus for a lecture series organised by Middleton, titled “A Course of Four Lectures on Houses and Their Decoration from the Classical to the Mediaeval Period” at the Royal Institute of Great Britain (March 21, 1889). Middleton took notes on the reverse and included a cut out of Pax at New College, Oxford inside of the folded paper.

Numbered 17 by Middleton.
Middleton, John Henry (1846-1896), archaeologist and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 709