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Emily Penrose Diary [EPEN 1/1], Emily Penrose Diary, 09/Mar/1887-05/Sep/1888

Personal diary of Emily Penrose, eldest daughter of Francis C. Penrose, first Director or the BSA. Daily entries, from March to November 1887 during the time the Penrose family resided in Athens, record information about daily life in Athens including visits to the Acropolis. Emily also chronicled trips to notable places such as Mycenae, Penteli, Tatoi, Delphi, and numerous other sites. Entries in November and December 1887 record the Penrose family trip through Italy on the way home to England. Intermittent entries in 1888 are about Emily's exams and activities prior to her admittance into Somerville College, Oxford.

William Flinders Petrie 1892 Notebook [WMFP 1/1], William Flinders Petrie 1892 Notebook, 1892

Notebook with sketches of 'pieces and patterned Aegean ware, from the waste heaps of the palace of Khuenaten, Tell-el-Amarna'. Those sketches were made in separate watercolour sheets that have been glued to the notebook pages. Some pages include annotations. The notebook is described by Petrie as having been written in April 1892, but an inscription on the front cover of the notebook indicates that it was given to the library of the BSA in September 1893. The pages are mostly paginated until page 46.

William Gell Notebook [GELL 4534.b], William Gell Notebook, 1805-1810

This notebook, stamped with an inverted ship's anchor on the cover, contains itineraries along with sketches, texts of inscriptions and compass-bearings for numerous sites in Greece. According to Woodward and Austin (1925), most of the information was recast in Gell's 1819 publication, Itinerary of Greece.

William Gell Notebook [GELL 4534.a], William Gell Notebook, 1805-1810

This notebook cover is stamped with the word ‘Angles’ referring to compass-bearings employed as a method of navigation using angles in relation to North. The notebook contains lists of compass-bearings and relational location information of places on the Greek mainland (Peloponnese, Central Greece, Attica) and the Ionian Islands. A few locational maps are sketched at some entries.

William Gell Notebook [GELL 4534.f], William Gell Notebook, 1805-1810

This notebook begins with miscellaneous notes about Eleusis including a few inscriptions, and a two-page inked sketch of the landscape of Athens. After this sketch, the notebook contains information on Gell’s itinerary (with numerous compass-bearings) from Athens to Smyrna, Chios, Samos, Bodrum, Didyma, Cnidus and Rhodes. Woodward (1926) dates this voyage from April to September 1812, ending when Gell landed at Rhodes. Woodward also indicated that some of the information was later published in various volumes of Antiquities of lonia published by the Society of Dilettanti. Interspersed with the descriptions are architectural drawings, inscriptions and plans.

William Gell Notebook [GELL 4534.c], William Gell Notebook, 1805-1810

This is a sketchbook with drawings of various places and people (including caricatures and some self-portraits). Sketches of places in Greece include the Acropolis of Athens, 'Temple of Jupiter Penhellenicus' (Temple of Aphaia) on Aegina, a plan of Mycenae, several landscape views of 'Scio' the capital of Arcadia and a view of Delos from the island Rhenea.

Keppel Craven Sketchbook [CRAV 1/1], Keppel Craven Sketchbook, 1811-1813

This undated sketchbook was probably produced between 1811-1813 by Keppel Richard Craven during the Second Ionian Mission sponsored by the Society of Dilettanti, which he was on with William Gell and the architects John Peter (Deering) Gandy and Francis Bedford. The sketches in this notebook show landscapes, buildings and people, als well as plans, ships, and miscellaneous objects. Few of the drawings have identifications and some of those include Bounarbashi (modern Pınarbaşı) in the Troad. 'Mycone' (probably Mykonos), Patras, Zante (modern Zakynthos), and Corinth. There are also plans of the harbour of Valetta in Malta and the town of Clazomenae (modern Urla) in Asia Minor. Two letters dated 6.6.24 and 8.vii.24 from Thomas Ashby, Director of the British School at Rome, to Arthur Woodward, Director of the British School at Athens, discussing the acquisition of the sketchbook are pasted into the notebook at the end.

William Gell Notebook [GELL 4534.d], William Gell Notebook, 1805-1810

The first half of this travel book is filled with compass-bearings and distance data on places in relation to Patras, Missolonghi, and the islands of Oxeia and Ithaca. Mixed in with this locational information are drawings of people, maps and coastlines, and Greek inscriptions. The second half of the book is blank.

William Gell Notebook [GELL 4534.e], William Gell Notebook, 1805-1810

Written on the flyleaf of the notebook is 'Book of Marble, Acroteria &c'. The notebook is dedicated to the study of architectural marbles, primarily acroteria, and how they are decorated. However, it also includes drawings of other objects, landscape views of Athens and a few inscriptions. Most of the drawings have been made on different papers and then glued to the notebook pages. Near the end of the notebook is a list of 'Angles' or compass-bearings and relational location information on sites in Greece.