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About the John Pendlebury Family Papers

The John Pendlebury Family Papers cover the period from 1913 to 1964 and document the life of archaeologist and WWII hero John Devitt Stringfellow Pendlebury, his wife Hilda and their family.

Photograph of a group [in the Greek countryside], labelled as “Kamanachia” [PEN 7/3/4/11], Photograph of a group [in the Greek countryside], labelled as “Kamanachia”, Undated

The group is composed of 2 [local] men with horses (one pointing a gun into the air) and an [archaeologist] with a dog. [Location not identified].

Prints of photographs [compiled by Hilda Pendlebury for her writings about her and John Pendlebury’s travels around Crete], partially complete [PEN 7/3/5/8], Prints of photographs [compiled by Hilda Pendlebury for her writings about her and John Pendlebury’s travels around Crete], partially complete, Undated [c.1928-1964]

Consists of 5 pages with prints of photographs stuck onto them, labelled in [Hilda Pendlebury’s handwriting]. Contains 5 photographs, 4 of which are later prints of photographs in a photograph album PEN 7/2/4. The 5th seems to be a later print of a photograph which is missing from this same album.

Negatives in a “Turners of Cambridge” envelope, mainly of Greece [PEN 7/3/7/10], Negatives in a “Turners of Cambridge” envelope, mainly of Greece, [1928-1940]

The only negative which does not have a corresponding print elsewhere in the John Pendlebury Family Papers Archive is of [John Pendlebury] on a horse, wearing an army uniform [c. Jan 1940 at 110th Officer Cadet Training Unit (Cavalry), Weedon, Northamptonshire].

Envelope containing photographs of Greece labelled “some duplicates” [by Hilda Pendlebury] [PEN 7/3/7/11], Envelope containing photographs of Greece labelled “some duplicates” [by Hilda Pendlebury], Undated [1928-1935]

Photographs of archaeological sites, landscapes, and 2 of people. 13 are duplicates of photographs elsewhere in the John Pendlebury Family Papers Archive, 4 are similar to other photographs in the Archive, 1 is labelled but is not a duplicate and 3 are unidentified.

Negative index book for “Museum Objects” [PEN 7/5/27/6], Negative index book for “Museum Objects”, c. 1920s – 1930s

Refers to items in PEN 7/5/20, 22-23 & 25-36. The book also includes lists of “prints lacking negatives” and glass negatives.