Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1777-04-01
Death 1836-02-04
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: of Add MS 37884

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000446.0x0003ce

English archaeologist and traveller.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) : Grasmere, "Strawberry Hill," Venice, London, and Naples, to his aunt, Mrs. Smith, 1798 July 23-1822 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269590540

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Naples, to Mrs. Edward Lytton Bulwer, 1834 Nov. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269575257

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to C.K. Sharpe, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269571771

English archaeologist.

From the description of Autograph letters (2) signed : Rome and Naples, to Richard Payne Knight, 1818 June 25 and 1820 Jan. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269587504

English archaeology and traveller.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Rome], to Il Cav. Luigi Chiaveri or Don Agostino Chiaveri, 1832 June 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269580881

Epithet: FRS, FSA

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001219.0x000297

Sir William Gell (1777-1836) was a classical archaeologist and topographer. From 1804 to 1806 he traveled in Greece and the neighboring islands. In 1807, he was elected a member of the Society of Dilettanti and a fellow of the Royal Society. In 1811 the Society of Dilettanti commissioned him to explore Greece and Asia Minor, resulting in several publications on topography, including Geography and Antiquities of Ithaca and Itinerary of Greece. He was knighted in 1814, and died at Naples in 1836.

From the description of Journal, 1814 Aug 9 - 1815 May 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702177091

Sir William Gell (1777-1836) was a traveler, archaeologist and topographer. Gell first visited the Mediterranean in 1801. He spent the opening years of the century exploring ancient remains in Turkey and Greece, but by 1815 Gell's attention had turned to Italy. He lived in Rome and Naples and concentrated on the archaeological remains of these areas. In both phases of his career, Gell documented his archaeological and topographic research, publishing more than ten books, often illustrated with his own drawings.

From the description of [Sketchbook of Pompeii] [graphic]. [ca. 1830] (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 123408312

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Subjects:

  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • Nobility
  • Geology
  • Topography

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Places:

  • Canada, North America (as recorded)
  • Pompeii (Extinct city) (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Aberdeenshire, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Italy (as recorded)
  • Constantinople, Byzantine empire (as recorded)
  • Italy--Pompeii (Extinct city) (as recorded)
  • Peru, South America (as recorded)
  • Switzerland (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Suli, Epirus (as recorded)
  • Blanc, Mont (France and Italy) (as recorded)
  • Suli, Epirus (as recorded)