Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1868-07-14
Death 1926-07-12
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: archaeologist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000688.0x00032b

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868-1926) Traveller, Archaeologist and Government Official

Born 14 July 1868, the eldest daughter of Sir Hugh Bell, 2nd. Bt. Educated at Queen’s College, London and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, whence she graduated with 1st class Honours in History in 1887. Attached to Military Intelligence Dept., Cairo, 1915 and liaison officer of Arab Bureau in Iraq, 1916. Oriental Secretary to the High Commissioner, Iraq, 1917-20. Helped set up National Museum, Baghdad. Died Baghdad 12 July 1926.

From the guide to the Gertrude Bell Collection, 1914; 1920-1925; 1966, (Middle East Centre Archive, St Antony's College, Oxford)

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Subjects:

  • Travel
  • Archaeology

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Hertfordshire, England (as recorded)
  • Hertfordshire, England (as recorded)
  • Hitchin, Hertfordshire (as recorded)
  • Scutari, Turkey (?) (as recorded)
  • Scutari, Turkey (?) (as recorded)
  • Iraq (as recorded)