Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836

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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

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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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referencedIn Vol. CXCI (ff. 378). 1801-1808.Sir William Drummond, scholar and diplomatist: Letters to Lord Aberdeen: 1803-1808.includes:ff. 1-235 passim Reverend George Downing Whittington, writer on architecture: Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1801-1807.f..., 1801-1808 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XXVI (ff.314). 28 Jan. 1820-25 Mar. 1822, with additions mentioned above.includes:ff. 1, 5, 7, 14, 15, 17 Sir Humphry Davy, natural philosopher: Letters to Sir W. A'Court: 1819-1820.ff. 1-17 passim Papyri, Herculaneum: Letters rel. to: 1816-... British Library
creatorOf Dodwell, Edward, 1767-1832. Autograph letter signed with initials : Rome, to sir William Gell, [1830] Dec. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Society of Dilettanti drawings, prints, and letters, 1806-1880 The Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836. Autograph letters signed (5) : Grasmere, "Strawberry Hill," Venice, London, and Naples, to his aunt, Mrs. Smith, 1798 July 23-1822 Oct. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836. Autograph letter signed : [London], to C.K. Sharpe, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836. Autograph letter signed : Naples, to Mrs. Edward Lytton Bulwer, 1834 Nov. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836. [Sketchbook of Pompeii] [graphic]. Getty Research Library
creatorOf CRAVEN PAPERS. Vols. IX-XI. Correspondence of Sir William Gell; 1805-1836, n.d. Partly Latin, Greek, Italian and French. 63617 contains (ff. 1-38v) letters from John Peter Gandy, afterw. Deering, to Gell, 1815-1819; 63619, f. 226 (kept separately) is..., 1805-1836 British Library
creatorOf Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836. Journal, 1814 Aug 9 - 1815 May 31. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Gandy, John P. (John Peter), 1787-1850. Essays in the Greek class, [ca. 1811-1813]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George IV, King of Great Britain, 1768-1821. Letter signed : London, to Sir William Gell, 1820 July 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836. Autograph letters (2) signed : Rome and Naples, to Richard Payne Knight, 1818 June 25 and 1820 Jan. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. III. 5 Jan. 1806-17 May 1810, and undated.includes:ff. 3,197 Demetrio Antonopoulo: Letters from him and his wife to W. Windham: 1806, n.d.ff. 5, 118, 129, 142, 211 George James Cholmondeley, Commissioner of Excise: Correspondence with W. Win... British Library
referencedIn Vol. LVII (ff. 251). 1816-1817.includes:f. 1 Balmain, mother of Count Aleksandr Antonovich Balmain: Correspondence with Prince Lieven: 1815-1819.: Fr.ff. 2, 5, 59, 67, 93, 95, 156 Moreau, widow of J V M Moreau, Marshal of France: Correspondence w..., 1816-1817 British Library
creatorOf LETTERS TO SIR WILLIAM GELL, F.R.S., F.S.A.; 1806-[1835?]. Partly Latin, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Alphabetically arranged. Described, and partly printed and illustrated, by H. R. Hall, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, ii, 1915, pp. 76-87,..., 1806-1835 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence, G–W, unidentified correspondents, accounts, vouchers and receipts, 1791-1814 British Library
referencedIn Vol.CXCII(ff.351). 1809-1820.includes:f.1 James Wood, Fellow, afterwards Master, of St John's College, Cambridge: Letter to Lord Aberdeen: 1809.f.2 Sir William Gell, FRS; FSA: Letters to Lord Aberdeen: 1804-1809.f. 4 Henry Raikes, traveller an..., 1809-1820 British Library
referencedIn Halsted B. Vander Poel Campanian collection, circa 1570-1997 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836. William Gell letter to John Delafield, [1820?]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Temple, John. Business and private papers, 1675-1830. American Primers
referencedIn Society of Dilettanti (London, England). Society of Dilettanti drawings, prints, and letters, 1806-1880. Getty Research Library
referencedIn ABERDEEN PAPERS. Vol CCCVI (ff. 48). Draft of a review, by Lord Aberdeen, of Sir W. Gell's Topography of Troy. The unsigned review, printed in Edinburgh Review, vi, 1805, pp. 257-283, was principally the work of Sir W. Drummond (cf. a draft letter of... British Library
creatorOf Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836. Autograph letter signed : [Rome], to Il Cav. Luigi Chiaveri or Don Agostino Chiaveri, 1832 June 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. XLIII. (ff. 244). June-Nov. 1806.William Windham, Secretary of State, etc: General political correspondence: 1782-1810.includes:ff. 1, 60, 105, 184 Samuel A-? Humphreys: Letters to W. Windham: 1803-1810. f. 3 Maria Elliott: Letter to W. Windham... British Library
creatorOf Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836. Autograph letter signed : Albany, 1811 July 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gail-Goustis, 1823-1827 British Library
creatorOf Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836. Autograph letter signed : Naples, to Messrs. Jennings and Chaplin, 1832 Mar. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George IV, King of Great Britain, 1768-1821. person
associatedWith Caroline, Queen, consort of George IV, King of Great Britain, 1768-1821. person
associatedWith Chaplin, Mr, person
associatedWith Chiaveri, Luigi, person
correspondedWith Delafield, John person
associatedWith Dodwell, Edward, 1767-1832. person
associatedWith Gandy, John P. (John Peter), 1787-1850. person
associatedWith Jennings, Mr, person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Knight, Richard Payne, 1750-1824, person
associatedWith Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873. person
associatedWith Lytton, Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness, 1802-1882, person
associatedWith Meason, Laing. person
associatedWith Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. person
associatedWith Sharpe, Charles Kirkpatrick, 1781?-1851, person
associatedWith Smith, Mrs, person
correspondedWith Society of Dilettanti (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Temple, John. person
associatedWith Townshend, Lord. person
associatedWith VanderPoel, Halsted B. person
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Canada, North America
Pompeii (Extinct city)
Germany
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Italy
Constantinople, Byzantine empire
Italy--Pompeii (Extinct city)
Peru, South America
Switzerland
Europe
Suli, Epirus
Blanc, Mont (France and Italy)
Suli, Epirus
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Travelers' writings, English
Nobility
Geology
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Birth 1777-04-01

Death 1836-02-04

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