Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926

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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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referencedIn Vol. LXVI ( ff. 324 ). 20 Mar. 1893-31 May 1895.includes:f. 1 Ada Dayrell Fowler, alias 'Dayrell Trelawney', author: Agreement with R. Bentley and Son: 1893.: Signed. f. 3 Mary Elizabeth Carter, afterwards Stevenson; novelist: Agreements with R. Ben... British Library
referencedIn DIARIES OF GERTRUDE MARGARET LOWTHIAN BELL, made on a journey from Damascus to Baghdad and Babylon and back to Aleppo; 9 Feb.-23 May 1911. Included are rough sketches and plans, Arabic aphorisms and inscriptions, and copies of Greek, Syriac, and Nab... British Library
creatorOf Vol. XCIII (ff. 195). April 1921-Dec. 1923.includes:ff. 1, 167, 187 Miss Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, archaeologist: Correspondence between Lord Cecil and Miss Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell: 1921-1924. f. 6 Sir Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Vi... British Library
referencedIn Ernst Herzfeld Papers, 1899-1962 Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
creatorOf Vol. XCII (ff. 168). Nov. 1915-March 1921.includes:f. 5 Army; England: Memorandum rel. to treatment of wounded in France: circa 1914-1915.: Copy. ff. 7, 8 Navy; England: Memoranda rel. to oil reserves: [1915?]. ff. 9, 11 Walter Hines Page, US diploma... British Library
creatorOf Vol. V B (ff. 141). Sept. 1920-1930.includes:f. 1 W. A. Gallaher, US citizen in Baghdad: Letters to his father, F. M. Gallaher: 1920: Copies.f. 1 W. A. Gallaher, US citizen in Baghdad: Letters to Miss M. Fischer: 1920: Extracts.ff. 2, 6 Captain... British Library
referencedIn Balfour, F.C.C., 1892-1958 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Vol. XCIV (ff. 177). Jan. 1924-Oct. 1926.includes:ff. 1-3v, 72, 83-101v, 103 Charles Bathurst, 1st Viscount Bledisloe: Correspondence between Lord Cecil and Lord Bledisloe: 1909-1931: Partly signed.ff. 4, 50 Lady Moyra de Vere Cavendish, wife of ... British Library
referencedIn Richmond, J., 1977 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Gertrude Bell Collection, 1914; 1920-1925; 1966 St. Antony's College (University of Oxford). Middle East Centre Archive
referencedIn Elizabeth Robins Papers, 1803-1963 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Getty Research Institute. Study photographs of ancient architecture. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Cromer Papers, 1881-1931
referencedIn Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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associatedWith Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer, 1841-1917 person
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associatedWith Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948 person
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Hertfordshire, England
Hertfordshire, England
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Scutari, Turkey (?)
Scutari, Turkey (?)


Birth 1868-07-14

Death 1926-07-12





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