• Title
    Bent Diaries
  • Held at
  • Reference
  • Date
  • Creator
    Bent, James Theodore (1852-1897) traveller and archaeologistMore Info on Creator
    Bent, Mabel Virginia Anna (d 1929) née Hall-Dare, traveller and writerMore Info on Creator
  • Scope and Content
    Diaries and notebooks of James Theodore and Mabel Virginia Anna Bent, describing their travels in Africa, Southwest Asia and the eastern Mediterranean. Theodore's notebooks and diaries mainly record information about the geography and history of the places, and details of archaeological work, inscriptions and languages. Mabel's diaries are more anecdotal, being concerned with the logistics of travel, the difficulties and mishaps occuring during the couple's journeys, and her impressions and opinions of the people and places that she encounters.
  • Notes
    The Institute of Classical Studies Library and the Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies are housed and administered together. Ownership of the Bent diaries rests with the Societies, not with the Institute.
  • Conditions of access
    Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the library. Access is by prior appointment only. Researchers seeking further information or wishing to consult the material should first contact the Librarian at the Institute of Classical Studies.
  • Extent
    3 boxes (25 notebooks)
  • Language
    English, Greek (classical)
  • System of Arrangement
  • Finding aids
    Handlist deposited in the National Register of Archives (NRA 35451).
  • Level of description
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