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Archive Collection description: EVM

EVM

Evans (Margaret) Collection (1883)

Margaret Evans (?1851-1893) was born Margaret Freeman, the daughter of a historian, E A Freeman. In 1878 she married the archaelogist and journalist Arthur Evans. She took an active interest in his work which specialised in the Balkans. After their marriage they lived in Ragusa (now Dubrovnik), Croatia until 1882 when her husband was expelled from the country as a result of his journalistic activities. In 1883 she accompanied her husband on a trip to Greece, Macedonia and Bulgaria. On this visit Arthur Evans was able to complete his study of an ancient site at Scupi (later Üskub, now Skopje in Macedonia. Margaret Evans lived in Oxford for the remainder of her life as her husband became keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford in 1884.
Ref: Brown, A "Before Knossos...Arthur Evan's travels in the Balkans and Crete" (Oxford, 1993)

Contents

Diaries detailing a journey taken April-September 1883 by Margaret Evans with her husband to Greece, Macedonia and Bulgaria. The first volume is entitled "Journal of Greek and Macedonian Travel" and the second "Journal of old Serbian and Bulgarian Travel".

1883

2 volumes, manuscript

(Language) English

Unrestricted access

See also: EVA, which contains Margaret Evans' husband's papers.





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