UCL SSEES Library Archives
|Archive Collection description: 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)
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".
2 volumes, manuscript
See also: EVA, which contains Margaret Evans' husband's papers.
A record for this collection is also available on the UCL Archives web site. To see it, please type EVM into the search field.
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