James William Wild MSS.

Griffith Institute Archive

Description of material

This description is based on the General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G)

1. Identity statement

Reference code n/a

Title Wild MSS.

Dates of creation of the material 1842 to mid-1840s.

Extent 2 portfolios and 3 notebooks.

2. Context

Name of creator Wild, James William (1814-1892).

Administrative and biographical history
British architect. Born, Lincoln 1814. Died, London 1892. Assisted Lepsius's work in Egypt from 1842 onwards. Studied Arabic architecture in Cairo. When he returned to Britain he was appointed decorative architect to the Great Exhibition, 1851. Curator, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 1878-92.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 442.

Custodial history Formerly in the possession of Miss C. Wild (daughter?).

Immediate source of acquisition Note in general list for manuscripts in the Topographical Bibliography records stating the material was presented by his daughters.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content Two portfolios containing drawings and plans. Three illustrated notebooks.

System of arrangement Kept as received.

4. Access and use

Legal status Property of the Griffith Institute.

Access conditions No restrictions.

Copyright conditions Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material English.

Physical characteristics No problems.

Finding aids Catalogue.

5. Allied materials area

Location of originals These are originals.

Existence of copies None.

Related units of description None.

Associated material Not known.

Publications Not published.

(October 17, 2003)

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