Papers of Sir Ian Richmond

Scope and Content

Archaeological papers of Sir Ian Richmond, 20th century, including:

  • plans, drawings and maps
  • notebooks containing field, and other notes
  • engagement diaries
  • correspondence with individuals
  • correspondence with various bodies, including: academic societies, archaeological committees, museums, and publications.
  • papers and photographs relating to archaeological sites, mainly to British sites, but also to foreign sites, particularly in Italy (especially Rome) and Gaul
  • academic papers, including lectures, articles, typescript drafts of books, and broadcasts etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Ian Richmond (1902-65) was an archaeologist specialising in Roman studies. See the Dictionary of National Biography for details.

Access Information

For admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed, 1965.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

There is an unpublished guide to the collection.