Diaries of C.H. Hawes

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. b. 443, c. 1040-1, d. 1448-51, e. 1550-69; Photogr. c. 13
  • Dates of Creation
      [ca. 1887]-1935
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      28 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Diaries, with transcripts, of C.H. Hawes, relating to tours of:

  • France, Belgium and Switzerland, 1897-8
  • The Far East: India, Burma, Ceylon, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Siberia and Sakhalin, 1900-1
  • Greece, Turkey and Crete, 1904-5
  • Crete, 1909

The collection also contains an account book and photographs for the tour to the Far East, 1900-1; miscellaneous notes removed from the diaries; and a notebook of verses compiled by Leonora Lloyd, ca. 1888.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Henry Hawes (1867-1943) was an anthropologist and Associate Director of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, USA.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library in 1987.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Alternative Form Available

For conservation reasons readers are asked to consult the transcripts of the diaries.


The diaries for 1900-1 were used for the basis of Hawes's book on the Russian convicts of the islands of Sakhalin, In the uttermost East (London, New York, 1903). Hawes prepared two of the Handbooks prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office, no. 55, Eastern Siberia, and no. 56, Sakhalin, (both published by H.M. Stationery Office, 1920).