Papers of Glyn Daniel

Scope and Content

Letters, including correspondence with Sir Mortimer Wheeler and correspondence relating to the Piltdown Hoax; diaries and notebooks; photographs; papers relating to novels; articles by and about Daniel; notes relating to the study and teaching of archaeology. Also included is correspondence of Daniel's wife, Ruth.

Administrative / Biographical History

Fellow of St John's College 1938-86; Disney Professor of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, 1974-81, Emeritus Professor 1981-6; BA 1st Class Hons with Distinction 1935; PhD 1938; MA 1939; LittD 1962; Intelligence Officer, RAF, 1940-45, in charge of Photo Interpretation, India and SE Asia, 1942-5, Wing Comdr, 1943; Steward of St John's College, 1946-55; Editor, Ancient Peoples and Places, 1955-86, and of Antiquity, 1958-86; Director: Anglia Television Ltd, 1959-81, Knight (First Class) of the Dannebrog, 1961; TV Personality of the Year, 1955; Publications include The Megalithic Builders of Western Europe, 1958, The Idea of Prehistory, 1961, The Origins and Growth of Archaeology, 1967, The First Civilisations, 1968, a guide book, The Hungry Archaeologist in France, 1963, and a detective novel The Cambridge Murders, 1945.

Arrangement

Divided into subjects and arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Note

Fellow of St John's College 1938-86; Disney Professor of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, 1974-81, Emeritus Professor 1981-6; BA 1st Class Hons with Distinction 1935; PhD 1938; MA 1939; LittD 1962; Intelligence Officer, RAF, 1940-45, in charge of Photo Interpretation, India and SE Asia, 1942-5, Wing Comdr, 1943; Steward of St John's College, 1946-55; Editor, Ancient Peoples and Places, 1955-86, and of Antiquity, 1958-86; Director: Anglia Television Ltd, 1959-81, Knight (First Class) of the Dannebrog, 1961; TV Personality of the Year, 1955; Publications include The Megalithic Builders of Western Europe, 1958, The Idea of Prehistory, 1961, The Origins and Growth of Archaeology, 1967, The First Civilisations, 1968, a guide book, The Hungry Archaeologist in France, 1963, and a detective novel The Cambridge Murders, 1945.

Preferred citation: St John's College Library, Papers of Glyn Daniel

Archivist's Note

11 Jun 2007

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