Photocopy of diary of journey to Hayil, 1914 and extracts from letters to Col. Doughty-Wylie; letters to H. Bowman; lecture about GB by CJ Edmonds; Heussler’s correspondence with Dorothy van Ess. Photographic Collection.
Gertrude Bell Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 165 0023
- Dates of Creation1914; 1920-1925; 1966
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868-1926) Traveller, Archaeologist and Government Official
Born 14 July 1868, the eldest daughter of Sir Hugh Bell, 2nd. Bt. Educated at Queen’s College, London and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, whence she graduated with 1st class Honours in History in 1887. Attached to Military Intelligence Dept., Cairo, 1915 and liaison officer of Arab Bureau in Iraq, 1916. Oriental Secretary to the High Commissioner, Iraq, 1917-20. Helped set up National Museum, Baghdad. Died Baghdad 12 July 1926.
Conditions Governing Access
For further information on how to use the Middle East Centre Archive, please see our Archon entry at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/a/A13531965
Family papers lent to Elizabeth Monroe for photocopying.
Other Finding Aids
Fonds level description created by Clare Brown 11 June 1998 and revised by Debbie Usher 6 October 2003. File level description created by C. Brown 22 January 1998.
Conditions Governing Use
No restrictions on copying or quotation other than statutory regulations and preservation concerns
Gertrude Bell’s papers left to her niece, Elsa, Lady Richmond; correspondence with Humphrey Bowman removed from Bowman papers; Robert Heussler’s papers about Gertrude Bell.
Location of Originals
Gertrude Bell Papers in Newcastle University Library.