James William Wild Collection
- 1842-mid 1840s (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
2 portfolios and 3 notebooks
Name of creator
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.
Formerly in the possession of Miss C. Wild (daughter?).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Note in general list for manuscripts in the <i>Topographical Bibliography</i> records stating the material was presented by his daughters.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Two portfolios containing drawings and plans, and three illustrated notebooks.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Kept as received.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
These are originals.
Existence and location of copies
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