Collection Wild MSS - James William Wild Collection

Identity area

Reference code

Wild MSS

Title

James William Wild Collection

Date(s)

  • 1842-mid 1840s (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

2 portfolios and 3 notebooks

Context area

Name of creator

(1814-1892)

Biographical history

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.

Archival history

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

Accruals

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

  • English

Script of material

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No problems.

Finding aids

Catalogue.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies

None.

Related units of description

Other Archives:

  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1938. London: The Board of Education, 1939. The material in the V&A includes plans, sketches, drawings, etc. of Islamic monuments in Cairo (mosques and domestic buildings), as well as of monuments from other cities/countries, such as Damascus, Greece, Italy and Spain.

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Not published.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0517B