Collectie Wild MSS - James William Wild Collection


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Wild MSS


James William Wild Collection


  • 1842-mid 1840s (Vervaardig)



Omvang en medium

2 portfolios and 3 notebooks


Naam van de archiefvormer



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.

Geschiedenis van het archief

Formerly in the possession of Miss C. Wild (daughter?).

Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging

There is an entry for the Wild MSS in the Topographical Bibliography manuscripts' records list stating that his daughters presented the material. The accession of the Wild MSS was also reported in the Ashmolean Museum Report, see below, where it is said that the MSS were presented by Wild's daughter, Miss Wild.

Inhoud en structuur

Bereik en inhoud

Two portfolios containing drawings and plans, and three illustrated notebooks.

Waardering, vernietiging en slectie



Kept as received.

Voorwaarden voor toegang en gebruik

Voorwaarden voor raadpleging

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Voorwaarden voor reproductie

Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

Taal van het materiaal

  • Engels

Schrift van het materiaal

Taal en schrift aantekeningen

Fysieke eigenschappen en technische eisen

No problems.



Verwante materialen

Bestaan en verblifplaats van originelen

These are originals.

Bestaan en verblijfplaats van kopieën


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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Notitie Publicaties

Not published.

Notitie Publicaties

  • Accession note, see 'Report of the Committee of Management of the Griffith Institute for the year 1939' in Ashmolean Museum Report 1939, p. 41 ("Wild MSS. Note-book containing plans, copies of scenes and inscriptions, and notes by James William Wild, later curator of the Soane Museum (1842). Presented by his daughter, Miss Wild.").


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Identificatie van de beschrijving

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Niveau van detaillering

Verwijdering van datering archiefvorming

Taal (talen)



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