alan wace papers

Alan J. B. Wace Papers


Collection Number: GR ASCSA AJBW 023
Name(s) of Creator(s):  Alan J. B. Wace (1879-1957)
Title: Alan J. B. Wace Papers
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Language(s): English
Summary: The collection consists of  a photocopy of Alan Wace's notebook from his trip to Crete with Carl Blegen in 1920; photocopies of letters that Blegen sent to Wace; and photos.
Quantity:  0.04 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Elizabeth French, 2003.
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Alan J. B. Wace Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Alan J. B. Wace)


Alan John Bayard Wace (13 July 1879 in Cambridge, England – 9 November 1957, in Athens, Greece) was an English archaeologist. Wace was educated at Shrewsbury School and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was director of the British School at Athens (1914-1923), Deputy Keeper in the Department of Textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum (1924–1934), the second Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at University of Cambridge (1934–1944) and professor at the Farouk I University in Egypt (1943–1952). Among Wace's field projects were those at Sparta, Mycenae, Troy, Thessaly, Corinth, and Alexandria. Along with Carl Blegen, Wace carried out important work on the decipherment of Linear B tablets.

Source: Wikipedia (accessed November 2, 2020).


Box 1

1. Photocopy of Alan Wace's notebook of a trip to Crete with Carl Blegen (July-August 1920).

2. Photocopies of letters of Carl Blegen to Alan Wace.

3. Photos (6) of the Wace family with Lisa Wace (French) young.

4. Christmas card depicting three women clad in Greek costumes outside the Gennadius Library, sent by Gorham and Annette Stevens to the Wace family on December 25, 1940.

5. Photo from the 60th birthday of Alan Wace at Mycenae, 1939 (three copies). From left to right: Carl Blegen, Konstantinos Kourouniotis, Spyridon Marinatos, Bert Hodge Hill, Alan Wace, and Georg Karo.

6. Photos (4) of Alan Wace at Mycenae.