Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA21/1/2/1/13
TitleArthur Bernard Cook
Extent16 items
DescriptionLetters to James Rendel Harris from Arthur Bernard Cook [classical scholar and archaeologist, Cambridge].

The letters are largely concerned with James Rendel Harris's and Arthur Bernard Cook's research: Cook comments on Harris's articles, suggests references that might interest Harris, and reports on the progress of his book 'Zeus: a Study in Ancient Religion'. He also gives news of his family and describes their holidays. /1 includes news of the progress of elections for 'the Greek chair' - Cook comments on the lectures, concluding that he would choose Pearson, and explains why he did not apply for the position himself, 13 November 1921; /8 he tells Harris that his brother has died, 13 February 1924; /10 discusses the date of a ceremonial cup belonging to Harris: 'It is certainly thinkable that an early Christian community, say in the 3rd century AD, copied a loving cup used by the devotees of Zeus Philios at Antioch', 6 July 1924; /14 describes a meeting in London held to discuss the dating of the cup, including Cook's summary of his views about its date, 7 December 1924.
ArrangementArranged in chronological order. One undated letter has been left in its original place in the series.
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionLot 22


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