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JAMISON, Evelyn Mary (1877-1972)


Reference code(s): GB 1370 WIA, Evelyn Jamison

Held at: Warburg Institute

Title: JAMISON, Evelyn Mary (1877-1972)

Date(s): [1912-1972]

Level of description: collection

Extent: 9 boxes

Name of creator(s): Jamison | Evelyn Mary | 1877-1972 | art historian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Evelyn Mary Jamison was born in Lancashire, 1877 and raised there and in London. As a young woman she attended art school in Paris before going up to Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Awarded a research fellowship by Somerville College, Oxford, she spent several years in Rome and Naples. Returning to Oxford, she became Librarian and Bursar (1907-1917) Assistant Tutor (1917-1921) and Tutor and Vice-Principal (1921-1937) at Lady Margaret Hall; she was also a University Lecturer in History (1928-1935). Jamison retired to London aged 60 to concentrate on her edition of the Catalogus Baronum (Baronial Catalogue). She continued to carry out historical research until her death in 1972.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Evelyn Mary Jamison, art historian, [1912-1972], including notes and material on the Catalogus Baronum and photographs and transcripts of documents from archives in southern Italy. Topics covered include: Italian Medieval Art; Southern Italian, especially Sicilian, History and Art.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Original order

Conditions governing access:

Archive material is accessible for the purpose of private study and personal research and within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Archive reading room. Access is with permission from the Institute Director and by prior appointment only. Potential users are advised to browse the Institute website and contact the Archivist, Dr des Claudia Wedepohl, before planning a visit. Access to individual items in the Warburg Institute Archives may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies, at the discretion of the archivist, may be provided for research use only (working papers: up to 10% of any archive pressmark; correspondence by authors for whom the department doesn't hold copyright: up to 10% of the institutes holdings). Traditional photography is allowed at the discretion of the archivist, no digital cameras. Scans and digital photographs can be ordered at the discretion of the archivist. Requests to publish original material have to be submitted to the Archivist.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Collection level description available on-line at the University of London Research Services website


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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

On permanent loan from Jamison's literary executor, 1973.


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Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Apr 2008

Art history | Art theory | Arts
Italian history | European history | National history
Medieval history | Historical periods

Personal names
Jamison | Evelyn Mary | 1877-1972 | art historian

Corporate names

Sicily | Italy | Western Europe | Europe