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Layard (Austen Henry) Archive
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Auction sale material

Auction catalogues and other printed material relating to the sale of archaeological items originally discovered by Henry Austen Layard, including: Catalogue for the sale at Sotheby & Co. on 11th April 1960 of Lot 72 Assyrian Relief, sold by Julia Du Cane Catalogue for the sale at Sotheby's on 4 December 1979 of two Assyrian Reliefs, sold by the Earl of Harrowby Catalogue for the sale at Christie's on 6th July 1994 of the Canford Assyrian Reliefs, sold by the Governors of Canford School in Dorset Newspaper cuttings relating to the sale of the Canford Assyrian Reliefs Edition of TIME magazine, publiished 18th July 1994, containing a news item on the sale of the Canford Assyrian Reliefs.

Bundle of Press Cuttings.

Concerning the death, funeral, and estate of Lady Layard, bequests to the British Museum and the controversy regarding the Layard Collection in Venice. Featuring British Italian and German newspapers, all with annotations. One cutting from the Daily Telegraph (dated 12th April 1960) is annotated in a different hand and relates to a Sotheby's auction of Nineveh marble.

Despatch Box

Despatch box formerly belonging to Richard Du Cane and bearing his name engraved on its brass handle. Contains a set of writing implements and a pair of scissors.

Family History

Concerning the history of the Guest family. Includes a letter [unsigned] concerning the recent consultation of records relating to the Guest family, and a printed Pedigree of Guest of Brosley, Salop, printed by Mr. Hewins and entitled A Brief Note on the History of the Guest Family.

House History

House history concerning the history of the house at 3 Savile Row, Burlington Gardens, London (owned by the Layards).

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