Robert Gardner Collection

(1912-13)

Biography
After completing his studies at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Gardner was awarded the Craven Fellowship at the BSR, 1912-13 which was extended for a year 1913-14 to study the romanization of southern Italy. In 1913, in the company of Thomas Ashby, BSR Director and J.S. Beaumont, a fellow award-holder, he explored the via Appia and via Traiana from Rome to Brindisi. The First World War interrupted his studies as he volunteered for service and spent the duration of the war in France. Little is known of his post-war life apart from a reference to him as ‘Fellow and Bursar of Emmanuel College’ in 1958.

The Collection
This collection consists of nearly 1,600 photographic prints with relevant nitrate negatives.

What’s online
In collaboration with Giuseppe Ceraudo, Laboratorio di topografia antica e fotogrammetria, Università del Salento, Lecce 109 photographs have been catalogued and digitized between 2011-13.

Publications and Exhibitions
In 2012 and 2013 the following volumes have been published with accompanying exhibitions thank to the generous contribution of Giuseppe Ceraudo, Laboratorio di topografia antica e fotogrammetria, Università del Salento, Lecce.

Lungo l’Appia e la Traiana, 2012
La Regina Viarum e la via Traiana, 2013

Conditions governing access and reproduction
All material in this collection is available only by appointment with the Library and Archive staff. For Usage and Reproduction see here.

 

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