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Evans, Sir Arthur John (1851-1941) Knight, archaeologist
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Letter from Ellen Philips to Anna Maria Philips

Sutton Oaks, Macclesfield. - The title of the first poem ["The Bride of Dionysus" - sent her by Anna Maria Philips, see 19/12] made her 'long for the evening to read it'. Has been most interested in the 'explorations' at Knossos [by Sir Arthur Evans], and has 'followed them closely' since she belongs to the Hellenic Society and the Egypt Exploration [Society]. The 'marvellous civilisation' with its mysterious sudden end are very romantic. 'While puzzling over drains' recently she has thought about the 'wonderful system' at Knossos, which [James] Baikie says were hardly matched in Europe until the mid-nineteenth century; is just now reading Baikie's "The Sea Kings of Crete. They [she and her husband?] used to plan to go to Crete and had an introduction to Dr Evans from his father; she could have stayed with Miss Cortazzi, who kept the 'little hotel for the excavators - a cousin of my Cortazzi cousins' but never did. Likes the poem very much; compares it favourably with Stephen Phillips's "Odysseus" [sic: Ulysses"]. Would be good to see it performed; she and her husband went to see "Ulysses" in London and 'the glamour remains' with her. Hopes Anna got safe home; looks forward to seeing her on the 23rd. Used to read Greek with Mr Philips when they visited The Bank; he liked to read over his favourite books of the Odyssey.

Typed letter from William Ridgeway to J. G. Frazer

Fen Ditton, Cambridge - Thanks him for [the second edition of 'The Golden Bough']; is glad to hear from Mrs Frazer how he fares in foreign lands; has been put on the Caius Governing Body, and then the University Council, thinks it would be helpful as the next four years will be important for the advancement of anthropology there, 'I know that you will consider me a jackass for going into University business', [Francis?] Jenkinson and [M. R.?] James both voted against him, 'to keep me from wasting my time'; is about to publish volume one of his book, going ahead even though new discoveries are made during every spring's diggings; A. J. Evans gave a lecture on Cnossus; [John?] Capstick is flourishing and the Fellowship dividend has gone up; [Henry?] Jackson is much better; [Arthur?] Verrall still poorly; [Solomon?] Schechter is better; encloses a document sent him by C. H. Read [not present]; [Herbert Hope?] Risley is a splendid fellow; Ridgeway is pushing for a new museum of anthropology, has an old Caius friend, wealthy, childless, interested in archaeology, who will help and will work the City Companies for him.

Letter from Warren R. Dawson to Lady Frazer

28 Grange Road, Barnes, S.W.13 - Thanks her for sending letters from Mlle. Rivet and Paul Geuthner; has begun to mark copy [of the Frazer Lectures volume] for the printer, is adding footnotes - Moret's lecture will take time; the size of the page is determined by Evans' illustrations; will need to rewrite Westermarck's MS, as it is full of corrections; the lectures are of unequal lengths, with Malinowski's the longest; asks for some information on the origin for the Introduction; Macmillan says they can publish in October only if it is sent at an early date; Macmillan will not pay him for the work.