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Gertrude Bell.

Author: Mark Jackson; Glyn Goodrick; University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Library.
Publisher: [Newcastle, U.K.] : Newcastle University, Robinson Library, [200-]?
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Database:WorldCat
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The Robinson Library at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne presents information about the library's Gertrude Bell collection. Bell (1868-1926) was an archaeologist and traveler born in Washington, Durham, England. As a female traveler at the turn of the century who did not stick to standard patterns of Western travel, Gertrude Bell's life and experience offer researchers a unique look through Western eyes at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Diaries
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Gertrude Lowthian Bell; Gertrude Lowthian Bell; Gertrude Lowthian Bell; Gertrude Lowthian Bell
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Jackson; Glyn Goodrick; University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Library.
OCLC Number: 49351986
Notes: "The Bell website is now complete."
Site responsibility: The Gertrude Bell Papers and book collection: Newcastle University Library Special Collections; The Gertrude Bell Photographic Archive: Dr Mark Jackson, School of Historical Studies; technical aspects & design of this site: Glyn Goodrick.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other Titles: Gertrude Bell project

Abstract:

The Robinson Library at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne presents information about the library's Gertrude Bell collection. Bell (1868-1926) was an archaeologist and traveler born in Washington, Durham, England. As a female traveler at the turn of the century who did not stick to standard patterns of Western travel, Gertrude Bell's life and experience offer researchers a unique look through Western eyes at the world, especially the Middle East. Her knowledge of the country and its tribes thereby gained made her a prime target for recruitment by British Intelligence during the First World War, later, as a Political Officer, and then as Oriental Secretary to the High Commissioner in Baghdad, she became a king-maker in the new state of Iraq, which she had helped to create. Includes over 1,600 letters to her parents, 16 diaries, 7,000 photographs, and other miscellaneous items.

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