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Williamson, George Charles, 1858-1942



  • Existence: 1858 - 1942

Biographical Note

George Charles Williamson was an authority on archaeology and British culture. Born in Guildford, England in 1858, he was educated at London University. Early in his literary career, Williamson worked as a journalist, writing on local archeology and coin collecting. Williamson traveled in Europe extensively in search of writing material on archeological and artistic subjects. He was a great collector of miniatures and portraits and held memberships in the Royal Society of Literature and the Zoological Society and was declared a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Williamson wrote extensively on British art, culture, archeology, literature and collectibles.

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George Charles Williamson papers


This collection consists of a scrapbook of clippings, photographs, and correspondence relating to British author George Charles Williamson's 1923 book Curious Survivals: Habits and Customs of the Past that Still Live in the Present, about Victorian social practices in twentieth-century England.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1921-1937, undated