David George Hogarth

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David George Hogarth
Born 23 May 1862
Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire
Died 6 November 1927
Oxford
Nationality United Kingdom
Fields Archaeology, Classics, Education, Journalism, Fund Directorship, Museum curatorship, Intelligence operations and directorship, Diplomacy
Institutions British School at Athens, Ashmolean Museum
Alma mater Oxford University
Influences Arthur Evans
Influenced T. E. Lawrence
Spouse Laura Violet (Hogarth) Uppleby

David George Hogarth (23 May 1862 – 6 November 1927) was a British archaeologist and scholar associated with T. E. Lawrence and Arthur Evans.

Biography[edit]

D.G. Hogarth was the son of Reverend George Hogarth, Vicar of Barton-upon-Humber, and Jane Elizabeth (Uppleby) Hogarth. He had a sister three years younger, Janet E. Courtney, an author and feminist. In one of his autobiographical works, Hogarth claimed to be an antiquary who was made so rather than born to it. He said, "nothing disposed me to my trade in early years." Those years included a secondary education, 1876–1880, at Winchester College, which claims to be, and was labeled by Hogarth as, "our oldest Public School."[1]

Between 1887 and 1907, Hogarth travelled to excavations in Cyprus, Crete, Egypt, Syria, Melos, and Ephesus (the Temple of Artemis).[2] On the island of Crete, he excavated Zakros. Hogarth was named director of the British School at Athens in 1897 and occupied the position until 1900.[3] He was the keeper of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford from 1909 [4] until his death in 1927.[5][6] In 1915, during World War I, Hogarth joined the Geographical Section of the Naval Intelligence Division. He also was the acting director of the Arab Bureau for a time during the war, with Kinahan Cornwallis as his deputy.[citation needed] Hogarth was close with T.E. Lawrence. He worked closely with Lawrence to plan the Arab Revolt.[7]

From 1925 to 1927 he was President of the Royal Geographical Society [8]

On 7 November 1894, D. G. Hogarth had married Laura Violet Uppleby, daughter of one George Charles Uppleby.[9] Laura and Jane Elizabeth Uppleby shared a common great great grandfather, one John Uppleby of Wootton, Linconlnshire.[10] Laura Violet was 26 at the time; David George, 32. They had one son, William David Hogarth (1901–1965).[11]

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Bibliography[edit]

By Hogarth[edit]

With Hogarth as editor[edit]

  • Authority and Archaeology - Sacred and Profane - Essays on the relation of monuments to Biblical and Classical Literature (1899 2nd Edition)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hogarth 1910, pp. 1–2.
  2. ^ "HOGARTH, David George". Who's Who, 59: p. 855. 1907. 
  3. ^ http://bsahistory.blogspot.fr/2008/02/bsa-managing-committee-1886-1918.html
  4. ^ It was at the Ashmolean in early 1909 that Hogarth first met T.E. Lawrence - Wilson, Jeremy (1989) Lawrence of Arabia p.53 - ( see also long footnote on p.987-988 where Robert Graves in his 1927 work Lawrence and the Arabs had an account of the meeting as January 1909 )
  5. ^ M, J. L. (1927) Dr. D. G. Hogarth, C.M.G M, J. L Nature Vol: 120 Issue: 3029 ISSN: 0028-0836 Date: 1927 Pages: 735 - 737, ...By the unexpected death of Dr. David George Hogarth (Nov. 6), geography and archaeology lost briefly their most distinguished representatives in Great Britain ...
  6. ^ "DEATH OF ARCHAEOLOGIST.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 8 November 1927. p. 15. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "The Penetration of Arabia: A Record of the Development of Western Knowledge Concerning the Arabian Peninsula". World Digital Library. 1904. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  8. ^ "David George Hogarth". JSTOR. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Foster, J (1871).The pedigree of Wilson of High Wray & Kendal, and the families connected with them. Google Books.[1]
  10. ^ Ball, H.W. (1856). The social history and antiquities of Barton-upon-Humber. Google Books [2]
  11. ^ A summary of the family connections of Hogarth and his wife is to be found, with sources, at "David George Hogarth". ancestry.com. 2011. 

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