William Gell Collection

The BSR collection of the topographer and antiquary William Gell (1777-1836) comprises six note books, twenty-four loose topographical drawings and two topographical maps. Work has commenced on the collection in collaboration with Prof Roey Sweet, University of Leicester, beginning with a pilot project to publish online his sketchbook of monuments and landscapes in England and Scotland that has been digitized and catalogued (Notebook V) and will be available soon.

For a BSR Short Talk about Prof Roey Sweet’s new Leverhulme Trust-funded 3-year research project ‘War, travel and cultural exchange: William Gell and the British in Iberia, 1750-1830’, which includes research on the 213-page notebook in the BSR’s collection on Gell’s trip to Spain and Portugal, click on the link below.