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RefNo WHEELER/C/2/2
Title 'Cotton, M'
Date1 1955
StorageSite UCL Special Collections
Level File
Extent 1 file
AdminHistory Dr Molly Aylwin Cotton (d. 31 May 1984) was born in the Isle of Man and trained as a medical doctor in the University of London. She was converted to archaeology on a Hellenic cruise, and took the Diploma in Archaeology, 1936, in the newly founded Institute of Archaeology in London. From 1934 to 1937, she was, with Kitty Richardson, Deputy Director of Wheeler's excavation of Maiden Castle. She took part in Wheeler's campaign of study of the hill forts of northern France and worked with him from 1949 onwards at Verulamium. When her husband, the distinguished Canadian cardiologist, died in 1965, she went to live in Rome where she went on excavating and publishing, and was a kind of patroness of the British School. In 1972 she set up the Dr M Aylwin Cotton Foundation, which annually awards Fellowships and Publication Grants to scholars working on the archaeology, architecture, history, language or art of the Mediterranean area. She was for a few years a Trustee of 'Antiquity' and was an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy
Description Correspondence between Wheeler and Molly Aylwin Cotton, concerning meetings of the Verulamium Excavation Committee (of which Aylwin Cotton was Honorary Secretary), progress report on the Verulamium excavations, agendas and minutes of the Committee, etc.
Repository GB 0103
AccessStatus Open
AccessConditions The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
ReproductionConditions Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.
CatalogueStatus Catalogued
Language English
Term Archaeological excavations
PersonKey Cotton; M Aylwin (d. 1984); archaeologist
CorporateKey Verulamium Excavation Committee
PlaceKey Verulamium (England)

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