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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks; Transcription of Various Cuneiform Inscriptions (N-125)

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (article ; 78 pages, 22.7 cm. x 30.4 cm.)
2 Items (article Folder 2 : 1 article ; 9 pages, 22.7 cm. x 30.4 cm.)
3 Items (article Folder 3 : 1 article ; 39 pages, 21.5 cm. x 27.8 cm.)
4 Notebooks (Folder 4 : 1 notebook, 15 cm. x 22.2 cm.)
5 Items (typed note Folder 5 : 1 typed note ; 39 pages, 21.7 cm. x 28 cm.)
6 Items (typed note Folder 6 : 1 typed note ; 25 pages, 21.7 cm. x 28 cm.)
7 Letters (Folder 7 : correspondence : 1 letter ; 1 page, 17.7 cm. x 22.7 cm.)
7 Items (note Folder 7 : 1 note ; 1 page, 17.2 cm. x 12.3 cm.)
7 Items (photographic print Folder 7 : 1 photographic print, 13.8 cm. x 8.3 cm.)
8 Items (loose leaves Folder 8 : 9 loose leaves, 22.5 cm. x 28.8 cm. or smaller)
8 Sketches (Folder 8 : 13 sketches, 24 cm. x 35 cm. or smaller)
8 Items (loose pages, 21 cm. x 30 cm. or smaller)
9 Items (note Folder 9 : 1 note ; 3 pages, 20.8 cm. x 29.7 cm. or smaller)
10 Letters (Folder 10 : correspondence : 1 letter ; 1 page, 13.1 cm. x 20.2 cm.)
10 Items (sketch Folder 10 : 1 sketch, 27.9 cm. x 21.9 cm.)
11 Items (loose leaves Folder 11 : 34 loose leaves, 22.4 cm. x 28.5 cm. or smaller)
12 Items (article Folder 12 : 1 article ; 8 pages, 14.2 cm. x 21.2 cm.)
13 Pages (Folder 13 : clipping : 1 page, 31.5 cm. x 47.2 cm.)
14 Items (article Folder 14 : 1 article ; 38 pages, 21.5 cm. x 28 cm.)
15 Items (loose leaves Folder 15 : 10 loose leaves, 21 cm. x 26.8 cm.)
15 Items (photographic prints Folder 15 : 5 photographic prints, 12.8 cm. x 18 cm. or smaller)
16 Items (loose leaves Folder 16 : 7 loose leaves, 12.3 cm. x 17.5 cm.)
16 Items (paper squeezes Folder 16 : 3 paper squeezes, 10 cm. x 14 cm. or smaller)
16 Items (photographic print Folder 16 : 1 photographic print, 12.7 cm. x 20.4 cm.)
16 Items (articles Folder 16 : publication : 6 articles, 23 cm. x 30.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Notebooks
Letters
Sketches
Pages
Place:
Asia
Iran
Syria
Aleppo (Syria)
Damascus (Syria)
Persepolis (Iran)
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1904-1946
Scope and Contents:
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 1 reads, ""Damascus: Studies in Architecture-II" (Ars Islamica) page proofs of text."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 2 reads, ""Damascus: Studies in Architecture-I" (Ars Islamica) page proofs of illustrations."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 3 reads, ""Simplified Outline of Sanskrit Historical Phonology...,'" F.Edgerton."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 4 reads, "Notebook of rough sketches and descriptions of 74 objects (perhaps for unidentified loan)."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 5 reads, "List of Persepolis Expedition field negatives with numbers of corresponding Oriental Institute catalogue numbers."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 6 reads, "Herzfeld's undated proposal for publication of 22 volumes over a 10-year period, covering his life work to about 1932."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 7 reads, "Letter of April 19, 1934 from N.L.Falcon enclosing photo of "boulder" (astodān?) in Tang Malagha with map of location."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 8 reads, "Notes and sketches of rock-tombs in Paphlagonia."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 9 reads, "Note on ruins at Holilan (near Kermanshah) and sketch of Luristan bronze."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 10 reads, "Pencil sketches of three bridges near Khurramabad and letter, Feb.2, 1926."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 11 reads, "Notes and copies of Arabic inscriptions in Great Mosque, Hamah and in Damascus."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 12 reads, "Photostat copy of "An Achaemenian tomb-inscription at Persepolis," Davis. JRAS, April, 1932."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 13 reads, "Newspaper clipping from Dichtung und Welt (Prague) No.40, 1929. "Arkona und Rethra." Eine Glosse zu Strzygowskis Werk, "Altslaview Kunst." J. Peisker."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 14 reads, "First version of "Damascus: Studies in Architecture IV" (final version published in Ars Islamica)."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 15 reads, "Notes on Hebrew inscriptions in synagogue, Aleppo."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 16 reads, "Notes on bronze object with cuneiform inscription AMI, vol.IX, pp.159-177 (see Photo File 6-18/22)."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-125, folder 17 reads, "Six offprints of "Damascus: Studies in Architecture-IV"."
Arrangement:
In the original arrangement of the Ernst Herzfeld Archive, Notebooks were included in a larger body of diverse material acknowledged by Ernst Herzfeld as his study collection. In the early 1970s, Joseph Upton, for research purpose, rearranged the collection and created a specific series (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks, 1904-1946, 1957, n.d.) for 131 notebooks, including four ledgers and eight travel journals. Upton has given this notebook an accession number, N-125, related to the series he created for the notebooks, probably following Herzfeld's original organization.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers; N-125

FSA A.6 03.125
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Cuneiform inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions, Arabic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 03.125
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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N-88: Contains cuneiform inscriptions from Assur; Greek inscriptions from Cilicia; notes on Islamic architecture, including the Mustansiriyya in Baghdad; itinerary Qyzribat-Khaniqin with notes on mosque in Kerkuk; itinerary Hamadan-Enzeli; extract from...

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Notebook (67 pages, 15.8 cm. x 19.8 cm.)
1 Item (Notes (2 leaves), 19.9 cm. x 30.5 cm)
1 Item (Notes (1 leaf), 13.3 cm. x 13.6 cm)
1 Item (Notes (1 leaf), 17.7 cm. x 22.1 cm)
1 Item (Notes (3 leaves), 20.4 cm. x 26.4 cm. or smaller)
5 Leaves (loose notes, various dimensions)
Container:
Volume N-88
Type:
Archival materials
Notebooks
Leaves
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Syria
Baghdad (Iraq)
Damascus (Syria)
Scope and Contents:
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-88 reads, "Contains cuneiform inscriptions from Assur; Greek inscriptions from Cilicia; notes on Islamic architecture, including the Mustansiriyya in Baghdad; itinerary Qyzribat-Khaniqin with notes on mosque in Kerkuk; itinerary Hamadan-Enzeli; extract from van Berchem's Journal on the Great Mosque at Damascus; extract from Enno Littmann's article (in Italian) on the inscriptions in Harran and Zebed. With the notebook are a few pages of notes related to the Damascus mosque."
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks; Notes on Various Inscriptions and Architecture; Two itineraries; as well as Transcriptions from Max Van Berchem's Sketchbook on the Great Mosque of Damascus (Syria) and an Article of Enno Littmann on Inscriptions in Zebed (Syria) and Haran (Syria) (N-88)
Arrangement:
In the original arrangement of the Ernst Herzfeld Archive, Notebooks were included in a larger body of diverse material acknowledged by Ernst Herzfeld as his study collection. In the early 1970s, Joseph Upton, for research purpose, rearranged the collection and created a specific series (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks, 1904-1946, 1957, n.d.) for 131 notebooks, including four ledgers and eight travel journals. Upton has given this notebook an accession number, N-88, related to the series he created for the notebooks, probably following Herzfeld's original organization.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, N-88

FSA A.6 03.088
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Cuneiform inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions, Arabic  Search this
Inscriptions, Greek  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.6 03.088
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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SK-XVIII Damascus; Persepolis

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (Sketchbook (24 pages), 12.1 cm. x 25.3 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Lebanon
Syria
Aleppo (Syria)
Beirut (Lebanon)
Damascus (Syria)
Estakhr (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
Spring 1930- Spring 1931
Scope and Contents:
- SK-18 is the eighteenth of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, inscriptions and reliefs, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to Aleppo (Syria), Beirut (Lebanon), Damascus (Syria), Istakhr (Iran), and Persepolis (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XVIII: Damaskus, Frühjahr 1930; Persepolis, Frühjahr 1931."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Damascus [(Syria)], [Mausoleum] Sitt al-Sha'm [al-Shughra]: tomb plan and elevation, [see FSA A.6 05.0202], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2835]; inscription of 568 H., [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2807]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "Damascus [(Syria)], [Mausoleum Sitt al-Sha'm al-Shughra]: [Arabic] inscription of 575 H. of Malik al-Mansur, [old Naskhi script, inscribed on panel above pointed arched door of the tomb chamber], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2807]; inscription of Maqbarat al-Bab al-Shaghir, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3436]; and plans of graves of Nur al-din and Sukaina (one or both marked "erledigt [(destroyed)], July 1934, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2830]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 3 reads, "Damascus [(Syria)], inscription of Nur al-din on stone sarcophagus, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2830]; notes on Nur al-Din Bimaristan inscriptions and decoration."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 4 and 5 reads, "list of photos of [Persia (from 1 to 13)]; Taq-i Bustan [(1; 2; 3; and 14)]; and taken in Damascus [(Syria)] (Apr. 10, 1930) [(from 15 to 72)], continued on following page."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 6 reads, "Damascus [(Syria)], Arabic inscription of 610 H., [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2809]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "Damascus [(Syria)], Raihaniyya [(Turbat al-Raihaniya)]: inscription of 575 H., [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2852] and Sitta Raqiyya of 608 H.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Damascus [(Syria)](?) [Kamiliyya]: Inscription of 497 H.; Aleppo [(Syria)], Citadel: record of Greek funerary inscription [see FSA A.6 05.1320; FSA A.6 05.1344; FSA A.6 05.1348]; Aleppo [(Syria)], Shadbakatiyya [(Madrasa al-Shadhbakhtiyya)]: inscription above mihrab, Shaihh Makruf, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2774]; Beirut (Lebanon)], fragmentary Kufic inscription, [see FSA A.6 07.31.17]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "[Persepolis (Iran)], [Tripylon (Council Hall), main hall, north jamb of eastern doorway]: [study of the lowest register picturing representatives of all nations of the empire], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1644; FSA A.6 04.GN.1645]
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 10 to 17 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Apadana, north side, west wing of ceremonial stairway]: [study of reliefs depicting tribute procession], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0267; FSA A.6 04.GN.0968; FSA A.6 04.GN.1156; FSA A.6 04.GN.0991 to FSA A.6 04.GN.0998; FSA A.6 04.GN.1587 to FSA A.6 04.GN.1589; FSA A.6 04.GN.1592 to FSA A.6 04.GN.1609]
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 18 to 21 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Harem of Xerxes]: measured plan of [main wing], [see FSA A.6 05.0865; FSA A.6 05.0868; FSA A.6 05.1238]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 22 to 25 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], objects found, [April 1931], [see FSA A.6 05.0879]; stone mason's marks, [see FSA A.6 05.1143; FSA A.6 05.1143b; FSA A.6 05.1181]; stone fragments with cuneiform inscription, 8.V.[19]31 and 12.V.[1931], in Harem; also column base from Band-i Amir, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2744]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 26 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: pier, doorways, windows and niches, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1647; FSA A.6 04.GN.2743]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 27 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Hadish [(Palace of Xerxes)]: masons' marks and Sasanian graffiti, [see FSA A.6 05.1143b; FSA A.6 05.1181]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 28 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: section plan and threshold block, [see FSA A.6 05.1238]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 29 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: left) [ornamental ring stone]; right) [stone] fragments with cuneiform inscription [in west corridor]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 30 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: left) measured sketch of Cornice; right) English [travelers] graffiti."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 31 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)]: details of door, Harem (?), [see FSA A.6 05.0879]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 32 and 33 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], fragments of stone sculptures [including mason's marks]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 34 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], water channel south of Harem."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 35 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], location of Artaxerxes I find, July 12, 1932; Istakhr [(Iran)], remains of city gate, [see FSA A.6 05.0826], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2411; FSA A.6 04.GN.2412]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 36 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], map of prehistoric remains to south [(prehistoric mounds of Tal-i Bakun)]; Nov. 19, 1931."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], two sections of topographical map. Nov. 20/21, 1931, [see FSA A.6 05.0827]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 39 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], measurements for plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 40 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], trench from north-east corner of Harem to [Throne Hall], March 03, 1932; Istakhr [(Iran)], [excavation sounding No.1]: measurements and cross-section, [see FSA A.6 05.0834]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 41 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], measurements for plan of prehistoric mound [of Tal-i Bakun)]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 42 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 1: plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0834]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 43 reads, "Top) Istakhr [(Iran)], unidentified excavation sounding: plan; bottom) Persepolis [(Iran)], prehistoric ruins [(prehistoric mound of Tal-i Bakun)], [trench from east- west: plan upper level [see FSA A.6 05.0831]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 44 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: plan of section, [see FSA A.6 05.0865; FSA A.6 05.0868; FSA A.6 05.1238]; Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 1: capital or base (?), [see FSA A.6 05.1169]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 45 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: column and base measurements, [see FSA A.6 05.1238]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 46 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 1: plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0834]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 47 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 1: continuation of plan on p.42, [see FSA A.6 05.0834]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 48 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 3: plan."
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.07: Damascus, Spring 1930; Persepolis, Spring 1931: Sketchbook 18
Arrangement:
Sketchbooks, housed in document boxes and stored on shelves, are organized by Joseph Upton into 13 subject categories.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers; SK-18

FSA A.06 02.07.18
Former Title or Title Variations:
Ernst Herzeld; Skizzenbuch XVIII: Damaskus, Frühjahr 1930; Persepolis, Frühjahr 1931
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
"The field activities of the Persepolis Expedition were initiated by Professor Ernst Herzfeld in Spring 1931, after the French archaeological monopoly had been replaced by the new Antiquity Law, which opened Iran to archaeological field work by other nations. The expedition ended in fall 1939, after the outbreak of World War II. [...] At the end of 1934, Herzfeld was removed from his position as expedition director. He left Persepolis for the last time toward the end of November 1934 and went to London." [Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre, "Herzfeld in Persepolis", Ernst Herzfeld and the Development of Near Eastern Studies, 1900-1950. Edited by Ann Gunter and Stefan R. Hauser. Leiden: Brill, 2005. P.137 and P.161]
Funding note:
"Herzfeld returned to Persepolis in 1931 as field director. The project was conducted under the auspices of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, with additional financial assistance from other American individuals and institutions." [Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre, "Herzfeld in Persepolis", Ernst Herzfeld and the Development of Near Eastern Studies, 1900-1950. Edited by Ann Gunter and Stefan R. Hauser. Leiden: Brill, 2005. P.146]
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Cuneiform inscriptions  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
headgear  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions, Arabic  Search this
Inscriptions, Greek  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 02.07.18
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 2: Sketchbooks / 2.7: Persepolis
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Sketchbooks

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
35 Items (Sketchbooks, various dimensions)
Type:
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Europe
Croatia
Iran
Iraq
Syria
Turkey
Aleppo (Syria)
Baghdad (Iraq)
Damascus (Syria)
Dāmghān (Iran)
Estakhr (Extinct city)
Fīrūzābād (Iran)
Hamadān (Iran)
Ḥamāh (Syria)
Ḥimṣ (Syria)
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Khark Island (Iran)
Maʻarrat al-Nuʻmān (Syria)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Ray (Iran)
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Shīrāz (Iran)
Ṭūs (Iran)
Date:
1923-1931
undated
Scope and Contents:
All notes are in German.
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks, 1923-1931," which is composed of 35 sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), is organized into thirteen subseries and covers Herzfeld's travels and surveys of the most major archaeological sites in Persia, Mesopotamia and Northern Syria, from 1923 to 1931. It also covers the field activities at Pasargadae (Spring 1928) and of the Persepolis Expedition (1931).
- FSA A.6 02.01, which includes eight sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII), covers Herzfeld's travels and surveys of the most major archaeological sites in Persia from 1923 to 1924.
- FSA A.6 02.02, which includes three sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher IX, X, and XI), provides a succinct but seemingly comprehensive view of the site of Pasargadae where Herzfeld formal excavations only occupied twenty-eight days in April and May 1928.
- FSA A.6 02.03, which includes one sketchbook (Skizzenbüch XII), in part covers Herzfeld's years of travel and survey of most major archaeological sites in eastern Iran (Khorasan, Persia) in 1925.
- FSA A.6 02.04, which includes one sketchbook (Skizzenbüch XIII), in part covers Herzfeld's years of travel and survey of most major archaeological sites in eastern Iran (Sistan-Quhistan, Persia) in 1925.
- FSA A.6 02.05, which includes one sketchbook (Skizzenbüch XIV), provides records of Herzfeld's observations related to Isfahan (Iran), Kerman (Iran), Na'in (Iran), and Saweh (Iran).
- FSA A.6 02.06, which includes one sketchbook (Skizzenbüch XV), provides records of Herzfeld's observations during a campaign of excavation at Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran) and Sistan (Iran), carried out in February and March 1929.
- FSA A.6 02.07, which includes seven sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI,and XXII), covers the field activities of the Persepolis Expedition, including excavations at Istakhr (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), and the terrace complex of Persepolis (Iran). The archaeological work was initiated by Professor Ernst Herzfeld in Spring 1931, until he was removed from his position as expedition director at the end of 1934.
- FSA A.6 02.08, which includes one sketchbook (Skizzenbüch XXIII), provides records of Herzfeld's observations on archaeological remains related to Split (Croatia).
- FSA A.6 02.09, which includes one sketchbook (Skizzenbüch XXIV), provides records of measurements for topographical maps with calculations related to Firuzabad (Iran), Khurha (Iran), Pasargadae (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), and Persepolis (Iran).
- FSA A.6 02.10, which includes one sketchbook (Skizzenbüch XXV), provides records of Herzfeld's observations on archaeological remains and prehistoric artifacts related to Nineveh (Iraq), Ur (Iraq), Samarra (Iraq), Hamadan (Iran), Harsin (Iran), Kermanshah (Iran), and Shiraz (Iran).
- FSA A.6 02.11, which includes one sketchbook (Skizzenbüch XXVI), provides records of Herzfeld's observations on archaeological remains, prehistoric artifacts and decorative motifs, some from the Hahn Collection.
- FSA A.6 02.12, which includes five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX, and XXXI), provides records of Herzfeld's observations on archaeological remains, reliefs and inscriptions, prehistoric artifacts and decorative motifs related to several archaeological sites in Persia and Mesopotamia, as well as to the prehistoric mound of Tepe Giyan (Iran) in particular.
- FSA A.6 02.13, which includes four sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV, and XXXV), provides records of Herzfeld's observations on inscriptions, archaeological remains, architecture, and decorative motifs related to Aleppo (Syria), Damascus (Syria), Hama (Syria), Hims (Syria), and Ma'arat al-Nu'man (Syria).
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks
Arrangement:
Sketchbooks, housed in five document boxes and stored on shelves, are organized by Joseph Upton into thirteen subdivisions.
Biographical / Historical:
- "Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879-1948) was an orientalist whose many talents led him to explore all phases of Near Eastern culture, from the prehistoric period to Islamic times and from linguistics and religion to art and architecture." [Margaret Cool Root, 1976: "The Herzfeld Archive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 119-124."]
Local Numbers:
FSA A.06 02
General:
- Sketchbooks titles are provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Ernst Herzfeld's publications, handwritten sketchbooks captions and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Series 2: Sketchbooks, 1923-1931, n.d.."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Series 2
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Travel Journals

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (Travel journals, various dimensions)
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Place:
Asia
Europe
Croatia
Iran
Iraq
Syria
Turkey
Aleppo (Syria)
Baghdad (Iraq)
Damascus (Syria)
Dāmghān (Iran)
Estakhr (Extinct city)
Fīrūzābād (Iran)
Hamadān (Iran)
Ḥamāh (Syria)
Ḥimṣ (Syria)
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Khark Island (Iran)
Maʻarrat al-Nuʻmān (Syria)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Ray (Iran)
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Shīrāz (Iran)
Ṭūs (Iran)
Date:
1905-1928
1905-1929
Scope and Contents:
The travel journals are in Herzfeld's handwriting in German. They have been transliterated into typed versions of which each page is faced by a xerox copy of the original, showing sketches and inscriptions.
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel journals, 1905-1928" is composed of eight travel journals which contain descriptions of plant and animal life, as well as comments on the countless people Herzfeld encountered, their economic and their social activities. The journals also contain descriptions of the practical daily problems of travel, especially with a caravan; the dreams or nightmares he experienced on sleepless nights; and a great variety of thoughts on politics, people or history which crossed his mind during the sometimes tedious hours of travel. Finally facts with archaeological significance in the narrow sense of ruins, buildings and artifacts, as well as topographical notes for the preparation of maps, were noted to be ultimately incorporated in subsequent finished studies.
- FSA A.6 01.01, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-47", provides first an account of a trip (October 25 to November 19, 1928) to Khurramabad (Iran) in which Herzfeld accompanied Reza Shah, and second an account of a trip (February 17 to March 19, 1929) from Tehran (Iran) to Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran).
- FSA A.6 01.02, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-81", provides an account of an expedition (September 2 to November 18, 1905) from Assur (Iraq) to Shiraz (Iran) ("Von Kalat Schergat nach Schiraz, 1905").
- FSA A.6 01.03, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-82", provides an account of an expedition (November 23 to January 03, 1906) from Shiraz (Iran) to Constantinople (Turkey) ("Von Schiraz nach Teheran und Constantinopel, 1905").
- FSA A.6 01.04, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-83", provides an account of an expedition (February 14 to November 14, 1923) from Berlin to Pasargadae (Iran) ("Tagebuch. Persien I, 1923").
- FSA A.6 01.05, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-84", provides an account of an expedition (November 15, 1923 to April 30, 1924) from Pasargadae (Iran) to bushire (Iran) ("Tagebuch. Persien II, 1923-1924").
- FSA A.6 01.06, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-85", provides an account of an expedition (December 1, 1923 to March 21, 1924) from Kabul (Afghanistan) to Mashhad (Iran) ("Afghanistan -Ostpersien I, 1924-1925").
- FSA A.6 01.07, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "S-7", provides first an account of a roundtrip (June 3 to June 29, 1911) Samarra (Iraq) - Sulaimaniya (Iraq), and second an account of a trip (September 12 to September 19, 1911) from Balad (Iraq) to Seleucia - Ctesiphon ("Samarra Tagebuch 2, Reise nach Sulaymānīyah und nach Ktesiphon Baghdad").
- FSA A.6 01.08, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "S-10", provides an account of an expedition (July 8 to August 27, 1913) from Samarra (Iran) to Asadabad (Hamadan, Iran) ("Tagebuch der Rückreise von Samarra 1913").
Arrangement:
In the original arrangement of the Ernst Herzfeld Archive, Travel Journals were included in a larger body of diverse material acknowledged by Ernst Herzfeld as his study collection. In the early 1970s, Joseph Upton, for research purpose, rearranged the collection and created a specific series (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals, 1905-1928) for eight travel journals. For some reason, Upton has given these journals an accession number related to the series he created for the notebooks (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks, 1904-1946, 1957, n.d.) and for the Samarra material (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions, 1906-1945), probably following Herzfeld's original organization.
Biographical / Historical:
- "Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879-1948) was an orientalist whose many talents led him to explore all phases of Near Eastern culture, from the prehistoric period to Islamic times and from linguistics and religion to art and architecture." [Margaret Cool Root, 1976: "The Herzfeld Archive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 119-124."]
General:
It is impractical to include in the Index the name of every person or place mentioned in the Journals. These were essentially short-hand notes intended to remind Herzfeld of facts to be incorporated in subsequent finished studies. Many of the items, especially in N-81 and N-82, are topographical notes for the preparation of maps. Herzfeld tended to note everything he saw and heard, so the Journals contain descriptions of plant and animal life, as well as comments on the countless people he encountered, their economic and their social activities. The Journals also contain descriptions of the practical daily problems of travel, especially with a caravan; the dreams or nightmares he experienced on sleepless nights; and a great variety of thoughts on politics, people or history which crossed his mind during the sometimes tedious hours of travel. He even includes snatches of poetry.

The items entered in the Index are, therefore, primarily those of archaeological significance in the narrow sense of ruins, buildings and artifacts, especially if Herzfeld inserted a sketch. He was accustomed on these exploratory trips to supplement the Journals with comprehensive photographic record (see the inventory to the photographic File) and sketchbooks (see the inventory to the sketchbooks).

The circumstances under which the Journals were written often led to inconsistencies in the spelling which was sometimes again modified in printed texts. It might also be mentioned that there are differences in the transliteration of Near Eastern script according to the French, German or English systems, not to speak of the "personal" systems sometimes adopted by writers in the field. Since Herzfeld published in all three languages, all three systems occur in the catalogues of the collection; but I am confident that that fact will cause no particular hardship for scholars.
- Travel journals titles are provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Ernst Herzfeld's handwritten sketchbooks captions and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Series 1: Travel Journals, 1905-1928."
Local Numbers:
FSA A.06 1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Cuneiform inscriptions  Search this
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian  Search this
Cuneiform inscriptions, Elamite  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions, Arabic  Search this
Inscriptions, Pahlavi  Search this
Inscriptions, Parthian  Search this
Middle Persian language  Search this
Old Persian inscriptions  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Sassanids  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Series 1
See more items in:
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