Building peace in the minds of men and women

Baghdad the lower bridge [View of bridge of boats with people, and city from across the water], March 1911, Baghdad - Iraq, Album Q 1911 - Iraq, Iran © Newcastle University

The Gertrude Bell Archive

Registration year: 2017
Submission year: 
2016
Collection ID: 
2016-22

The archive dating from the late 19th and early 20th century preserves numerous examples of people and places across the world now dramatically changed: many deliberately destroyed by population transfer, ethnic cleansing and wars. Gertrude Bell had worked in the British administration of Iraq, and her personal perspective on the transitional period, from the countries in Europe and in the Ottoman Empire before World War I until 1926 is captured in this collection.

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Baghdad the lower bridge [View of bridge of boats with people, and city from across the water], March 1911, Baghdad - Iraq, Album Q 1911 - Iraq, Iran © Newcastle University
Baghdad the lower bridge [View of bridge of boats with people, and city from across the water], March 1911, Baghdad - Iraq, Album Q 1911 - Iraq, Iran
© Newcastle University

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© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University, Hugo and two European males - probably Eric and Gerard Collier standing in gardens, May 1903, Kinkaju-ji Temple, Kyoto - Japan, Album Round The World (RTW) Volume 5 1903 - Korea, Japan, Canada
Hugo and two European males - probably Eric and Gerard Collier standing in gardens, May 1903, Kinkaju-ji Temple, Kyoto - Japan, Album Round The World (RTW) Volume 5 1903 - Korea, Japan, Canad
© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University

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© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University, The Duke of Connaught, brother of the King, and Curzon's guest at the Durbar processing on bedecked elephant at State Entry, with crowds and Red Fort in background], 29 December 1902
The Duke of Connaught, brother of the King, and Curzon's guest at the Durbar processing on bedecked elephant at State Entry, with crowds and Red Fort in background], 29 December 1902, Album Round The World (RTW) Volume 1
© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University

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© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University, Church of El Adra (The Virgin) - Nun standing outside W porch with gospel resting on stone book rest, May 1909, Khakh - Turkey, Album M 1909 - Iraq, Turkey
Church of El Adra (The Virgin) - Nun standing outside W porch with gospel resting on stone book rest, May 1909, Khakh - Turkey, Album M 1909 - Iraq, Turkey
© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University

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© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University, King Faisal of Iraq, Iraq
King Faisal of Iraq, Iraq
© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University

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© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University, The Sheikh of Salkhad, an Attrash [holding child], May 1900,Jebel Druze - Syria, Album A 1899 - Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, West Bank, Syria, Jordan, Israel
The Sheikh of Salkhad, an Attrash [holding child], May 1900,Jebel Druze - Syria, Album A 1899 - Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, West Bank, Syria, Jordan, Israel
© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University

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© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University, Temple of Bel - Eastern precinct wall, exterior,AD 32,May 1900, Palmyra - Syria, Album A 1899 - Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, West Bank, Syria, Jordan, Israel
Temple of Bel - Eastern precinct wall, exterior,AD 32,May 1900, Palmyra - Syria, Album A 1899 - Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, West Bank, Syria, Jordan, Israel
© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University

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© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University, Hagios Pandelemon (Kizil Kilise) - from NE, July 1907,Sivri Hissar - Turkey, Album I 1907 - Turkey
Hagios Pandelemon (Kizil Kilise) - from NE, July 1907,Sivri Hissar - Turkey, Album I 1907 - Turkey
© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University

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© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University, Triumphal Arch, Palmyra, May 1900,Syria, complete destruction 2015
Triumphal Arch, Palmyra, May 1900,Syria, complete destruction 2015
© Ian Johnson/Mark Jackson, New Castle University
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