Max Mallowan's Notebooks

Contained within one of the auction lots, sold at the Cresswell Place auction in July 2009, was a set of notebooks; upon investigation it was discovered that the notebooks contained some of the site notes for Max Mallowan's archaeological digs in the north and east of Syria between 1936 and 1938.
 
Below you can find a link to each notebook and a brief description of its contents.
 

  

Notebook 1

Tell Arbid, Khabur River Basin, Syria, 1936

There are some drawings and sketches in the rear of the notebook.

(OB2).

 
 
 
 
Chagar Bazar, Khabur River Basin, Syria, 1937
 
There are some notes on  workmen in the rear of the notebook.
 
(OB8).

 
 
 
Crak (a mound to the east of Tell Brak) and Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria, 1937
 
There are some notes on workmen in the rear of the notebook.
(OB10).

 
 
Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria, 1938
 
There are some notes in the rear of the notebook.
 
(OB3).

 

 
 
Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria, 1938
 
There are some notes in the rear of the notebook.
 
(OB6).

  

 
Tell Sahlan, Tell Aswad and  Tell Hammam, Balikh River Valley, Syria, 1938
 
There are some bakshish recordings in the rear of the notebook.
 
(OB1).

 
Tell Jidle, Tell Sahlan and Tell Hammam, Balikh River Valley, Syria, 1938
 
The picture shows some headed note paper from Greenway House with some notes presumably made by Max Mallowan. This was found inserted within the notebook.
 
There is one page of notes in the rear of the notebook.
 
(OB4).

 

 
 
 
Tell Jidle, Tell Aswad, Tell Sahlan and Tell Hammam, Balikh River Valley, Syria.
 Tell Halaf and Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria, Autumn 1938
 
There are some bakshish notes and other notes in the rear of the notebook.
 
(OB9).

 

 
 
 
Tell Brak and Chagar Bazar, Khabur Region, Syria, Notes and Queries for Proofs
 
(OB5).