Hogarth, David George

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23 May 1862 - 6 November 1927


David George Hogarth (23 May 1862 - 6 November 1927) was a British archaeologist and scholar associated with T. E. Lawrence and Arthur Evans.D.G. Hogarth was the son of Reverend George Hogarth, Vicar of Barton-upon-Humber, and Jane Elizabeth (Uppleby) Hogarth. He had a sister three years younger, Janet E. Courtney, an author and feminist. In one of his autobiographical works, Hogarth claimed to be an antiquary who was made so rather than born to it. He said, "nothing disposed me to my trade in early years." Those years included a secondary education, 1876-1880, at Winchester College, which claims to be, and was labeled by Hogarth as, "our oldest Public School."

Between 1887 and 1907, Hogarth travelled to excavations in Cyprus, Crete, Egypt, Syria, Melos, and Ephesus (the Temple of Artemis). On the island of Crete, he excavated Zakros. Hogarth was named director of the British School at Athens in 1897 and occupied the position until 1900. He was the keeper of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford from 1909 until his death in 1927. In 1915, during World War I, Hogarth joined the Geographical Section of the Naval Intelligence Division. He also was the acting director of the Arab Bureau for a time during the war, with Kinahan Cornwallis as his deputy.[citation needed] Hogarth was close with T.E. Lawrence. He worked closely with Lawrence to plan the Arab Revolt.

From 1925 to 1927 he was President of the Royal Geographical Society

On 7 November 1894, D. G. Hogarth had married Laura Violet Uppleby, daughter of one George Charles Uppleby. Laura and Jane Elizabeth Uppleby shared a common great great grandfather, one John Uppleby of Wootton, Linconlnshire. Laura Violet was 26 at the time; David George, 32. They had one son, William David Hogarth (1901-1965). Author of 'A Wandering Scholar in the LEvant", "Accidents of an Antiquary's Life", "The Nearer East".


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