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David George Hogarth : biography

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.

Archaeological career

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.

Family background

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. On November 7, 1894, D. G. Hogarth married Laura Violet Uppleby, daughter of one George Charles Uppleby.Foster, J (1871).The pedigree of Wilson of High Wray & Kendal, and the families connected with them. Google Books. Laura and Jane Elizabeth Uppleby shared a common great great grandfather, one John Uppleby of Wootton, Linconlnshire.Ball, H.W. (1856). The social history and antiquities of Barton-upon-Humber. Google Books Laura Violet was 26 at the time; David George, 32. They had one son, William David Hogarth (1901–1965).A summary of the family connections of Hogarth and his wife is to be found, with sources, at


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.".

Military service

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.

Ashmolean museum

He was the keeper of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford from 1909 It was at the Ashmolean in early 1909 that Hogarth first met T.E. Lawrence - Wilson, Jeremy (1989) Lawrence of Arabia p.53 - ( see also long footnote on p.987-988 where Robert Graves in his 1927 work Lawrence and the Arabs had an account of the meeting as January 1909 ) until his death in 1927.M, J. L. (1927) Dr. D. G. Hogarth, C.M.G M, J. L Nature Vol: 120 Issue: 3029 ISSN: 0028-0836 Date: 1927 Pages: 735 - 737, ...By the unexpected death of Dr. David George Hogarth (Nov. 6), geography and archaeology lost briefly their most distinguished representatives in Great Britain ...

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