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At the Royal Society, and at the Athenaeum, to which Evans was elected in 1865, he met one of the most interesting and characteristic groups of men whom the age could produce. Neither Academe could claim a share in the enchantment of the Middle Ages; yet, for all their clear paint and shiny varnish, their Turkey carpets and red morocco armchairs, they formed a noble university for a mature mind. There John Evans enjoyed the intellectual comradeship that was his birthright, and became one of a coterie of men, all learned but few trained in academic classicism, who had created sciences out of their own observations and had made in biology, anthropology, palaeontology and archaeology not only new forms of knowledge, but also new ways of thinking about the world and its history.
He was its Secretary from 1892 to 1908 and its President from 1908 to 1914 and again from 1919 to 1924. ' 1857 Mill Stephenson 21 d. 1937 A Hull man, Stephenson was educated at Richmond Grammar School and at Cambridge. He was called to the Bar in 1885, but never practised. ' Brass rubbing was one of his hobbies at school and he became an acknowledged authority on monumental brasses. 'It was perhaps his native Yorkshire common sense that made him tum to the more practical side of archaeology and to such tangible objects of antiquity as could be brought within the range of an exact science.
Duncan was one of the general editors. ' 'He often in his later years regaled his friends with anecdotes of how he used from his earliest days there to slip out of the War Office at luncheon 6. Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural His tory Society, Wellington meeting, 1912. The Rev. H. H. Winwood describing the geology of the West Leigh Quarries. ~ r! ).. ~ 8' -~s· ~ r) ).. ' He was a quite exceedingly friendly man. ' 1862 David George Hogarth 21 d. 192 7 Educated at Winchester and Magdalen College, Oxford, Hogarth was widely travelled and carried out a considerable number of excavations.
A Social History of Archaeology: The British Experience by Kenneth Hudson (auth.)