Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler, 10 September 1890 - 22 July 1976

  title={Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler, 10 September 1890 - 22 July 1976},
  author={Stuart Piggott},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={623 - 642}
  • S. Piggott
  • Published 1 November 1977
  • History
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler was born in 1890 in Edinburgh. His father, a journalist with Bristol antecedents, was at that time working on the staff of a newspaper there; he was, as his son was to recall in his autobiography (1)* a graduate of Edinburgh University, where he had been grounded in the stern discipline of the classics under Masson and Blackie, and retained an enthusiasm which he communicated to his son. Appointment as assistant editor in Yorkshire took him and his family to… 

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