- Esmé Scott-Stevenson
- Also known as
primary name: Scott-Stevenson, Esmé
- individual; collector; author/poet; British; Female
- Life dates
- ? 1853-1925
- Best known as the author of several books describing her travels and sejourns in the Eastern Mediterranean, such as 'Our home in Cyprus' (1880), 'Our ride through Asia Minor' (1881) and 'On summer seas...') (1883), Esmé Scott-Stevenson excavated and collected antiquities in Cyprus in collaboration with her husband, the British soldier and colonial official, Andrew Sccott-Stevenson (q.v.). Other objects from their collection were later sold or transferred to what is now the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, the Airdrie Burgh Musuem (now the collections of North Lanarkshire Council), the Second Pitt-Rivers collection, and the South Kensington Musuem (not the Victoria and Albert Museum). Among the latter was a group of 20 Hellenistic figurines from a tomb in Kyrenia, where Andrew was District Commissioner (i.e. governor), which were later transferred to the British Musuem in 1980.
- Reeve, A. (2020), 'The Archaeological Activities of the Scott-Stevensons in Cyprus, 1878–1883', Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, 30(1): 7, 1-13.
[with detailed bibliography]
Scott-Stevenson, E. (1880), Our Home in Cyprus. 2nd edn (London: Chapman and Hall).
Scott-Stevenson, E. (1881), Our Ride through Asia Minor (London: Chapman and Hall).
Scott-Stevenson, E. (1883), On Summer Seas: including the Mediterranean, the Aegean, the Ionian, the Adriatic, and the Euxine, and a Voyage down the Danube (London:
Chapman and Hall).