- Also known as
Dr James Curle
primary name: Curle, James
- individual; archaeologist; curator; British; Male
- Life dates
- Scottish solicitor and archaeologist, brother of Alexander Curle (q.v.); FSA; curator of the National Galleries of Scotland from 1908; first to excavate at the Roman site of Newstead in Scotland and formed an important collection of antiquities from Gotland, purchased by the Museum in 1921.
- • D. Kidd, 1994, ‘The Gotlandic Collection of James Curle of Melrose (1862-1944)’, Journal of the History of Collections, 6, 87-101.
• D. Kidd and J.N.G. Ritchie, 1988, ‘The Curle Collection of Gotlandic Antiquities’, National Art Collections Fund Magazine, 36, 7.
• D. Kidd and L. Thunmark-Nylén, 1990, ‘James Curle of Melrose and his collection of Gotlandic Antiquities’, Fornvännen, 85, 153-173.
• J.N.G. Ritchie, 2002, ‘James Curle (1862-1944) and Alexander Ormiston Curle (1866-1955): pillars of the establishment’, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 132, 19-41.