John Doubleday (Biographical details)

John Doubleday (curator; collector; British; Male; 1797 - 25 January 1856)

Also known as

Doubleday, John


Described on his death certificate as "Artist". Employed by the British Museum 1836-1856, principally to restore antiquities in the then Department of Antiquities. He also made unsuccessful attempts to conserve Mesopotamian clay tablets through firing. Succeeded by Robert Cooper Walpole Ready (q.v.). He appears to have been used by the Museum on a number of occasions as the agent for purchases, and may have been a collector in his own right. See also entry for J. Doubleday (q.v.).


E.A.W. Budge, 'The Rise and Progress of Assyriology', London: Martin Hopkinson & Co, (1925), pp.134, 148-49.