FELLOWS, Sir CHARLES, an antiquary of considerable reputation, was b. at Notting ham in 1799. In the beginning of 1838, he commenced those travels in the east by means of which his. name has been brought so prominently into public notice. His researches were chiefly confined to the western peninsula of Asia Minor, and to the course of the ancient Xanthus, in the s. of that peninsula. Commencing his investiga tions at Patara, at the mouth of the Xanthus, and proceeding inland along the valley of that river, he discovered, only 9 m. from the coast, the ruins of the city of Xanthus, formerly the capital of Lycia. Fourteen or fifteen miles higher up the river, he met with the ruins of another city, which, from inscriptions, he found to be the ancient Tlos. Having made drawings of some of the fine remains of architecture and sculpture which be found in the ruins of these cities, and copies of some of the inscriptions, F. returned to England, and published A Journal written during an Excursion in Asia Minor, by uharles Fellows, 1838 (Loud. 1839). In 1839, he again visited Lycia, and in the course of another excursion, he discovered the ruins of no less than 13 cities, each of which contained works of art. Another journal, entitled An Account of Discoveries in Lycia, a Journal kept during a Second Excursion in Asia _Minor (Lond. 1841), was the
result of this journey. In 1841, an expedition left England for the purpose of selecting works of art from the ancient cities discovered by F., who accompanied the expedition, and directed its operations. Authorized by a firman from the sultan, they made their selections, and returned in the spring of 1842. Another expedition sent out by the trustees of the British museum brought home 20 cases of marbles and casts in 1844. These remains have been deposited in the British museum in what has been called the Lycian saloon. In 1845, F.'s labors were rewarded by the honor of knighthood. The other works of F. are—The Xanthian Marbles: their Acquisition and Transmission, to England (1843); An Account of the Ionic Trophy Monument Excavated at Xanthus (1848); a reissue of his earlier journals under the title of Travels and Researches in Asia Minor, particularly in the Province of Lycia (1852); and Coins of Ancient Lycia before the Reign of Alexander; with an Essay on the Relative Dates of the Lycian Monuments in the British Museum (1855). He died in 1860.