FELLOWS, Sir CHARLES (1799-1860). An English antiquarian, born at Nottingham. lie early showed a fondness for travel, and after 1832 spent a large part of his time in the Levant. In 1838 he began a series of journeys fron Smyrna into parts of Asia Minor, at that time almost unknown to Europeans. His chief dis coveries were in ancient Lycia, where he ascended the valley of the Patara, finding the ruins of the ancient capital, Xanthus, Thos, and other sites, copying inscriptions, and making drawings of the architecture and sculpture. He then returned to England, and published A Journal written during an Excursion in Asia Minor, by Charles Fel lows (London, 1839). In 1339 he again visited Lycia, and discovered the ruins of no fewer than thirteen cities, each of which contained works of art. Another journal. entitled An Account of Discoreries in Lycia, being a Journal kept dur ing a Second Excursion in Asia Minor (London. 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 dis covered by Fellows, who accompanied the expedi tion and directed its operations. Authorized by a
finnan from the Salt an, they made their selections and returned in the spring of 1842. Another expedition, sent out by the trustees of the British Museum, brought home 27 cases of marbles and casts in 1844. The sculptures, among which are the so-called Harpy and Nereid Monuments from Xanthus. are now exhibited in the Lucian Room of the British Museum. In 1845 Fellows's labors were rewarded by the honor of knighthood. His other works are: The Xrtnthian Marbles: Their Acquisition and Transmission to England (1843) ; Account of the Ionic Trophy Monu ment Excavated at Xanthus (1848) a reissue of his earlier journals under the title of Travels and Researches in Asia .11 nor, Particularly in the Province of Eyeirt (1852) ; and Coins of Ancient Livia Before the Reign of Alexander: with an Essay on the Relative Dates of the Lycian Monu• men ts in the British Museum (1855).