Dr. J. J. (Joseph James) Markey (1897-1985) was a physician and amateur archaeologist and was president of the San Luis Rey
Historical Society in 1957. This collection of papers and photographs includes newspaper clippings following Markey’s archaeological
exploits, photographs of Markey and other members of the San Luis Rey Historical Society, and artworks created from their
Dr. J. J. (Joseph James) Markey (May 31, 1897-December 1985) was a physician who had served in World War I and was an amateur
archaeologist. In 1957, Markey was the president of the San Luis Rey Historical Society and gave lectures and led field trips
in Southern California. Markey wrote in his biographical history that he directed archaeological expeditions in China, Java,
Germany, California, France, England, Morocco, and Tahiti between 1924 and 1955, although he did not hold a degree in archaeological
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