Collection Broome MSS - Myrtle Florence Broome Collection

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Broome MSS


Myrtle Florence Broome Collection


  • 1927-1937 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4 boxes and 1 folder

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Name of creator


Biographical history

British artist. Born, London 1888. Died, Bushey 1978. Studied Egyptology under M. Murray and F. Petrie, at University College, London, 1911-13. Worked for the British School of Archaeology at Qau, 1927, and with A. Calverley at Abydos, 1929-37.

Archival history

Formerly in the possession of Miss Broome's cousin, Miss K. M. Slater.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Miss K. M. Slater donated the letters in 1986.

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Scope and content

415 letters written by Miss Broome to her parents whilst working at Abydos between 1927 and 1937.

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System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright, Griffith Institute, Oxford. In Miss Slater letter of donation, there was a condition that Mrs Sybil Rampen and Mr John Ruffle have permission to use the letters for publication, and will retain it after Miss Slater's death. Miss Slater died in March 2000.

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  • English

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No problems.

Finding aids

Summaries of the letters.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies

Transcripts of the letters were made by Mrs Rampen before the material was donated to the Griffith Institute. John Ruffle also has copies of these.

Related units of description

Griffith Institute Archive:
-Calverley MSS.
-Gardiner MSS 43, Abydos Enterprise.

Publication note

-Not published.
-Lee Young is currently transcribing and working on the group of letters from the first season, which will be published together with scans on the Griffith Insitute website (

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