Sammlung Carter MSS - Howard Carter Collection

Bereich "Identifikation"


Carter MSS


Howard Carter Collection


  • 1899-1939 (Anlage)



Umfang und Medium

15 boxes, 1 album, 1 package, 55 maps and drawings, 1 watercolour, 1 silver inkwell

Bereich "Kontext"

Name des Bestandsbildners


Biographische Angaben

British Egyptologist. Born, London 1874. Died, London 1939. Privately educated. Employed by P. E. Newberry in 1891 working for the Archaeological Survey. Assisted in excavations for the Egypt Exploration Fund 1892-3, was with Petrie at Amarna in 1892, and as a draughtsman to the Deir el-Bahri expedition 1893-9. Appointed Chief Inspector of Antiquities of Upper Egypt 1899-1904. Discovered several royal tombs, including those of Hatshepsut, Tuthmosis IV and Amenophis I. Inspector of Lower Egypt 1905. Employed by Lord Carnarvon from 1909 onwards, to excavate in the Theban necropolis, the Delta and Middle Egypt. His most famous discovery, that of the intact tomb of Tutankhamun, was made in 1922. He spent the next ten years recording the tomb's contents. Most of Carter's records for Tutankhamun's tomb remain unpublished.


Carter bequeathed these records to his niece Miss Phyllis Walker in 1939. A watercolour and a silver inkwell were presented by Dr Christine Lilyquist in 2003.

Abgebende Stelle

Miss Walker donated the Carter MSS in several groups in 1945, 1946, 1959, and 1972. A watercolour and a silver inkwell were presented by Dr Christine Lilyquist in 2003.

Bereich "Inhalt und innere Ordnung"

Eingrenzung und Inhalt

Notebooks, notes, maps, drawings, newspaper cuttings, watercolours, and a silver inkwell. Made during Carter's career between 1899-1939. (This is material other than that directly connected with the tomb of Tutankhamun.)

Bewertung, Vernichtung und Terminierung


Ordnung und Klassifikation

Kept as received. Divided into six groups.

Bedingungen des Zugriffs- und Benutzungsbereichs


Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.


Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford

In der Verzeichnungseinheit enthaltene Sprache

  • Englisch

Schrift in den Unterlagen

Anmerkungen zu Sprache und Schrift

Physische Beschaffenheit und technische Anforderungen

No problems.



Bereich Sachverwandte Unterlagen

Existenz und Aufbewahrungsort von Originalen

These are the originals.

Existenz und Aufbewahrungsort von Kopien

Two A3 ringbinders containing copies of maps and drawings (I.G. series).

Verwandte Verzeichnungseinheiten

Other Archives:

  • Group of papers and some personal objects, including correspondence, autobiographical draft and notes, material relating to his own death and funerary rites and photographs, auctioned together with Tutankhamun material at Bonhams London in 12 June 2012 (, much of which is now in the Peggy Joy Egyptology Library in Michigan, USA [information provided in November 2017].

Griffith Institute Archive:

Anmerkung zur Veröffentlichung

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Alternative Identifikatoren/Signaturen


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Bereich "Beschreibungskontrolle"

Identifikator "Beschreibung"


Benutzte Regeln und/oder Konventionen



Daten der Bestandsbildung, Überprüfung, Löschung/Kassierung




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