Colección Carter MSS - Howard Carter Collection

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Carter MSS


Howard Carter Collection


  • 1899-1939 (Creación)

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Volumen y soporte

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

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Historia biográfica

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 Most of Carter's records for Tutankhamun's tomb remain unpublished.

Historia archivística

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.

Origen del ingreso o transferencia

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.

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Alcance y contenido

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.)

Valorización, destrucción y programación


Sistema de arreglo

Kept as received. Divided into six groups.

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Condiciones de acceso

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.


Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford

Idioma del material

  • inglés

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No problems.

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Existencia y localización de originales

These are the originals.

Existencia y localización de copias

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

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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:

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