Collection Carter MSS - Howard Carter Collection

Zone d'identification

Cote

Carter MSS

Titre

Howard Carter Collection

Date(s)

  • 1899-1939 (Production)

Niveau de description

Collection

Étendue matérielle et support

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

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(1874-1939)

Notice biographique

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 Most of Carter's records for Tutankhamun's tomb remain unpublished.

Histoire archivistique

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.

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

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.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

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.)

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Accroissements

Mode de classement

Kept as received. Divided into six groups.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions de reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

No problems.

Instruments de recherche

Catalogue.

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

These are the originals.

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

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

Unités de description associées

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 (https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20137/lot/39/), much of which is now in the Peggy Joy Egyptology Library in Michigan, USA [information provided in November 2017].

Griffith Institute Archive:

Note de publication

Zone des notes

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle de la description

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Statut

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression

Langue(s)

Écriture(s)

Sources

Zone des entrées

Sujets associés

Personnes et organismes associés

Genres associés

Lieux associés

Localisation physique

  • Tablette: 0108-0112, 1704-1706