Howard Carter Collection
- 1899-1939 (Production)
Niveau de description
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
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 Most of Carter's records for Tutankhamun's tomb remain unpublished.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.
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
Mode de classement
Kept as received. Divided into six groups.
Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions de reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford
Langue des documents
Écriture des documents
Notes sur la langue et l'écriture
Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques
Instruments de recherche
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).