File NEWB2/140 - Carter, Howard (1873-1939) - correspondence

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NEWB2/140

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Carter, Howard (1873-1939) - correspondence

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  • 1892 - 1931 (Creation)

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1 cm, 82 letters

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(23 April 1869 - 7 August 1949)

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Correspondence from Howard Carter including on: finds from excavations; copying work (1893); work with Petrie; travel and work in Egypt; permission for copying; drawing at Beni Hasan and Cairo Zoo; inscriptions including on scarabs; identification of birds including sketches; relationship with Arthur Weigall and Alan Gardiner; sale of the Newberry's boat Dahabeyeh; dealings with Egyptian government over the tomb of Tutankhamen. Also includes incomplete letter to Lord Carnavon on an excavation, 17 April 1913; and note relating to the disposal of Lord Carnarvon’s Egyptian Antiquity Collection, 1924, 1925, 1926.

Also includes part of a letter from Carter to Lord Carnarvon describing excavation work at Sakha (1911).

Note:
MSS 8/1 is also numbered 7
MSS 8/2 is also numbered 26
MSS 8/3 is also numbered 4
MSS 8/12 is also numbered 8
MSS 8/13 is also numbered 8
MSS 8/14 is also numbered A 362
MSS 8/19 is also numbered 41
MSS 8/21 is also numbered 52
MSS 8/26 is also numbered A.51
MSS 8/28 is also numbered A 340
MSS 8/43 is also numbered 360
MSS 8/44 is also numbered 382
MSS 8/45 is also numbered 266
MSS 8/46 is also numbered 347
MSS 8/47 is also numbered 379
MSS 8/48 is also numbered 272
MSS 8/53 is also numbered 309
MSS 8/59 is also numbered 236
MSS 8/64 is also numbered A 187
MSS 8/72 is also numbered 14
MSS 8/73 is also numbered 13
MSS 8/75 is also numbered 39
MSS 8/81 is also numbered 367

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MSS 8/1-83, MSS 49/2-3

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