Robert Thomas Rundle Clark Collection
- late 1920s-1970 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
9 boxes and 1 card index box
Name of creator
British historian and Egyptologist. Born, Devonport 1909. Died, Birmingham 1970. Educated at Plymouth College, then St John's College, Oxford, 1928-31. Employed by Department of Extramural Studies, University of Birmingham, rising from tutor to Deputy Director, 1941-1961. Initiated course at the University in hieroglyphs, and also taught Egyptology at the Department of Ancient History. Specialised in Egyptian religion.
In the possession of his family.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Material on the iconography of Osiris presented by Mrs Marjorie Clark (wife), via Prof John Baines, in 1971. Main bulk of material presented by Mrs Alison Trowell (daughter) in July 2015, February 2017 and October 2017.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Notes, notebooks, some correspondence, annotated offprints, lantern slides and a small number of photographs and negatives.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Material accessioned in 1971 classified by Prof John Baines; subsequently catalogued with reference to his article 'R. T. Rundle Clark's papers on the iconography of Osiris', <i>JEA</i> 58 (1972), 286-95. The rest of the material is kept as received.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Catalogue for material accessioned in 1971. None for rest.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
These are originals.
Existence and location of copies
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