Sammlung Clarke MSS - Somers Clarke Collection

Bereich "Identifikation"


Clarke MSS


Somers Clarke Collection


  • 1880s-1926 (Anlage)



Umfang und Medium

7 boxes, 27 notebooks, 11 parcels, 8 rolls, 1 album, and 1 CD

Bereich "Kontext"

Name des Bestandsbildners


Biographische Angaben

British architect and archaeologist. Born, Brighton 1841. Died, Mehamid 1926. Educated privately. His first architectural appointment was with Sir Gilbert Scott where he was responsible for church restorations. Surveyor of the Fabric, Sir Paul's Cathedral, 1897. Architect to the Dean and Chapter, Chichester Cathedral, 1900. Took up residence in Egypt in the early 1900s after retiring from general practice. Worked with J. J. Taylor at El-Kâb, and was involved with the publishing of some of the private tombs there. Assisted Quibell and Green at Hierakonpolis. Appointed to oversee the restoration of buildings in Egypt, including ancient monuments. Published several books relating to his work on excavations as well as architectural related works.


Given to the Society of Antiquaries under the condition that the Keeper of the Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum, and the Society of Antiquaries were able to extract and retain relevant information for their respective archives. Any residue would then be passed on to the Corporation of Brighton. In the event all three bodies waived their claim on these papers which were then subsequently offered to the Griffith Institute.

Abgebende Stelle

Via Mr A. J. Collins, Keeper, Department of Manuscripts, British Museum, 1947. CD with digital copies of plan and photographs of S. Clarke's house at El-Kâb presented by Mr Nicholas Warner in 2008.

Bereich "Inhalt und innere Ordnung"

Eingrenzung und Inhalt

Notebooks, notes, maps, plans, drawings, photographs, and correspondence. There is a small amount of material amongst these papers relating to Westminster Abbey (correspondence).

Bewertung, Vernichtung und Terminierung


Ordnung und Klassifikation

Presumably kept as received. Correspondence arranged alphabetically.

Bedingungen des Zugriffs- und Benutzungsbereichs


Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions


Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford

In der Verzeichnungseinheit enthaltene Sprache

  • Englisch

Schrift in den Unterlagen

Anmerkungen zu Sprache und Schrift

Physische Beschaffenheit und technische Anforderungen

No problems.



Bereich Sachverwandte Unterlagen

Existenz und Aufbewahrungsort von Originalen

These are originals.

Existenz und Aufbewahrungsort von Kopien

Not known.

Verwandte Verzeichnungseinheiten

Other Archives:

  • His negatives of El-Kâb are in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum.

Verwandte Beschreibungen

Anmerkung zur Veröffentlichung

Bereich "Anmerkungen"

Alternative Identifikatoren/Signaturen


Zugriffspunkt (Thema)

Zugriffspunkte (Ort)

Name Zugriffspunkte

Zugriffspunkt (Genre)

Bereich "Beschreibungskontrolle"

Identifikator "Beschreibung"


Benutzte Regeln und/oder Konventionen



Daten der Bestandsbildung, Überprüfung, Löschung/Kassierung




Bereich Zugang

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