Área de identidad
Código de referencia
Somers Clarke Collection
- 1880s-1926 (Creación)
Nivel de descripción
Volumen y soporte
7 boxes, 27 notebooks, 11 parcels, 8 rolls, 1 album, and 1 CD
Área de contexto
Nombre del productor
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.
Origen del ingreso o transferencia
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.
Área de contenido y estructura
Alcance y contenido
Notebooks, notes, maps, plans, drawings, photographs, and correspondence. There is a small amount of material amongst these papers relating to Westminster Abbey (correspondence).
Valorización, destrucción y programación
Sistema de arreglo
Presumably kept as received. Correspondence arranged alphabetically.
Área de condiciones de acceso y uso
Condiciones de acceso
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford
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Existencia y localización de originales
These are originals.
Existencia y localización de copias