Somers Clarke Collection
- 1880s-1926 (Production)
Niveau de description
Étendue matérielle et support
7 boxes, 27 notebooks, 11 parcels, 8 rolls, 1 album, and 1 CD
Zone du contexte
Nom du producteur
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.
Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert
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.
Zone du contenu et de la structure
Portée et contenu
Notebooks, notes, maps, plans, drawings, photographs, and correspondence. There is a small amount of material amongst these papers relating to Westminster Abbey (correspondence).
Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation
Mode de classement
Presumably kept as received. Correspondence arranged alphabetically.
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 originals.
Existence et lieu de conservation des copies