Collection Crum MSS - Walter Ewing Crum Collection

Notebook 67 Notebook 71 Notebook 72

Zone d'identification


Crum MSS


Walter Ewing Crum Collection


  • c.1890-1944 (Production)

Niveau de description


Étendue matérielle et support

29 boxes, 78 card index boxes, 43 bundles, and 113 notebooks

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur


Notice biographique

British Coptologist. Born, Capelrig, Renfrewshire 1865. Died, Bath 1944. Educated, Eton, 1879, then Balliol College, Oxford, BA 1888. Became interested in Egyptology whilst an undergraduate, and went to study hieroglyphs, ancient Egyptian and Coptic with W. N. Groff in Paris, then with A. Erman in Berlin. Hon. PhD. Berlin. Went on to specialise in Coptic, eventually becoming the most eminent scholar in his field. He is most renowned for his <i>Coptic Dictionary</i> which he started work on in 1892. He visited many museums and libraries compiling all available material. The <i>Dictionary</i> was published in six volumes between 1929-39. In recognition of his contribution to the subject, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy, 1931, awarded D. Litt., Oxford, 1937, Volume 25 (1939) of the <i>Journal of Egyptian Archaeology</i> was dedicated to him, and the Byzantine Institute of Boston published a volume in his honour. He published extensively in his chosen field.

Histoire archivistique

The Coptic dictionary slip index was bequeathed by Crum. The remaining material, except for Thompson correspondence, was presented by Mrs Crum after Crum's death in 1944. The Sir Herbert Thompson correspondence was presented in 1953 by Brigadier J. A. S. Crum. Photocopies of Dr Abraham Arthur Schiller correspondence with Crum were presented in 1971 by Dr Schiller himself.

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

The estate of W. E. Crum. Additions to the correspondence group in 1953 (Sir Herbert Thompson correspondence presented by Brigadier J. A. S. Crum) and 1971 (Dr Abraham Arthur Shiller correspondence presented by himself).

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

Card indexes used in compilation of the <i>Coptic Dictionary</i>, photographs, photostats, notebooks, notes, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, negatives, and casts.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation


Mode de classement

Mainly kept as received, arranged by type of material.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions

Conditions de reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

No problems.

Instruments de recherche


Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

These are originals.

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Not known.

Unités de description associées

Zone des notes


-Dr Jenni Cromwell revised the original typewritten catalogue in 2014.
-Series Crum MSS 14-18 not assigned.

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Localisation physique

  • Tablette: 0401-0418