Alec Naylor Dakin Collection
- c.1939-1945 (Creation)
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Name of creator
British Egyptologist. Born, Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire 1912. Died, Bristol 2003. Educated, Heath School, Halifax, and read Literae Humaniores at Queen's College, Oxford; BA, 1935. He was the first Lady Wallis Budge Fellow at University College, 1936-42. Published several articles, including one with P. C. Smither entitled 'The Semnah Despatches', and another on Middle Kingdom stelae in Queen's College, Oxford (now in the Ashmolean Museum). Entered the Foreign Office in May 1940 and worked as a cryptographer at Bletchley Park. After the war left Egyptology and became a schoolmaster but took it up again in the 1970s.
Dakin sent his papers with 'Notes on Auxiliaries' to Sir Alan Gardiner when he left Egyptology in the mid-1940s.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Formed part of the bequest of Sir Alan Gardiner.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
1 folder containing unsorted notes.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
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.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
See Gardiner catalogue page 124.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
These are originals.
Existence and location of copies
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