Collection Dennis MSS - James Teackle Dennis Collection

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Dennis MSS


James Teackle Dennis Collection


  • 1906-1907 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box

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Name of creator


Biographical history

American attorney and Egyptologist. Born, Baltimore, MD 1865. Died, Woodbrook, MD 1918. Educated Lafayette College and John Hopkins University, 1896-1903. Went to Egypt on several occasions between 1895 and 1907. Worked with the Hearst Expedition of the University of California at Gîza in 1903-4 and as a volunteer assistant to E. Naville at Deir el-Bahri. Published several popular books about his travels.

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Not known.

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Not known.

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Scope and content

Some 250 facsimile copies of graffiti and ostraca found by E. Naville at Deir el-Bahri, probably mostly in the Hathor-cow Chapel, in 1906-7.

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System of arrangement

Arranged by hieroglyphic, hieratic, Demotic, and Coptic texts.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material

  • English

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No problems.

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Partial catalogue.

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These are originals.

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Not knwon.

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  • Shelf: 0621A