Collection Dévaud MSS - Eugène Victor Dévaud Collection

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Dévaud MSS

Title

Eugène Victor Dévaud Collection

Date(s)

  • 1920s (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

5 card index boxes and 1 small parcel

Context area

Name of creator

(1878-1929)

Biographical history

Swiss Egyptologist. Born, Fribourg 1878. Died, 1929. Lecturer at Fribourg University, Switzerland 1923; Professor 1927. Constributed significantly to the study of Coptic etymologies and published articles on this subject in various journals.

Archival history

Presumed to have been in the possession of W. E. Crum.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Probably received with the papers of W. E. Crum after the latter's death in 1944.

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Scope and content

A card index for a Coptic etymological dictionary and notes on Coptic etymologies (apparently not published).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Kept as received. The card index arranged alphabetically; not numbered.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford

Language of material

  • Coptic
  • French

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Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No problems.

Finding aids

None.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

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Related units of description

Griffith Institute Archive and Other Archives:

  • Xeroxes of Dévaud's transcriptions of Illahun (el-Lâhûn) papyri in Gardiner MSS 30.194-289 (the originals are in Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum).

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Apparently not published.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0217
  • Shelf: 0421