Grdseloff - Černý MSS 21.71-5, 925-40, 2465A
- 1948-1950 (Creation)
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0.5 cm, 21 letters
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14 letters from Grdseloff, 4 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Grdseloff.
2 letters from Misha Grdseloff (brother of B. Grdseloff).
1 letter from Leonard Grdseloff (brother of B. Grdseloff).
Professional as well as personal matters.
-Grdseloff's work plans
-personal news of other Egyptologists (H. W. Fairman, J. Leibovitch and H. J. Polotsky)
-exchange of off-prints and other publications
-most significant topic is Deir el-Medina fieldwork and finds of ostraca, including the Cairo love songs (O. DeM 1266 + CGC 25218), published by G. Posener, see Posener, G. Catalogue des ostraca hiératiques littéraires de Deir el Médineh II: Nos 1227-1266 (1972) (OEB 15763), and later Fox, M. V. 'The Cairo love songs', in Journal of the American Oriental Society 100  (1980), 101-9, (OEB 22733)
-another significant topic is Grdseloff's illness (stomach cancer), Černý sent his own rations of Hovis bread to Egypt to Grdseloff as it was one of the few foods Grdseloff could still digest
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