File Gunn - Černý MSS 21.77, 956-1023 - Gunn, Battiscombe G. - correspondence

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Gunn - Černý MSS 21.77, 956-1023


Gunn, Battiscombe G. - correspondence


  • 1938-1949 (Creation)

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0.5 cm, 69 letters

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68 letters from Gunn, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Gunn.
Regular exchange of professional information, including:
-Černý's publications, and publications exchange
-purchase of books from Alec Dakin
-A Festschrift for A. Gardiner - negotiating with authors, application to potential sponsors (considered Chester Beatty, John D. Rockefeller, IFAO, etc.), major sponsors declined so the idea was transformed into a dedicated volume of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
-reading of Egyptian literary texts, including Černý coming to attend seminars at Oxford
-mutual consultations
-advising each other's students - P. Massart, E. Jelínková(-Reymond), Z. Žába

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Some letters not in chronological order within the assigned Archive numbering sequence.

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  • English

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Gunn MSS in the Eckley B. Coxe expedition papers, The Archives of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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