Battiscombe George Gunn Collection
- c.1920s-1950 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
17 boxes, 14 purpose made slip boxes, 7 packages, and 20 rolls
Name of creator
British Egyptologist. Born, London 1883. Died, Oxford 1950. Studied hieroglyphs at University College, London, as a student of Margaret Murray. Assistant to Gardiner helping him with the lexicographical work on Onomastica. Excavated at various sites including Amarna, Haraga, and Saqqâra. Assistant Curator at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo in 1928-31. Curator of Egyptian Antiquities at the University Museum, Philadelphia, 1931-4. Professor of Egyptology, Oxford, 1934-50. Edited the Journal of Egyptian Archeology, 1934-40.
Bequeathed by Professor B. G. Gunn to the Griffith Institute.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The estate of Professor B. G. Gunn. Various notes on Heqanakhte papers presented by Mr T. G. H. James in 1985.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Notebooks, notes, articles (some unpublished), lecture notes, photographs, correspondence, squeezes, drawings, tracings, and casts.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Mostly kept as received. Sir Alan Gardiner sorted the MSS. before they were transferred to the Griffith Institute.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Some tracings, squeezes, and photographs need to be handled with great care.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
These are originals, except where indicated in Gunn catalogue.
Existence and location of copies
Copies of photographs and notes made from Gunn MSS., to be used in proposed publication by D. Magee and J. Malek. Kept in Topographical Bibliography room.
Related units of description
- Publication details indicated in Gunn catalogue.