File NEWB2/348 - Hall, Harry Reginald Holland - correspondence

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Hall, Harry Reginald Holland - correspondence


  • 1902 - 1930 (Creation)

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1 cm, 50 letters

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(23 April 1869 - 7 August 1949)

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Correspondence from Harry Reginald Holland Hall (1873-1920) including relating to work of the Egypt Exploration Society (EES), purchase of antiquities for the British Museum and research.

Includes correspondence relating to: accomodation arrangements in Cairo including a letter possibly sent to Carter; Bab el Hosan and the archaeological report of the EES, 1904-5; a visit to Beni Hasan; James Teackle Dennis and his work for the EES; T. Eric Peet; an article by Albright titled 'Menes and Narâm-Sin' in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (1920); arrangements for excavation work, discussion of future sites and the role of the EES in excavation and survey work; inspection of Lord Sandwich's collection for inclusion in an exhibition at Burlington Fine Arts Club; purchase of items for the British Museum including from the Hood and Maxwell collections; collecting ladanum with a flail; getting antiquities from Egypt and Pierre Lacau.

Also includes: a postcard featuring a photograph of a stela labelled during previous archival processing 'Zeyak, Abu Skereb?'; a postcard of British Museum papyrus number 10470 showing a ceremony of the 'Opening of the Mouth' on the mummy of Hunefer; a postcard showing a photograph of an Italian ship called 'Scilla'; and a list by Newberry of people invited to a dinner to celebrate Hall's appointment to Keeper, Briitsh Museum, 21 October 1924

MSS 23/8 is also numbered 339
MSS 23/10 is also numbered A.157
MSS 23/11 is also numbered A.156
MSS 23/12 is also numbered A.158
MSS 23/17 is also numbered A.196
MSS 23/18 is also numbered A.196a
MSS 23/19 is also numbered A.25
MSS 23/20 is also numbered A.27
MSS 23/30 is also numbered A.72
MSS 23/31 is also numbered A.73
MSS 23/32 is also numbered 204b
MSS 23/33 is also numbered 307
MSS 23/38 is also numbered 19
MSS 23/39 is also numbered 24
MSS 23/40 is also numbered 14
MSS 23/41 is also numbered 16
MSS 23/45 is also numbered 204
MSS 23/50 is also numbered 318

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MSS 23/3-52 including 12A

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