Collection Hawker MSS - Edward James Hawker Collection

Identity area

Reference code

Hawker MSS


Edward James Hawker Collection


  • 1850-1852 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

3 albums

Context area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born, Ripley, Surrey 1817. Died, 1892. Eldest son of Rear-Admiral Edward Hawker (1782-1860), of Ashford Lodge, near Petersfield, Hampshire. Adm. Pens. (aged 18) at Trinity College, Cambridge, 15th March 1836. BA, 1840. MA, 1845. Called to the Bar, 21st Nov. 1845. Married Marguerita, daughter of John Rennie. Travelled to Egypt and Nubia for health, 1850-2. Left graffiti with R. H. Borrowes at Semna and Kumma temples in January 1851.

Archival history

All three albums initially in the possession of Miss Florence Hawker, the daughter of E. J. Hawker. The small and medium albums were given by her sister Mrs Margaret Evans.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The small and medium albums were presented by Mrs Margaret Evans in 1939, in response to Mr E. T. Leeds letter in <i>The Times</i>. The large album was presented by Miss Florence Hawker later in 1939.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Three albums containing drawings and watercolours.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Kept as received.

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

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No problems.

Finding aids


Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies


Related units of description

Not known.

Related descriptions

Publication note

Not published.

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places

Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0518A