Área de identidad
Código de referencia
Robert Hay Collection
- 1824-1834 (Creación)
Nivel de descripción
Volumen y soporte
1 box and 1 package
Área de contexto
Nombre del productor
British traveller, antiquarian, and collector. Born, Duns Castle, Berwickshire 1799. Died, Amisfield House, East Lothian 1863. Began a career as a midshipman, and whilst employed as such, visited Alexandria in 1818. In 1819 he unexpectedly inherited the family estate of Linplum following the death of his elder brother. With resources now at his disposal he was able to indulge in his passion for travelling, and spent much time in the Middle East, visiting Egypt in 1824-8 and 1829-34. He was accompanied at various times by several eminent artists, including F. V. J. Arundale, J. Bonomi, O. B. Carter, F. Catherwood, A. Dupuy, G. A. Hoskins, E. W. Lane, and C. Laver. He published <i>Illustrations of Cairo</i> (1840), which contained lithographs of his own drawings and well of those artists he travelled with, but the book made a huge loss due to poor sales, which subsequently curtailed Hay's ambitions to publish more of his work.
Origen del ingreso o transferencia
Not known. Some of the mounted photographs may have come with the Somers Clarke MSS. The microfilm roll was transferred from the Sackler Library Archive Room in November 2018.
Área de contenido y estructura
Alcance y contenido
Typescript copy of Hay's journal from 24th November 1824 to 27th October 1827, photographs of drawings made by Hay in the tomb of Neferhotp (TT49) (Griffith Institute photos. 3070-7), 13 mounted photographs made from Hay's drawings of el-Kâb, Philae, and Amada, and microfilm roll with copies of the Hay MSS once in the British Museum and now in the British Library.
Valorización, destrucción y programación
Sistema de arreglo
Kept as received.
Área de condiciones de acceso y uso
Condiciones de acceso
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions. Consultation only.
Copyright British Library, London
Idioma del material
Escritura del material
Notas sobre las lenguas y escrituras
Características físicas y requisitos técnicos
The board on which the photographs are mounted is fragile. Must be handled with care.
Instrumentos de descripción
Catalogue for Hay MSS 29812-60, 31054 in the British Library.
Área de materiales relacionados
Existencia y localización de originales
These are copies. The originals are in Manuscript Collections, British Library, London.
Existencia y localización de copias