Robert Hay Collection
- 1824-1834 (Production)
Niveau de description
Étendue matérielle et support
1 box and 1 package
Zone du contexte
Nom du producteur
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.
Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert
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.
Zone du contenu et de la structure
Portée et contenu
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.
Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation
Mode de classement
Kept as received.
Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions. Consultation only.
Conditions de reproduction
Copyright British Library, London
Langue des documents
Écriture des documents
Notes sur la langue et l'écriture
Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques
The board on which the photographs are mounted is fragile. Must be handled with care.
Instruments de recherche
Catalogue for Hay MSS 29812-60, 31054 in the British Library.
Zone des sources complémentaires
Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux
These are copies. The originals are in Manuscript Collections, British Library, London.
Existence et lieu de conservation des copies