Robert Hay Collection
- 1824-1834 (Vervaardig)
Omvang en medium
1 box and 1 package
Naam van de archiefvormer
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.
Geschiedenis van het archief
Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging
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.
Inhoud en structuur
Bereik en inhoud
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.
Waardering, vernietiging en slectie
Kept as received.
Voorwaarden voor toegang en gebruik
Voorwaarden voor raadpleging
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions. Consultation only.
Voorwaarden voor reproductie
Copyright British Library, London
Taal van het materiaal
Schrift van het materiaal
Taal en schrift aantekeningen
Fysieke eigenschappen en technische eisen
The board on which the photographs are mounted is fragile. Must be handled with care.
Catalogue for Hay MSS 29812-60, 31054 in the British Library.
Bestaan en verblifplaats van originelen
These are copies. The originals are in Manuscript Collections, British Library, London.
Bestaan en verblijfplaats van kopieën