Petrie H. MSS
Hilda Mary Isabel Petrie Collection
- Probably early 1900s (Creation)
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Name of creator
British Egyptologist. Born, Dublin 1871. Died, London 1956. Through her interest in Egyptology she met, then married, Flinders Petrie in 1896. Worked with her husband on his excavations, helping to raise the money to fund their work. She also assisted Margaret Murray with her excavations of the Osireion at Abydos, 1902-3.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Two albums. One labelled 'Scraps', which contains mainly photographs, only one of which shows Egypt (Pyramids and Great Sphinx at Gîza); the rest are British churches and historic buildings. The other album is labelled 'Post Card Album' and contains postcards showing French Prehistoric stone circles, megaliths, and chamber tombs, as well as excavations in progress.
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.
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
'Scraps' album in fragile condition.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
These are originals.
Existence and location of copies
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