Collection Petrie H. MSS - Hilda Mary Isabel Petrie Collection

Identity area

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Petrie H. MSS

Title

Hilda Mary Isabel Petrie Collection

Date(s)

  • Probably early 1900s (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

2 albums

Context area

Name of creator

(1871-1956)

Biographical history

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, 1902-33.

Archival history

Not known.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Not known.

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

Accruals

System of arrangement

Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material

  • English
  • French

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

'Scraps' album in fragile condition.

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None.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies

None.

Related units of description

Griffith Institute Archive:

  • Contributions by Hilda Petrie are in journals of Sir W. M. F. Petrie.

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Not published.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0516A