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Petrie Journal 1881 to 1882 (Giza and Nile voyage)

-Journal letters.
-October 3, 1881, to May 8, 1882.
-Handwritten.
-Petrie's main activity was the continuation of the measurement-survey of the pyramids at Giza, which was started the preceding season (1880 to 1881). This was the first season that Petrie took photographs using the pinhole camera he built himself.
-Main site: Giza.
-Other sites: Saqqara, Abusir, Maidum, el-Hiba, Kom el-Ahmar, Amarna, Dendera, Thebes, Medinet Habu, Ramesseum, Luxor, Medinet el-Faiyum, Dahshur, Hawara.

Petrie Journal 1885 to 1886 (Naucratis, Nabesha, and Dafana)

-Journal letters
-November 23, 1885, to June 1, 1886.
-Handwritten.
-Petrie, assisted by F. Ll. Griffith and E. A. Gardner, resumes excavating at Naucratis. In January 1886, Gardner is left to continue excavating at Naucratis while Petrie and Griffith begin excavating at Nebesha. At the end of March 1886, Petrie moves to Dafana and excavates there.
-Main sites: Naucratis (Naukratis), Nabesha (Tell Nebesha; Tell Farun), and Dafana (Tell Dafana; Daphnae).
-Other sites: Tanis (San el-Hagar).
-Pages 7-9 and 45-6 are copies of letters by Petrie's mother Anne.

Petrie Journal 1887 to 1888 (Medinet el-Faiyum and Hawara)

-Journal letters.
-December 5, 1887, through to May 12, 1888.
-Handwritten.
-Petrie begins the season excavating in the temple of Sobek at Medinet el-Faiyum, then moves on to Hawara where he surveys the pyramid, as well as finding many mummy-portraits from the Roman Period cemetery there.
-Main sites: Medinet el-Faiyum and Hawara.
-Other sites: Byahmu (Biyahmu), Medinet el-Gurob (Ghurab; Gourob).

Handwritten copy of Petrie Journals 1893-1897

Handwritten copies, created by Kate Bradbury (m. Griffith), excerpts of Petrie's journals from December 1893 to January 1897. Presumably created by Bradbury when the Petrie journals were circulated to friends and sponsors. The excerpts include:
-Pages 1-9 - February-April 1893 - Petrie photographing objects in the museums in Bologna, Florence, and Turin, as well as visits to archaeological sites in Italy including Pompeii.
-Pages 11-51 - 1893-4 - excavations at Qift (Koptos).
-Pages 52-81 - 1894-5 - excavations at Tukh (Nubt), Ballas and Naqada, Petrie assisted by J. E. Quibell, B. P. Grenfell and Hugh Price.
-Pages 82-90 - 1895-6 - excavations at Thebes including the Ramesseum, Temple of Thutmose IV and the Temple of Amenophis II.
-Pages 91-119 - 1896-7 - excavations at Beni Mazar and Bibeh.

Griffith, Kate

Handwritten copy of Petrie Journals 1897-1901

Handwritten copies, created by Kate Bradbury (m. Griffith), excerpts of Petrie's journals from November 1897 to February January 1901, notes associated with the journal and copy of the N. de Garis Davies journal for 1898 to 1899. Presumably created by Bradbury when the Petrie journals were circulated to friends and sponsors.
-Pages 1-21 - 1897-8 - Excavations at Dendera of the mastaba tombs and cemetery, also a description of a trip into the desert around Dendera, Petrie assisted by A. C. Mace and N. de Garis Davies.
-Pages 23-39 - 1898 to 1899 - Excavations at Hu (Diopolis Parva), Petrie assisted by A. C. Mace, and D. Randall-MacIver.
-Pages 40-51 - 1899 to 1900 - Excavations at Abydos, Umm El Qa‘ab.
-Pages 52-58 - 1900 to 1901 - Excavations at Abydos, Umm El Qa‘ab.
-Pages 59-62 - 1901 to 1902 - Excavations at Abydos, temple and cemeteries.

-Pages 63-73 - loose items associated with the notebook, some related to Petrie’s journals.

-Pages 74-76 - Excerpts from Norman de Garis Davies journal - 1898-1899 - Excavating the tomb of Ptah-hotep at Saqqara, includes a brief letter and note in Davies' hand.

Griffith, Kate

Petrie 'Scraps' photograph album

Album, 24 x 30 cm, “SCRAPS” impressed on the cover, 52 pages, most photographs glued onto the page (using stamp-papers) or mount-slots cut into the page. Most of the photographs are commercial picture cards of locations in the United Kingdom, typically measuring 6.5 by 10.5 cm, many with printed captions, as well as Petrie's annotations. These were presumably purchased by Petrie when travelling around the country. The majority of the photographs are commercial images. Most of the photographs are listed in the order they are presented in the album.

United Kingdom
-Tunbridge Wells, Rusthall Rocks, High Rocks
-Carshalton Church, Surrey
-Windsor Castle
-Savernake Forest
-Walton Parsonage
-Broad Street, Hereford
-Clifton Suspension Bridge
-Bristol Cathedral (interior)
-St Mary Radcliffe Church, Bristol
-Cheddar Gorge (two 10 x 16 commercial prints)
-St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton
-Wells Cathedral (interior)
-Charmouth (multiple views, where Petrie was born and grew-up, includes a view of “our old house / Montefiore's”)
-Monkton Wylde
-Whitchurch
-Whitchurch Canonicorum Church
-Wooton House
-Forde Abbey
-Lyme Regis, landslip near
-Exeter Cathedral (interior)
-Torquay
-Antstey’s Cove
-Lustleigh Cleave
-Chagford
-Lynton
-Lynmouth
-Ilfracombe
-Durham Cathedral
-Sudley House, near Liverpool
-Ben Leagach, Glen Torridon
-Edinburgh
-Family group in the garden of a house (annotated: “Mrs Y., Mary, Wm., C. Mr. Y. Fred & Cecy”)
-Perth
-Rochester, Cathedral and Castle
-Dover Castle, St Mary in Castro [church with Roman lighthouse]
-Reculver, St Mary’s Church
-Sandwich, St Peter’s Church, St Bartholomew’s Chapel
-Stonehenge [Petrie’s own photos?]
-Avebury
-Silbury Hill
-Cromlech, The Devil’s Den
-Southampton, Bargate and The Arcades
-Netley Abbey
-Portchester Castle
-Drewsteignton, Cromlech, “The Three Spinsters”
-St Austell, Holy Trinity Church

France
-Mont Saint-Michel

USA
-Bloomer Cut, near Auburn, CA
-Kessler Peak, Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Egypt
-Giza, Great Sphinx and Khufu Pyramid

Nigeria
-“Bp. Crowther’s residence / Gbebe / River Niger”.

Australia
-Melbourne (views from the Botanic Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens, The Treasury, the Yarra at Studley Park)

New Zealand
-Gold miners

Canada

  • House 13, Masset, BC

Artworks
-"The Blind Beggar” by J. L. Dyckmans, National Gallery
-“The Reading Girl (La Leggitrice)” by Pietro Magni, National Gallery

Varia
-Photograph of a young man standing at the base of a rock formation. Perhaps W. M. F. Petrie? Location, probably United Kingdom, Cheddar Gorge?
-Christmas greetings card addressed to Mrs Petrie [W. M. F. Petrie’s mother] from Elizabeth Flinders Naylor, 1891
-Engraving of an ancient Egyptian bronze statuette or coffin of a bat
-Portrait of Lord Shaftesbury (Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury) (1801-1885)

Petrie, (Lady) Hilda Mary Isabel

Petrie 'Post Card Album'

Album, 36 x 24.5 cm, "Post Card Album” impressed on the cover, 38 pages with 192 postcards. Most of the postcards have not been used, those which have been posted are all addressed to Alfred Lionel Lewis (d. 1920), a Prehistorian and Vice President of the Royal Anthropological Institute. The Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford, also possesses a collection of Lewis’ scale models of prehistoric monuments. Most of the postcards are listed in the order they are presented in the album.

France
Prehistoric monuments
-Carnac
-Locmariaquer
-Le Croisic
-Champ-Dolent
-Saint-Vran
-La Rochelongue
-Glomel
-Trégunc
-Corley
-Kerien
-Saint-Nazaire
-l’île d’Oléron
-Saint-Renan
-Porspoder
-Kérangoaker
-Ploufragan
-Rouen
-Pleumeur-Bodou
-Plouescat
-Commequiers
-La Rochepot
-Morvan
-Solutré-Pouilly
-Draguignan
-Les Ventes
-Vallée d’Iton
-Pacy-sur-Eure
-Saint-Micaud
-Neaufles-Auvergny
-Ussy
-Berrias-et-Casteljau
-Saint-Agrève
-Saint-Cergues
-Saint-Alban-sous-Sampzon
-Souppes-sur-Loing
-Aude
-Evreux
-Bretteville
-Neuville-Bosc
-Boubiers
-Delincourt
-Yzeures-sur-Creuse
-Connerré
-Saint-Nectaire
-Martinvast

  • Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (series produced during the C. Hauser excavations)
    -Sers
    -Fontenille
    -Poitiers
    -Roullet-Saint-Estèphe
    -Bernac

Churches
-Gurat, église monolithe Saint-Georges
-Lanterne des Morts (Charente, Quercy, Cellefrouin, Château-Larcher, Vivonne)
-Aubeterre, l’eglise Saint-Jean

Several series of postcards produced for congresses
-Congrès Préhistorique de France, Autun, 1907 (Alise-Sainte-Reine, Mont Beuvray, Camp de Chassey, Solutré-Pouilly)
-IVe Congrès préhistorique de France, Cambéry, 1908 (Pierre-Châtel, Saint-Saturnin, Aiguebelette, Aix-les-Bains, Butte de Montjay, La Balme, Lac du Bourget)
-Ve Congrès préhistorique de France, Beauvais, 1909 (Trie-Château, Champignolles, Villers-Saint-Sépulcre, Champlieu, Sainte-Geneviève, Beauvais)
-XIVe Congrès d’Anthropologie et d’Archéologie préhistoriques, Genène, 1912 (small flint figures)

Belgium
Prehistoric monument
-Tervueren

United Kingdom
Prehistoric monuments
-Coria (Corbridge; Corstopitum) (objects)
-Arran, Shiskine
-Penrith, “Giant’s Grave”
-Aylesford pit Kent, Bennett Coll.

Objects in museums
-Colchester Corporation Museum (The Colchester Vase, British 1st and 2nd Century vessels)
-Glastonbury Bronze Bowl
-Oxford, Ashmolean Museum (Knossos, great store-jar and fresco-painting)

Miscellaneous
-Westminster Abbey, funerary wax effigies of British Kings and Queens

Petrie, (Lady) Hilda Mary Isabel

Album 5 - Egyptian Miniatures Part A. Old Empire

-Album containing photographs of Old (and also some Middle) Kingdom antiquities and monuments.
-Most of the photographs show the Giza pyramids, especially the Great Pyramid, as well as many private tombs.
-This album includes the photograph showing Petrie standing outside the tomb he lived in the early 1880s when surveying the pyramids (Petrie MSS 5.5.23c [upper right]).
-Other sites in this album include pyramids, tombs and other monuments at Saqqara, Meidum, Dahshur, Abusir, Hawara, Zawyet el-Amwat and Biahmu.

Modern 35mm negatives of Petrie's photographs taken at the Giza Museum in Cairo

Modern negatives created from Petrie's original nitrate negatives which were then deaccessioned.

These photographs were numbered by Petrie himself and are the same as in the album of photographs entitled 'Koptos and Ghizeh Museum' (Petrie MSS 5.4, specifically Petrie MSS 5.4.30-61), except for 516, 518, 552, and 570.

Note: Only digital versions of the negatives nos. 516, 518, 552 and 570 (which are not present in the album Petrie MSS 5.4) are included here. Links to the original prints in the album are included for the remaining entries instead. The following negatives are missing (only prints in the album exist): 502, 504, 550, 592, 609, 611 and 616.

Petrie Journal 1883 to 1884 (Tanis)

-Journal letters.
-November 7, 1883, through to July 7, 1884.
-Handwritten.
-In early December 1883, Petrie, accompanied by his friends Prof. and Mrs Sheldon Amos, charters a dahabiyeh from Cairo, travelling through the Wadi Tumilat to Ismailia, Petrie prospects sites along the way including the site for Petrie's next season which is later identified by him as Naucratis. In February 1884, Petrie begins his first large-scale excavations at Tanis which continue into June.
-Main site: Tanis (San el-Hagar).

Petrie Journal 1890 to 1891 (Maidum)

-Journal letters.
-November 6, 1890, to June 15, 1891.
-Handwritten.
-Petrie at Maidum for the whole season excavating and recording the tombs, as well as surveying the pyramid. Petrie assisted by G. W. Fraser and F. J. Bliss. In April 1891, Petrie travels to Greece to visit Ernest Gardner, Director of the British School at Athens, where Petrie is able to confirm that the “Aegean” finds from Gurob were manufactured in Mycenae then exported to Egypt.
-Sites: Maidum (Meydum; Medum).
-Includes several small watercolours of objects.

Petrie Journal 1893 to 1894 (Koptos)

-Journal letters.
-November 27, 1893, through to February 23, 1894.
-Handwritten.
-Petrie is at Koptos for the whole season where he was assisted by James Edward Quibell and Bernard Pyne Grenfell. Petrie discovered three temples and found evidence of constant occupation at the site, from the Predynastic period through to the Roman era. Petrie also discovered three Predynastic colossal statues of Min beneath a Ptolemaic pavement, one statue is now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and the other two are in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Petrie's excavations at this site initiated the formation of the highly-regarded Egyptian workforce specialising in archaeological excavation and referred to as "Quftis".
-Site: Koptos (Coptos; Qift; Quft).

Petrie Journal 1898 to 1899 (Diopolis Parva - Hu and Abadiya)

-Journal letters.
-Part 1, W. M. Flinders Petrie journal, November 29, 1898, to March 20, 1899.
-Part 2, Hilda Petrie journal, November 14, 1898, to March 1, 1899.
-Part 3, Hilda Petrie diary “1898-9 / SEMAINEH & HOW.”, December 6, 1898, to January 25, 1899. Camping trip (El Ga’ara, El Ghabat and Nawahed), March 2-5, 1899. Pages 143-70 are loose pages and the order is uncertain.
-All handwritten.
-Sites: Abadiya, Hu (Diopolis Parva).

Petrie Journal 1906 to 1907 (Giza)

-Journal letters.
-December 13, 1906, to March 24, 1907.
-Handwritten.
-Site: Giza.
-Pages 1-4 and 9-15 are photocopies of originals held at the Petrie Museum of Archaeology, University College London.
-Page 12 is a typewritten copy of a letter.

Letter exchange between C. H. Read and Petrie

Correspondence exchanged between Charles Hercules Read and W. M. F. Petrie in 1907, two letters and one draft letter.
-C. H. Read to Petrie, 27-03-1907, 2 pages, comparing the scale of excavations in Egypt undertaken by the Germans and Americans and that the British were falling behind.
-Petrie to C. H. Read, not dated but presumably 1907, 3 pages, a draft of the reply in response to Read's letter of 27-03-1907, refutes Read's statement, and to the contrary, the British were in fact 'leading the way', describes his excavations in the Palace of Apries at Memphis, has funding for excavating in Egypt for the next 5 to 10 years, and the British Society of Antiquaries need to continue its support of British excavations.
-Petrie to C. H. Read, 27-05-1909, 1 page, the Hilton Price collection sale at Sotheby's.

Accession and Archivist's notes

Three groups of material relating to the Petrie Journals.
-Original archive wrappings for Journals, as received, with notes and comments.
-Ann Petrie note dated November 1969 and a photocopy of a typewritten list of W. M. F. Petrie's publications.
-Photocopy of letter from Rachael Sparks, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, 07-03-2004, describing W. M. F. Petrie MSS in other repositories.

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