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Kasser, Rodolphe - correspondence

2 letters from Kasser, 1 carbon copy of a reference on behalf of Kasser written by Černý.
Coptic studies and Kasser's work on the Bodmer papyri, which resulted in a number of publications dating from the 1950s to the early 2000s.

Žába, Zbyněk - correspondence

42 letters from Žába.
Professional and personal matters:

  • Žába's studies in Prague and his dissertation on Ptahhotep (later published as, Žába, Z., Les maximes de Ptaḥḥotep (1956) (OEB 5487))
    -Žába's plans to visit Oxford and study with B. Gunn
    -book exchange and purchases
    -the situation of the Egyptological seminar in Prague
    -Egyptian collections in Czechoslovakia
    -post-war Britain and Czechoslovakia
    -personal matters
    -the move of Černý's library to London

Yoyotte, Jean - correspondence

18 letters from Yoyotte.
Professional and personal matters:
-exchange of offprints and publications
-QV 53 publication by Yoyotte, see Yoyotte, J., 'The Tomb of a Prince Ramesses in the Valley of the Queens (No. 53)', in Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 44 (1958), 26-30 (OEB 6811)
-Yoyotte's visits to the UK
-situation of IFAO after the Suez crisis
-personal matters

Wieder, F. C. - correspondence

2 letters from Wieder, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Barbara Sewell (Griffith Institute secretary).
Plans for a publication of J. R. Harris' research on lexicography of ancient Egyptian minerals, Brill publishers enquiring about the possibility of a subsidy for publishing. The book was eventually published elsewhere, see Harris, J. R., Lexicographical Studies in Ancient Egyptian Minerals (1961) (OEB 8464).

Varille, Alexandre - correspondence

1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Varille.
1 thank you note from Černý to Varille for Loret's obituary and for arranging a posthumous publication of Loret's book, see Loret, V., La résine de Térébinthe (SONTER) chez les anciens Égyptiens (1949) (OEB 2073).

Vandier, Jacques - correspondence

17 letters from Vandier.
Professional and private matters:
-exchange of publications, publication plans of both researchers
-membership of academic societies in the UK and France
-Egyptian measure itrw
-personal matters
-visits
-meetings

Till, Walter - correspondence

7 letters from Till, 2 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Till, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Jean Tudor-Pole (secretary) to Till, sent in Černý's absence.
-Egyptian books, written culture, Coptic and Coptic etymologies
-exchange of news on the work on grammars, see Till, W. C., Koptische Grammatik (Saïdischer Dialekt) mit Bibliographie, Lesestücken und Wörterverzeichnissen (1955) (OEB 49O12); and Černý, J. and Groll, S. I., A Late Egyptian Grammar (1975) (OEB 18215) published posthumously
-personal matters
-health

Théodoridès, Aristide - correspondence

13 letters from Théodoridès, 1 copy of a letter from Černý to Théodoridès.
Professional and personal matters:
-book exchange
-Egyptian measures of capacity
-ostracon BM 5634
-libation formulae
-P. Gurob II, O. Chicago 12.073
-graffiti in the Step pyramid complex (TopBib iii2.412 and libation formulae
-ostracon Deir el-Medîna 225
-Théodoridès' travels to the United Kingdom
-meetings
-personal matters
-Théodoridès comment on the Soviet/Warsaw pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

Simpson, William Kelly - correspondence

8 letters from Simpson, 3 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Simpson.
2 letters exchanged between Černý and C. Cann (Queen's College) regarding Simpson's proposed stay in Oxford.
Simpson negotiating a PhD position at Oxford, although Simpson eventually decided to do his PhD in the United States; Simpson's research into Egyptian accounts and accounting, as well as a reference to the Reisner papyri; Simpson published extensively on the latter, see
Simpson, W. K., Papyrus Reisner I: The Records of a Building Project in the Reign of Sesostris I (1963) (OEB 10466), and
Simpson, W. K., Papyrus Reisner II: Accounts of the dockyard workshop at This in the reign of Sesostris I (1965) (OEB 11529).

Scott, Nora - correspondence

6 letters from Scott, 2 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Scott.
-Deir el-Medîna material in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, finds relating to the workman Khabekhnet and his family (Thebes, TT 2, TopBib i2.6-9)
-Third Intermediate Period material
-Scott's study trips to Europe
-personal matters

Schneider, David - correspondence

2 letters from Schneider.
Consultation regarding consanguineous marriages and kinship in ancient Egypt, with reference to Černý, J., 'Consanguineous Marriages in Pharaonic Egypt', in Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 40 (1954), 23-9 (OEB 4042).

Schlott , Adelheid - correspondence

1 letter from Schlott.
Cubit-measure, in Cairo, Egyptian Museum, Temp. No. 31.12.22.2 - TopBib ii2.300, and Schlott's work on cubit-measures (see Schlott, A., Die Ausmasse Ägyptens nach altägyptischen Texten (1969) (OEB 13771)).

Scharff, Alexander - correspondence

1 letter from Scharff, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Scharff.
Scharff sent Černý a copy of his publication on the cult of Osiris (probably Scharff, A., Die Ausbreitung des Osiriskultes in der Frühzeit und während des Alten Reiches (1948) (OEB 1516)).

Säve-Söderbergh, Torgny - correspondence

6 letters from Säve-Söderbergh.
Professional and personal matters:
-a stela in Uppsala (see Černý MSS 2.277)
-Nubian graffiti and other monuments
-visits to the UK by Säve-Söderbergh

Rypka, Jan - correspondence

2 letters from Rypka, 1 draft of a letter from Černý to Rypka.
Rypka, Dean of the Faculty of Arts in Prague, proposing Černý's membership of academic bodies in Czechoslovakia, and Černý's interest in the periodical Naše řeč (official title translation "Our speech", see http://nase-rec.ujc.cas.cz/?lang=en.

Rowton, Michael B. - correspondence

2 letters from Rowton.
Includes reference to an off-print, see Rowton, M. B., 'Manetho's date for Ramesses II', in Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 34 (1948), 57-74 (OEB 1508).

Rosén, Haiim Baruch - correspondence

1 letter from Rosen.
Černý's contribution to a Festschrift for Polotsky (see [Rosén, H. B.] (ed.), Studies in Egyptology and Linguistics in Honour of H. J. Polotsky (1964) (OEB 159090).

Posener, Georges - correspondence

110 letters from Posener, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Posener.
2 letters from Posener to Marie Černý.
Research:
-renewal of the Deir el-Medina ostraca project after the Second World War (WWII)
-Posener's publication plans, work on Kemit (later published as Posener, G., Catalogue des ostraca hiératiques littéraires de Deir el Médineh ii (Nos 1109 à 1167), (1951) & (1991) (OEB 3065))
-Posener's research on execration figures, literary ostraca, translations of various texts
-Černý's research on supposed consanguineous marriages in Egypt
-book exchange and mutual help in obtaining rare volumes in Britain, Egypt and France
Personal and family matters
-some remarks on the situation in Czechoslovakia after the communist coup on 25 February 1948
After Černý's death, Marie Černý consulted options for Černý's posthumous publications with Posener, especially the Late Egyptian grammar and the involvement of S. Groll in the grammar project.

Plumley, J. Martin - correspondence

15 letters from Plumley, 3 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Plumley.
Professional as well as personal matters:
-Coptic studies
-Plumley's publication, Plumley, J. M., An Introductory Coptic Grammar (Sahidic Dialect) (1948) (OEB 1487)
-hieratic papyri research in Cambridge, of interest to Černý
-Plumley's promotion.
-personal and family matters of both correspondents
-mutual visits
-meetings

Pflüger, Kurt - correspondence

1 letter from Pflüger, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Pflüger.
The decree of Horemhab and specific readings. Pflüger published a paper (see Pflüger, K., 'The Edict of King Haremhab', in Journal of Near Eastern Studies 5 [4] (1946), 260-76 (OEB 147264)) on this topic, an offprint of the article was originally enclosed with the letter. Černý indicated a Fairman and Grdseloff collation along with his own comments.

Peck, Caroline Nestmann - correspondence

1 letter from Lamont Moore, Director of the Yale University Art Gallery.
Information from the Director to Ms Peck (R. A. Parker's secretary at Brown University) concerning the opening times of the gallery during Černý's 1954-5 winter visit.

Junker, Hermann - correspondence

4 letters from Junker, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Junker.
-reading a mixed hieratic/hieroglyphic inscription in the tomb of Sekhemka at Gîza
-book exchange, especially Junker's Gîza expedition publications sent in exchange for publications and off-prints from Černý

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