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Percy Edward Newberry Collection

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  • Collection
  • 1629-1999

The Percy Newberry Collection has been listed thanks to a cataloguing grant from the The National Archives in 2015. The collection comprises a wide range of material on topics including Predynastic Egypt, Theban tombs, Egyptian flora and fauna, early Egyptian travellers, ancient Egyptian religion and culture, as well as Newberry's genealogy. Formats include notebooks, research notes, photographs, tracings, rubbings and neswpaper clippings.

The collection has been divided into 5 series: Biographical Material; Correspondence; Research Notebooks; Subject Files and Research Material.

The following key subject terms collate material on the same subject which have been listed in different series:
<a href="http://archive.griffith.ox.ac.uk/index.php/nome-ensigns-percy-newberry-collection">Nome Ensigns</a>
<a href="http://archive.griffith.ox.ac.uk/index.php/flora-and-fauna-percy-newberry-collection">Flora and Fauna</a>
<a href="http://archive.griffith.ox.ac.uk/index.php/predynastic-egypt-percy-newberry-collection">Predynastic Egypt</a>
<a href="http://archive.griffith.ox.ac.uk/index.php/scarabs-and-seals-percy-newberry-collection">Scarabs and Seals</a>

Newberry, Percy Edward

Biographical Material

This series includes material created by Newberry as well as material on Newberry created by others. It includes newspaper cuttings, letter lists, diary notes, photographs, as well as material relating to Newberry's genealogical research.

This series also includes Newberry's excavation diary during his work for Lord Northampton from 1898 to 1899.

Group photographs with Egyptologists

Folder containing 3 black and white group photographs which include Percy Newberry and all appear to have been taken in Egypt.

Photographs include the following information:
-Note on the back suggests it was taken in the 1920s and names Abu Bakr, Hermann Grapow, Percy Newberry, Georg Steindorff, Hermann Junker and Selim Hassan.
-Back of the photograph is date stamped 17 January 1930 and a note reads 'A Benni Hassane' [at Beni Hasan].
-Note on the back of the photograph suggests that it is a photograph taken at Cairo University in the 1920s, and lists the people seated left to right as: 1. [?], 2. [?], 3. Selim Hassan 4. Newberry 5. [?] 6. Junker 7. Vikentiev 8. Henri? Frankfort 9. [?] and in the front row 1. Baudouin? Van de Walle, 2. [?], 3. [?].

Calling cards

Photographs or calling cards of members of Newberry's extended family. Some are named on the back by Newberry with a note on genealogy. Includes photographs of: Newberry's mother Sarah Newberry, 1905; Newberry's Uncle F.J. Newberry; Newberry's Grandfather F.W. Newberry; Mrs Sarah Pine born Kenward (1790-?); Mrs Thomas Kenward; William Munk; James Newberry (1781-); Elizabeth Newberry (1791-); Thomas Kenward (1788-); Mrs James Newberry born Dixy. Also includes receipt for 12 calling cards, 1867.

Press cuttings

Folder titled by John Harris 'PRESS CUTTINGS' with newspaper cuttings glued or fastened on to each page.

Newpaper cuttings are on a range of topics relating to ancient Egypt and Egyptology including congresses taking place, exhibitions such as the exhibition of Egyptian Art at the Burlington Fine Arts Club, book reviews, news relating to Percy Newberry, current research, obituaries, Sudan, Libya and the Libyan Desert.

Amherst, (Lady) Mary Rothes Margaret - correspondence

Correspondence from Lady Mary Rothes Margaret Amherst (eldest daughter of Lord Amherst of Hackney; marriage 1885, Lord William Cecil; in 1909 succeeded as Baroness Amherst of Hackney) on topics including relating to the purchase of items in Egypt; the sale of the families book collection to Liverpool; the identification of museum papyri.

Note:
MSS 2/48a is also numbered 1/50 and A.96

Assad, Iskander - correspondence

Correspondence from Iskander Assad, an Egyptian student, including arranging to meet Newberry in London and asking for help on his appointment to Keeper of the Ancient Egyptian Department of the Agricultural Museum, Cairo.

Note:
MSS 26/3 is also numbered A.181

Benson, Margaret - correspondence

Correspondence from Margaret Benson (1865-1916) (daughter of Mary Benson) including relating to squeezes of a big stone and finds from a temple [presumably the Temple of Mut].

Note:
MSS 4/73 is also numbered A 229
MSS 4/77 is also numbered 43
MSS 4/80 is also numbered 41

Bethell, (Hon.) Richard - correspondence

Correspondence from Hon. Richard Bethell (1883-1929) relating to the purchase of items at auction including scarabs and rings; a quarrel Newberry had with Howard Carter over the sale of items; letter stating his intention to sell his entire Egyptian collection due to lack of money; letter about a prehistoric pot purchased by Bethell.

Note:
MSS 4/101 is also numbered 7a
MSS 4/103 is also numbered 7
MSS 4/104 is also numbered 15
MSS 4/106 is also numbered 287
MSS 4/110 is also numbered 233

Blackman, Aylward Manley - correspondence

Correspondence from Aylward Manley Blackman on topics including asking Newberry's advice in relation to employment; invitation to lecture; translations and other research interests; visits to Oxford.

Note:
MSS 5/14 is also numbered 7
MSS 5/15 is also numbered 8
MSS 5/15a is also numbered A.91
MSS 5/16 is also numbered 26
MSS 5/17 is also numbered 341
MSS 5/19 is also numbered A 297
MSS 5/22 is also numbered A.38
MSS 5/24 is also numbered 16
MSS 5/26 is also numbered 45

Blackman, Aylward Manley

Bosanquet, Robert Carr - correspondence

Correspondence from Robert Carr Bosanquet (1871-1935) relating to donors to the Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool University; research interests; Oldbury Camp; family news.

Note:
MSS 5/55 is also numbered 15
MSS 5/56 is also numbered 362
MSS 5/58 is also numbered 344
MSS 5/59 is also numbered 340
MSS 5/60 is also numbered 330
MSS 5/61 is also numbered 328

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