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Journals

The Journals, or more correctly journal-letters, cover 38 seasons, with a date range of 1880-1 to 1928-9, which cover Petrie’s first season in Egypt (measuring the Pyramids at Giza) through to 1928-9 (Petrie’s excavations at Tell Fara in Palestine). There are approximately 5,000 journal pages.

The earlier handwritten Journals are by Petrie, then following his marriage in 1897, much of the writing was compiled by his wife, Hilda.

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 (Diospolis 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 (Diospolis 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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