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'It is our father who writes'

Material for projected book on It is our father who writes: Orders from the Archimandrite’s office at the Monastery of Apollo at Bawit.
Manuscript with photocopies of illustrations, correspondence concerning papyrus Jonathan Byrd 36.2 and other papyri, and annotated photocopied articles.

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.

Albright, William F. - correspondence

5 letters from Albright, 2 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Albright.
-reading of papyri, particularly Sallier IV - BM EA 10184, 7
-Egyptian loanwords from Semitic
-reading of Egyptian toponyms related to Syria-Palestine
-social contact, personal meetings when Černý was Visiting Professor at Brown University, Providence
-exchange of offprints

Album 1 - El-Kab (Quibell)

Album with 30 photographs of excavations at El-Kab between December 1897 and April 1898, led by James Edward Quibell, assisted by his sister Kate Quibell and Annie A. Pirie (later Quibell).

Quibell, James Edward

Album 2 - Deshasheh

-Album titled 'Deshasheh 1897' containing photographs from Petrie's excavations at Deshasheh in 1897.
-The introduction on the third page reads: 'Deshaheh is a village on the western edge of the Nile Valley, about twenty miles south of the entrance to the Fayum. At about two miles back in the desert is a low range of cliffs about 80 ft high. The southernmost end of these cliffs is an isolated hill which contains the inscribed tomb of Anta and many unnamed tomb pits; the cliffs for half a mile north of this are pierced with many more tombs, and contain another inscribed tomb, of Shedu. A serdab of a great mastaba, now destroyed, contained the series of statues of Nenkheftka. While in the hill above was the tomb and coffin inscribed of his son Nenkheftek. The excavations were made in Feb. and March 1897 for the Egypt Exploration Fund. / W.M. Flinders Petrie. / The whole cemetery is of about the Vth dynasty 3600 BC.'
-The final 2 pages of photographs in the album (Petrie MSS 5.2.77-85) are of a statuette now in London, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, 14210.

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.

Album of newspaper cuttings

Album of newspaper cuttings relating to the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, excavation of the tomb and finds. The album includes a partial index. Roughly half of the album has been filled.

Aldred, Cyril - correspondence

40 letters from Aldred, 7 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Aldred.
-consultations on ostraca in the Hunterian museum
-Rhind dockets, objects from the Edinburgh museum collection and search for ostraca in other Scottish collections
-Akhenaten and Tutankhamun's chariots
-personal matters
-notes on other Egyptological institutions

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