- Petrie MSS 1.20
- Journal letters.
- Winter 1900 to 1901, no dates are recorded by Petrie.
- Site: Abydos (Osiris Temple Enclosure).
- Pages 9-16 by Hilda Petrie.
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Papers of William Matthew Flinders Petrie including journals covering 38 seasons (1880-1929) and photographs of excavations. The collection also includes secondary material associated with Petrie's journals, photographs of objects in museums, souvenir photographs and photocopies of material held at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London.
Petrie, (Sir) William Matthew Flinders
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 (Diospolis 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.
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.