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Percy Edward Newberry Collection
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Ward, John - correspondence

Correspondence from John Ward including referring to Newberry's excavation work, Archibald Sayce and meeting in Luxor (1899); congratulating Newberry on the publication of Rekhmara (1900); and congratulating Newberry on his marriage and moving to Kent after the death of his wife (1907).

Warburg, (Sir) Oscar Emanuel - correspondence

Correspondence from Sir Oscar Emanuel Warburg (1876-1937) relating to botanical research and Newberry visiting with a sketch map to help him find the house.

Note:
MSS 44/89 is also numbered 34a
MSS 44/90 is also numbered 34
MSS 44/91 is also numbered A 130

Wallis, Harold - correspondence

Correspondence from Harold Wallis relating to Newberry's purchase of articles from his collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, including receipt of payment signed by Alice and Violet Wallis (1933).

Note:
MSS 44/85 is also numbered 26a.
Warren Dawson's list of correspondence includes MSS 44/84 however this letter is now missing.

Walker, Phyllis - correspondence

Correspondence from Phyllis Walker (Niece and heir of Howard Carter) relating to the execution of Howard Carter's estate.

Includes correspondence relating to: publishing an unpublished manuscript started by Carter on his early career; transfer of files to Oxford including copy of a letter of receipt from the Ashmolean museum; copy of two letters from E.T. Leeds on donation of files; work during World War Two and moving (1942); news of Mrs Burton (1943); copyright infringement (1945); reference to Howard Carter's paintings including of birds, Deir el-Bahari and the Ramesseum; sale of furniture at Sotheby's; Executors Spink and Captain Ingram's handling of objects and objects arriving broken to the Metropolitan Museum, New York; Burton's help with the sale of objects; copy of letter from Etienne Drichton (Director General, Cairo Museum) relating to the donation of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun to the Cairo Museum (1940).

Also includes: letter of thanks to Mrs Newberry (1939) and on the death of Harry Burton (1940); copy of letter from Alan Gardiner to Phyllis Walker on the donation of Howard Carter's records relating to the tomb of Tutankhamun to the Ashmolean and copyright ownership (1945); copy of letter from E.T. Leeds (Keeper, Ashmolean Museum) thanking Walker for the gift of Carter's records (1945).

Walker, John - correspondence

Correspondence from John Walker including relating to visiting Newberry and the publication of a book translated by Walker from Arabic on folk medicine among the modern Egyptian peasantry.

Walker, James Herbert - correspondence

Correspondence from James Herbert Walker including comments on Rekhmara and a paper by Newberry for the Society of Biblical Archaeology. Also includes a letter referring to Newberry's plans for excavation with the Marquis of Northampton and finding his lost dog.

Note:
MSS 44/54 is also numbered A.210
MSS 44/58 is also numbered A.269

Wainwright, Gerald Averay - correspondence

Correspondence from Gerald Averay Wainwright including relating to travel to Egypt; a stela in the Cairo Museum; the tomb of Teti-ki; 'finances of independent Egypt' and the Egyptian Railway (1925); Newberry's research on nome standards (1932); hieroglyphic sign of a seven petaled flower.

Note:
MSS 44/44 is also numbered 208
MSS 44/45 is also numbered A.131

Waddell, William Gillan - correspondence

Correspondence from William Gillan Waddell including relating to his book on Manetho, research on Egyptian chronology, the translation of words including the Latin words baca and baculum, news from Egypt including via Mrs Ghorbal (1933).

Wace, Alan John Bayard - correspondence

Correspondence from Alan John Bayard Wace including relating to his work at the VictoriaAlbert Museum and embroideries.

Includes correspondence relating to: embroideries belonging to Newberry; his appointment to the V (1924); requesting information on vase found in tomb of Thutmose IV inscribed 'Vase of Keftiu'; inviting Newberry to give lecture on textiles; arranging to visit embroidery collections including Newberry's; the purchase of embroideries in Egypt; trip to America (1929); donation of a Persian papier mache panel by Newberry (1932); olives in Greece (1933); on appointment to the University of Cambridge; silphium columns; requesting reference for Pendlebury.

Note:
MSS 44/5 is also numbered 294
MSS 44/9 is also numbered 25
MSS 44/14 is also numbered A.125
MSS 44/15 is also numbered A.126
MSS 44/16 is also numbered A.125a
MSS 44/20 is also numbered A.133

Vines and wine

Folder titled 'Vine and Wine' containing a handbound notebook titled 'Vine and Wine'. Notebook contains notes on the cultivation of vines, royal vineyards, sealings of officials of the vineyards, wine jar inscriptions, wine, sources of wine, wine production, wine strainers including two cuttings of photographs of wine strainers.

This folder was previously in a box labelled, during previous archival processing, 'Flora and Fauna 1'.

Various Notes by P.E.Newberry

Notebook titled by Warren Dawson 'VARIOUS NOTES by P.E.Newberry' and inside 'Various Notes by Percy Edward Newberry given to me by him March, 1949' and below 'Given by Mr Warren R. Dawson, October, 1960'.

Includes:
-Handwritten and typewritten notes on people who travelled in Nubia (modern central and northern Sudan and southern Egypt) and Egypt, mostly in the 19th century, including names, dates, where they visited and bibliographic references
-Typed extract from or notes on 'Mariette, Lettres et Souvenirs personnels', 1904 (OEB 144543)
-Typed notes titled 'Destruction of Monuments. Hermopolis Temple' and 'Destruction of Monuments. Temple at GAW'
-Notes on Pierre Belon du Mans and extract of a bibliography
-Notes on the Hoopoe bird including sketches
-Loose drawing of a scarab inscription

Tutanchamon - Sonderheft Der Woche

Folder has been labelled 'German Publication (1924) of photographs from Tutankhamuns Tomb. (found amongst the material of the late Percy E. Newberry)'.

Folder contains a German publication titled 'Tutanchamon - Sonderheft Der Woche' or in English 'Tutankhamun - Special Weekly Issue' (OEB 151539) on the tomb of Tutankhamun. The pages of the publication are not in order within the folder. There are also two newspaper or magazine cuttings of an image of a buckle in the form of a leopard's head from a Sem Priest's robe, copyright 1923.

Turrill, William Bertram - correspondence

Correspondence from William Bertram Turrill (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) including referring to Newberry's trip to Morocco, Newberry's paper on the olive, and requesting botanical specimens. Also includes draft letter from Newberry on Euphorbia resinifera.

Trees

Folder titled 'Trees' containing two notebooks (one handbound) also titled 'Trees'.

Handbound notebook titled 'Trees' contains notes relating to trees including on tree names, characteristic trees and shrubs of Egypt, incense, the date palm, tamarix, sycamore fig, sacred tree in nomes, nebak or zizyphus spina-Christi, and carob.

Also includes page of tracings titled 'Pomegranate and Early Kings' and a photograph of a pomegranate tree.

The second notebook contains an index at the front and includes notes relating to trees including on carob, castor oil including photograph of the castor oil tree or ricinus communis, ebony, persea tree, pine trees, balamites, tjeret-tree, date palm, and almond.

Also includes lists of occurences of other tree names. Roughly half of the notebook has been used. Page 11-12 on the pomegranate has been cut out.

This folder was previously in a box labelled, during previous archival processing, 'Flora and Fauna 1'.

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