- Petrie MSS 1.15
- Journal letters.
- December 28, 1896, through to March 9, 1897.
- Sites: Deshasheh, Bibeh, Beni Mazar.
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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.
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.
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
(1) Excavation journals for 1899-1901 (working with W. M. F. Petrie) and 1901-2 (working with G. A. Reisner).
(2) Personal correspondence exchanged between Mace and his wife Winifred during the Winter season 1922-1923, Winifred Mace and her mother during the Winter season 1923-1924, and other correspondence related to the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
(3) Two typewritten articles by Mace on work in Tutankhamun's tomb: "DESPATCH No. 5" (3 pages), and "THE CLOSING OF THE TOMB" (incomplete, first page only + newspaper cutting of The Times article); both submitted to The Times and subsequently published on 31/01/1923 and 28/03/1923.
(4) 39 photographs, most are original Burton images, some of which have been annotated by Howard Carter; they may have been used during the preparation of H. Carter and A. C. Mace, The Tomb of Tut.ankh.Amen i (1923).
(5) Newspaper cuttings, most from The Times, published between 1922 and 1925.
(y) Mace's account of the opening of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun - typewritten version (TAA iv.1). Diary for 1922-3 (TAA iv.2).
(z) Mace's account of the opening of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun - original handwritten version (TAA iv.3).
Mace, Arthur Cruttenden
415 items of correspondence written by Miss Broome to her parents whilst working at Abydos between 1927 and 1937.
Fifteen items are double (16, 35, 51, 55, 97, 111, 154, 198, 227, 268, 319, 325, 363, 408, and 414, not all of them by Miss Broome), three of which are postcards (16A and 414A-B); item 156 is triple [= 429 letters and 3 postcards in total].
A few letters include drawings/maps; seven letters include photographs (111, 123, 273-276, and 279); letter 337 includes a newspaper cutting; some other letters mention the enclosure of additional items which have not survived.
Broome, Myrtle Florence