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Jaroslav Černý Collection
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Till, Walter - correspondence

7 letters from Till, 2 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Till, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Jean Tudor-Pole (secretary) to Till, sent in Černý's absence.
-Egyptian books, written culture, Coptic and Coptic etymologies
-exchange of news on the work on grammars, see Till, W. C., Koptische Grammatik (Saïdischer Dialekt) mit Bibliographie, Lesestücken und Wörterverzeichnissen (1955) (OEB 49O12); and Černý, J. and Groll, S. I., A Late Egyptian Grammar (1975) (OEB 18215) published posthumously
-personal matters
-health

Veale, Douglas - correspondence

1 letter from Veale.
Formal conferment of the MA (Oxon) degree to Černý after his election to Professor, as well as a non-stipendiary Professorial Fellowship at Queen's College.

Wieder, F. C. - correspondence

2 letters from Wieder, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Barbara Sewell (Griffith Institute secretary).
Plans for a publication of J. R. Harris' research on lexicography of ancient Egyptian minerals, Brill publishers enquiring about the possibility of a subsidy for publishing. The book was eventually published elsewhere, see Harris, J. R., Lexicographical Studies in Ancient Egyptian Minerals (1961) (OEB 8464).

Žába, Zbyněk - correspondence

42 letters from Žába.
Professional and personal matters:

  • Žába's studies in Prague and his dissertation on Ptahhotep (later published as, Žába, Z., Les maximes de Ptaḥḥotep (1956) (OEB 5487))
    -Žába's plans to visit Oxford and study with B. Gunn
    -book exchange and purchases
    -the situation of the Egyptological seminar in Prague
    -Egyptian collections in Czechoslovakia
    -post-war Britain and Czechoslovakia
    -personal matters
    -the move of Černý's library to London

Miscellaneous - slip-index

-Prosopographical notes. General
-Prosopographical notes. To the Cambridge Ancient History chapter
-Vocabulary of the Great Inscription of Merneptah
-Egyptian words in other languages
-Vocabulary from various sources
-Lexicographical slips
-Weights and measures

Miscellaneous - slip-index

-Vocabulary, some from Černý, Ostraca hiératiques (Cat. Caire) (OEB 136749).
-Palaeography of hieratic signs from Abusir.
-Texts from mummy wrappings. See Daressy 'Les cercueils des prètres d'Ammon (deuxième trouvaille de Deir el-Bahari)', in ASAE 8 (1907), 3-38 (OEB 137609).
-Index of references to Černý in publications.

Jaroslav Černý Collection

  • Černý MSS
  • Collection
  • 1918-1988

Notebooks, notes, card indexes, copies of inscriptions, a corpus of transcribed hieratic ostraca and papyri, photographs, correspondence, and personal items.

  • Series 1 to 4, 6, 7 contain photographs, copies, transcriptions and translations of Egyptian texts, and photographs of objects and sites.
  • Series 5 contains articles and lectures, some unpublished.
  • Series 5 and 10 contain notes on Egyptian history.
  • Series 8, 14, 22, 24, 26 contain notes and indexes on lexicography and grammar and card indexes for a late Egyptian and general hieroglyphic dictionary.
  • Series 17 contains notebooks with transcriptions of texts from ostraca, graffiti, papyri and other monuments. There is a card index of ostraca with references to notebooks in series 28.
  • Series 18 and 23 contain Coptic notes and a card index for Coptic grammar.
  • Series 25 contains data on Egyptian personal names.
  • Series 33 is an etymological card index.

Černý, Jaroslav

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