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Calling cards

Photographs or calling cards of members of Newberry's extended family. Some are named on the back by Newberry with a note on genealogy. Includes photographs of: Newberry's mother Sarah Newberry, 1905; Newberry's Uncle F.J. Newberry; Newberry's Grandfather F.W. Newberry; Mrs Sarah Pine born Kenward (1790-?); Mrs Thomas Kenward; William Munk; James Newberry (1781-); Elizabeth Newberry (1791-); Thomas Kenward (1788-); Mrs James Newberry born Dixy. Also includes receipt for 12 calling cards, 1867.

Lord Northampton's Excavation Diary

Diary titled by Newberry 'The Theban Necropolis - Excavations 1898-1899 - Account of Men's wages for the Marquis of Northampton'.

Front section contains lists of men, the days worked and their wages.

On the front page of the diary Newberry has written 'Small service is true service whilst it lasts - of friends however humble scorn not one - The daisy by the shadow that it casts - Protects the lingering dew drop from the sun' and below 'If by such rose we see - A thorn there grows - Strive that no thorn shall be - Without its rose'.

Diary contains a brief daily log of activities and details of payments made, 1 January 1899 to 9 April 1899.

This item has been digitised and transcribed.

Copies of papyri and texts

Handwritten copies and translations of papyri. Notes by Diana Magee suggest that these are second hand copies or copies of copies done by somebody else.

Includes:

-Handwritten copy of the text and translation of 'The Destruction of Mankind' (PEN/G.II/E.G.)

-Handwritten translation of Papyrus Berlin 9784

-Handwritten copy of British Museum Medical Papyrus mentioning name of Khufu and tracing (PEN/G.II/E.F.)

-Handwritten copy of the Tale of the Eloquent Peasant

-Handwritten notes and extracts including chronology from 'Obeliscus pamphilius' by Athanasius Kircher (1650).

-Extract in Coptic titled 'Sections of Acts of Apostles missing in Hosner supplied by the MS of Chester Beatty'.

Research notes relating to religion and culture

Various research notes relating to religion and culture. Includes:
-typed paragraph on the dessication of the Sahara Plateau
-a note on bukalamun
-a footnote relating to Moringa
-typed notes relating to the olive and the use of olive oil
-note on the administration of justice
-notes on titles
-notes on expressions in hieroglyphs including to filter and negative expressions
-notes on the offering formula

Extracts from and notes on classical authors

Typed and handwritten extracts from and notes on classical authors.

Includes:
-Typed and handwritten extracts from Claudius Aelianus, 'De Natura Animalium' ('On the Characteristics of Animals'), a collection of seventeen books on natural history. Extracts are headed with book and verse numbers and there are handwritten notes in the margins.
-Extracts from Hellanicus Lesbius, Lucian and Porphyry of Tyre.
-Handwritten index, mainly of plants and animals, to the Deipnosophistae by Athenaeus of Naucratis
-Handwritten index to 'Bibliotheca Historica' by Diodorus Siculus
-Typed notes on Diodorus Siculus
-Handwritten index to work by Plutarch
-Handwritten index to Geographica by Strabo
-Typed notes on Clement of Alexandria
-Extracts from works by Lucian

Photographs of statues

Photographs and postcards of statues from museums, mostly Cairo Museum. The photographs have been identified during previous archival processing with Topographical Bibliography references written on the back.

Includes:
-Green schist statue of Mentuhotep VI (TopBib 800-440-100) (British Museum, EA 65429)
-Head of Amun with features of Tutankhamun (TopBib 802-049-080) (Brussels, Musées Royaux d'Art, E.5698)
-Psammethek in front of Hathor Cow [postcard] (TopBib iii.671) (Cairo Museum, 784)
-Senenmut with Princess Neferure (TopBib ii.134) (Cairo Museum, 42114)
-Nufer [postcard] (TopBib iii.723) (Cairo Museum, CG 145)
-Head of Tii (also known as head of Mut) [postcard] (TopBib ii.84)
-Ramesses IV with captive [postcard]
-Head, possibly Amenophis I (TopBib ii.72) (Cairo Museum, JE 52364)
-Statues previously in the Amherst Collection
-Block Statue of Vizier User (TopBib ii.127) (Louvre Museum, A.127)
-Statuette of Reshef (TopBib 802-044-250) (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 89.2.215)
-Bust of Iker (TopBib i.651) (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 26.7.1393)
-Statue of a boar (British Museum, 51094)
-Painted statues of Prince Rahotpu and his wife Princess Nofrit (TopBib iv.91) (Cairo Museum, 3 and 4)
-Sesostris I (TopBib iv.84) (Cairo Museum, CG 44951)
-Wehebre (TopBib iv.47) (Cairo Museum, CG 672)
-Anubis [postcard] (TopBib iv.26A) (Cairo Museum, CG 38517)
-Ptah [postcard] (TopBib iii.833) (Cairo Museum, CG 38429)
-Statue called The Cheikh-el-Beled or head man of the Village [postcard] (TopBib iii.459) (Cairo Museum, CG 34)
-Osiris and Isis (TopBib iii.670) (Cairo Museum, CG 38884 and 38358)
-Statuettes from tomb of Hesi (TopBib iii.286) (Cairo Museum, JE 72225-6)
-Triple statue of Mersuankh (TopBib iii.270) (Cairo Museum, JE 66618)
-Statue of a female brewer (TopBib iii.270) (Cairo Museum, JE 66624)
-Face of male statue (TopBib iii.268) (Cairo Museum, JE 66625)
-Triple statue of man standing from tomb of Mersu'ankh (TopBib iii.268) (Cairo Museum, JE 66616)
-Triple statue of Rawer (TopBib iii.266) (Cairo Museum, JE 66615)
-Khafre [postcard] (TopBib iii.22) (Cairo Museum, CG 14)
-Head of Taharqa (TopBib ii.533) (Cairo Museum, CG 560)
-Colossus of Merneptah [postcard] (TopBib ii.448) (Cairo Museum, CG 607)
-Tuthmosis III [postcard] (TopBib ii.137) (Cairo Museum, CG 42053)
-Incomplete group statue of Ramesses III crowned by Horus (TopBib ii.526) (CG 629 and 1100)
-Tueris as hippopotamus [postcard] (TopBib ii.285-286) (Cairo Museum, CG 39145)
-Double statue of Sennufer and wife Sentnay with daughter Mutnefert (TopBib ii.283) (Cairo Museum CG 42126
-Amenophis II [postcard] (TopBib ii.282) (Cairo Museum, CG 39394)
-Senenmut (TopBib ii.262) (Cairo Museum, CG 579)
-Dhout [postcard] (TopBib ii.202) (Cairo Museum, CG 42123)
-Pedeamun-nebnesuttaui (TopBib ii.155) (Cairo Museum, JE 36908)
-Pedamenopet (TopBib ii.154) (Cairo Museum, JE 37341)
-Harkhebi (TopBib ii.150) (Cairo Museum, CG 42231)
-Nekhtefmut (TopBib ii.148) (Cairo Museum, CG 42207)
-Neferpert [postcard] (TopBib ii.144-5) (Cairo Museum, CG 42121)
-Queen Esi (TopBib ii.144) (Cairo Museum, CG 42072)
-Bronze schilbe fish from the top of a standard (British Museum, EA37449)
-Syria (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, M.45.3.121)

Religion and Culture

This group of material relates to ancient Egyptian religion and culture including Newberry's research on the cults of ancient Egypt and so-called 'Arts of Life' such as making fire and keeping bees.

Research material on personal and place names

Research material on personal and place names. It appears the folder may have been reused as there is the reference PEN/G.IV/F.E on the cover which has been crossed out and inside the folder there is a list titled PEN/G.IV/F.E on tomb scenes, which does not relate to the contents.

The folder contains:
-Card catalogue and notes on personal names. The cards include hieroglyph transcriptions for personal names, variations of names, and references to occurences and published sources. There are small and large cards. The large cards appear to have been organised alphabetically and some of the smaller cards have been inserted accordingly.
-Card index titled 'Hieroglyphic' on personal names. Cards include hieroglyphs, their transcription, published sources, and notes on their meaning.
-Notebook containing notes in German on hieroglyphs, possibly personal names. The title page lists the following publications: Hoffman, Konrad, 'Die theophoren Personennamen des älteren Ägyptens' (1915) (OEB 141591) and Sethe, Kurt, 'Untersuchungen zur Geschichte und altertumskunde Äegyptens' (1896) (OEB 150123).
-Envelope containing notes on Ranke, Hermann, 'Keilschriftliches Material zur Altägyptischen Vokalisation' (1910) (OEB 147958).
-Envelope containing loose notes on personal names.
-Envelope containing notes relating to names including on minerals and stones, compounds with King's names, animal names, and names relating to deities.
-Loose notes on personal and place names.

Notes on inscribed objects

Includes:
-Cutting of an image of a clay sealing
-Notes on Morgan, J., 'L'Humanité prehistorique', Paris 1924 (OEB 145667)
-Notes on bow from the tomb of Tutankhamun
-Notes on a chisel ended arrow head in Woolley, 'Excavations at Ur, 1929-30', (London, 1930) p.387
-Handwritten and typed up notes on the Gebel el 'Arak knife handle (Louvre Museum, E 11517) (TopBib v.107).
-Typed and handwritten notes on types of predynastic pottery
-Notes on model sarcophogus in the Museum of Cairo

Photographs of stelae

Photographs of stelae including from the Amherst collection. The photographs have been identified during previous archival processing and museum reference numbers and Topographical Bibliography references have been written on the back.

Includes:
-Stela, Amenophis IV, Queen and three princesses (Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum, 14145) (TopBib iv.232)
-Stela of Amenophis III, granite, originally in his Temple (Cairo Museum, CG 34025) (TopBib ii.447)
-Ankh-hathor, Prophetess of Hathor Mistress of the Sycamore in all her places, and of Neith North of the Wall Opener of the Ways, temp. Userkaf or later (Princeton University Art Museum) (TopBib iii.746)
-Two stelae of Mentuhotpi (Liverpool Merseyside County Museum, M.25.11.05.178) (TopBib v.165A) and (Liverpool Institute of Archaeology, E.67) (TopBib v.165A)
-Stela of Ipep (TopBib v.165A)
-Stela of Djedetemiuefankh (Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, 1920.1977
-Kaemmedu, Overseer of interpreters, false door with figure in high relief (Copenhagen Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, 1549) (TopBib i.803)
-Stela of Meritneit (Cairo Museum, JE 34550) (TopBib v.82)
-Family stela of Zeamunefankh (Cairo Museum, 43197) (TopBib i.619)
-Stela of Remenyankh (Cairo Museum, 20571) (TopBib v.267)
-Stela of Amenuser (Mrs Josephine Fisher Private Collection) (TopBib v.67)
-Stela of Hatiay (Cairo Museum, temporary number 2.11.24.1) (TopBib v.58A)
-Upper part of false door, west wall of tomb of Rehotp (British Museum, 1242) (TopBib iv.91)
-Stela of Miy (Brussels Cinquantenaire Museum, E5300) (TopBib v.99)
-Stela of Ken with Ahmosi (Berlin Museum 14200) (TopBib iv.59)
-Stela of Akhmim (Baltimore Museum, 23.124) (TopBib v.23)
-Three stelae of Senusret (Louvre Museum, C16-18)
-Stela of Titi (Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum E.1.1840) (TopBib 803-028-430)
-Stela of Nubkas (Louvre Museum, C13)
-Stela of Senbi (Liverpool Merseyside County Museum, M.13635)
-Stela of Senen (Liverpool Merseyside County Museum, M.13661)
-Stela, including hand copy of inscriptions (Cairo Museum, CG 20724)
-Stela of Rawer from the Giza necropolis in situ (Cairo Museum, JE 66626) (TopBib iii.67(22)) (PEN/G.IV/F.B)

Stelae from the Amherst Collection:
-Stela of [Har]emhab (Leiden Museum, F.1926/1.1) (TopBib 803-049-812)
-Stela of Ptahemsaf (Wilborg Collection) (TopBib iii.748)
-Stela of Huy (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 21.2.67)
-Stela, possibly of Webenameniotef
-Panel of false door of Sonb, Giza (TopBib iii.302)

Photographs of sarcophagi

Photographs of sarcophagi, including from the Amherst collection, and one photograph of an offering table.

The photographs have been identified during previous archival processing with museum references and Topographical Bibliography references written on the back.

Includes:

Fragment of a sarcophagus naming Unnefer (TopBib iii.763A)

An early Ptolemaic coffin later in the Brummer collection

Sarcophagus of Ay (Cairo Museum, JE 72131) (TopBib i.551)

Sarcophagus of Kamy [postcard] (Brooklyn Museum, 37.15E) (TopBib i.822)

Research notes on religion

Research material relating to religion in ancient Egypt, including notes housed in an envelope on Alan Gardiner's entry 'Egypt: Ancient Religion' in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition (1911).

Includes draft contents page for a publication which correlates with the subject of the notes:

The Cults of Ancient Egypt

  1. Introduction

  2. Totemism and Survivals of Totemism: Syncretism

  3. Evolution of the Anthropological God

  4. Temple and Priesthood

  5. The Egyptian belief in a Future life and belief in the Soul

  6. Cults: 1. Stone Cults 2. Trees and Plants 3. Animal Cults a) quadrupeds b) birds c) reptiles d) Insects 4. Split totems 5. Artificial Objects

  7. Cosmic Deities: The Egyptian Cosmos

  8. Evolution of Ethical Ideas

  9. Egyptian Religion and its influence on the ancient world

Images of bee-keeping and honey production

Plates of photographs and drawings relating to bees, bee-keeping and the production of honey, which appear to be ready for publication.

Includes:

-Photograph and drawing of a scene from the east wall of the sun temple of Neuserre (TopBib iii.321) showing the production of honey (Egyptian Museum of Berlin, E 20035)

-Photograph of a published copy of inscriptions from tomb TT100 Rekhmire (TopBib i.211(14)) showing the production of honey

-Photograph of a published copy of inscriptions from the tomb of Pabasa (TopBib i.358) showing bee-keeping

Photographs of objects

Photographs of objects including reliefs, rock inscriptions, busts, statues, pots, jewellery, furniture, vases, palettes, bricks, wand, daggers, chariot side and obelisks.

Includes photographs of:
-Copy of inscriptions by Robert Hay on a slab of stone from the tomb of a Royal Scribe (British Museum)
-Jamb from tomb of Maya (Rochester University Memorial Art Gallery, New York, 42.55) (TopBib iii.661)
-Stela of Sobekhotep III (TopBib vii.277)
-Head of Amenophis III (Berlin Museum, 21299) (TopBib iv.203)
-Wooden kohl-pot in form of kneeling man with vase on head (Cairo Museum, JE 31382)
-Three Naqada pots in the Ashmolean from Flinders Petrie’s 1895 Excavations (Ashmolean Museum, 1895.591, 1895.592 and 1895.583)
-Jewellery in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
-Egyptian Chair (Brooklyn Museum, 37.40E)
-Vase of Memeptah (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 23.5)
-Bricks of Amenophis I and Ahmosi Nefertere (TopBib ii.343)
-Ebony wand with names and titles of King Meryebre Khety (TopBib iv.258) (Cairo Museum, JE 42835)
-Palette with hunting-scene (two fragments at British Museum, 20790, 20792) (one fragment at Louvre Museum, E. 11254)
-Bracelet of Ahmose I (Cairo Museum, CG 52069) (TopBib i.600)
-Bed (Cairo Museum, CG 51110) (TopBib i.564)
-Chair of Teye (Cairo Museum, CG 51112) (TopBib i.563)
-Label of King Den (British Museum, 55586) (TopBib v.84)
-Dagger hilt of Nehemen (Cairo Museum, CG 52768) (TopBib iii.552)
-Dagger of Asmosis (Cairo Museum, CG 52658) (TopBib i.601)
-Pectoral of Ahmosi I (Cairo Museum, 52004) (TopBib i.600)
-Piece of wood with name of Khui (Cairo Museum, JE 43108) (TopBib iv.259)
-Mummified hawk’s head (Cairo Museum, CG 14717) (TopBib v.191)
-Chariot of Tuthmosis IV (Cairo Museum, CG 46097) (TopBib i.560)
-Cubit-measure, Nakhy (Liverpool Museum, M.13825) (TopBib i.748)
-Obelisk of Hatshepsut (Cairo Museum, CG 17012) (TopBib ii.218)
-Two wooden tablets ('Carnarvon Tablets') with hieratic texts (JE 43261 and JE 56802) (TopBib i.618-9)
-Photographs of a naos previously part of the Amherst collection (Copenhagen Museum, AE.IN 1555)
-Photograph of a model boat (Cairo Museum, CG 4918) (TopBib iv.265)
-Photograph titled on the back 'rectangular upright oblong box' (Cairo Museum, CG 51034)
-Two photographs of a jar and small mummy (Cairo Museum, CG 51018-21; CG 51022) (TopBib i.563)

Kebsi stela inscription

Copy of inscription and notes on stela of Kebsi referred to by Newberry as the Karnak Stela (Cairo Museum, JE 52453) (TopBib ii.52). Also includes sketch family trees.

Research material on scarabs

Research material on scarabs including notes, cuttings, drawings and correspondence.

Includes:
-Copy of inscriptions from scarabs in King Fuad's collection
-Letter from Flinders Petrie with postscript by Hilda Petrie relating to inscriptions on a scarab and cylinder seal, 5 December 1902
-Letter from Service des Antiquities, Karnak, relating to two scarabs, with drawings, 11 May 1903 (in French)
-One page of notes on the Fraser collection
-Notes on scarabs from Cyprus and and two letters from Einar Gjerstad on scarabs excavated by the Swedish Expedition in Cyprus, 12 January 1930-1 July 1931 to be deciphered by Newberry
-Letters from Arthur Evans and Claude Frédéric-Armand Schaeffer asking Newberry to look at scarabs excavated by Schaeffer at Ras Shamra, 21-25 August 1937
-Notes and drawings of scarabs excavated by Claude Schaeffer at Ras Shamra, 1937
-Two letter from John Garstang relating to scarabs, 3-21 Novemeber 1934 with response to the first letter from Newberry 7 November 1934
-Letter from John Garstang relating to the impression of a scarab in a jar handle, 19 December 1931
-Photographs of scarabs referred to by John Garstang in his correspondence
-Photographs of scarabs from the 25th and 26th Dynasties (C4724 and C4726, Hellenic Society Library Slide Collection listed in 'Accessions to the Catalogue of Slides', in The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 50, Part 2 (1930), pp. xc-c)
-Photographs of scarabs, one of which has been identified during previous archival processing as being from the Vatican Museum
-Envelope labelled '(Enlarged 2 diams.) - J.A. Spranger his scarab' containing three photographs of a scarab
-Letter from Arthur Edward Pearse Broome Weigall relating to scarabs, 30 June 1901
-Pages from a notebook containing drawings of scarabs from Athens
-Letter from William Badè, Palestine Institute of the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California, relating to scarabs with two enclosed photographs, 26 September 1930.

Material relating to the sale of the Hood Collection

Material relating to the sale of the Hood Collection.

Includes:

-Letter to Lord George Carnavon relating to his purchase of items from the Hood collection, 30 August 1913, and response 1 September 1913

-Letter from Newberry to Mrs Hood regarding the sale and value of her collection, 6 September 1913, and draft of same

-Photographs and postcards of objects identified as being from the Hood collection

-Handwritten (not by Newberry) extracts from Mrs Frankland Hood's diary, 1858-9

-Cutting titled 'The Hood Collection of Egyptian Antiquities' by Newberry, 1924

-Three letters from Mrs Grace Hood relating to the sale of her collection including the items sold to Lord Carnavon, 11-28 September 1913

-Letter from Sotheby's to Newberry relating to the sale of the Hood collection with lot valuations and a list of items and their estimated value, 3 November 1924

-Notes on items in the Hood Collection and their value

-Letter from Newberry to Mrs Hood relating to the sale and value of her collection with list of approximate value of items, 13 October 1913

Copies of inscriptions from objects

Copies of inscriptions from objects as well as notes, tracings, drawings, and rubbings.

Includes:

-Copy of inscriptions from items in the Hood collection

-Rubbing of black granite fragment found at Borg el Arab

-Sketch of a bronze vase from El Bersheh (Cairo Museum, JE 30973)

-Pages from a notebook labelled by Newberry 'NB [Notebook] 1900-1' containing notes, drawings and copies of inscriptions from items in Cairo Museum

-Sketch of armlet from cemetery of 'Ahhotp (Cairo Museum, CG 52642) (TopBib i.600)

-Rubbing from naos of Kemwer of Athribis dedicated by Amasis (Cairo Museum, CG 70011) (TopBib iv.66)

-Rubbing from shrine (Cairo Museum, JE 43281)

-Paintings of leather tabs showing Yewepet adoring Amen-rec (TopBib i.666)

-Envelope containing material identified as relating to cartonnage of Pedemut (TopBib i.620)

-Rubbings from coffin of Amenemhet (TopBib i.607)

Research material on cylinder seals

Research material relating to cylinder seals. Includes drawings, tracings, rubbings and cuttings of pictures of cylinder seals or fragments of cylinder seals, with references to publications and museum objects.

Includes:

-Letter sent to Newberry from the Metropolitan Museum of Art relating to impressions of cylinder seals requested by Newberry, 26 May 1914

-Drafts on sealing wine and other jars

-Draft titled 'The Archaic Period'

-Notes on titles

-Envelope containing two pieces of card with drawings of cylinder seal impressions and button shaped seals and stamps from the collection of Frank Jay Gould

-Envelope labelled PEN/G.VI/E.E containing photographs of cylinder seal impressions from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore

-Envelope containing two rubbings of a cylinder seal of Neuserre and one rubbing of a cylinder seal of Amenemhet III (Brooklyn Museum, 44.123.61)

-Envelope containing rubbings and tracings of rubbings of seals of Pepy I [also Pepi I] (Brooklyn Museum, 44.123.32), Neuserre (Brooklyn Museum, 44.123.31) and Amenemhet IV (Brooklyn Museum, 44.123.62)

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