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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.

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

Palmer, (Sir) Herbert Richmond - correspondence

Correspondence from Sir Herbert Richmond Palmer relating to tumuli near Katsina, Northern Nigeria (1910) and ladanum and its collection (1936).

Includes memorandum on the collection and use of ladanum gum in Cyprus, a page of notes on ladanum in Cyprus (numbered 289a) and a draft letter from Newberry thanking Palmer for the information on ladanum and asking a question relating to olive trees in Cyprus.

Peake, Harold T. E. - correspondence

Correspondence from Harold T. E. Peake including relating to: publication of an article; visiting Newberry; research topics including wild barley, minerals in Armenia, pot forms, Egyptian chronology, Egyptian script; gardening; work during World War II.

Also includes letter of thanks from Mrs Newberry for the donation of a palm leaf book.

Note:
MSS 35/5 is also numbered 206
MSS 35/6 is also numbered 213
MSS 35/7 is also numbered 205
MSS 35/8 is also numbered 205a
MSS 35/9 is also numbered 298
MSS 35/12 is also numbered A106a
There is also a letter without a Dawson reference numbered A106b

Poole, Reginald Stuart - correspondence

Correspondence from Reginald Stuart Poole (1832-1895) including arranging to meet Newberry, commenting on a paper by Newberry and giving advice on excavation work.

Note:
MSS 35/53 is also numbered A.58
MSS 35/54 is also numbered 151
MSS 35/56 is also numbered 150
MSS 35/57 is also numbered 93
MSS 35/58 is also numbered 145
MSS 35/60 is also numbered 25
MSS 35/61 is also numbered 143
MSS 35/62 is also numbered 64
MSS 35/63 is also numbered 65
MSS 35/64 is also numbered 24

Pratt, A. T. Camden - correspondence

Correspondence from A. T. Camden Pratt (Editor of “The Globe”) relating to contributions from Newberry.

MSS 35/69 incomplete and MSS 35/70 includes notes and calculations on the back.

Note:
MSS 35/69 is also numbered 12a
MSS 35/70 is also numbered 12
MSS 35/71 is also numbered 12

Quibell, Annie A. - correspondence

Correspondence from Annie A. Quibell (neé Pirie, wife of James Edward Quibell) (d.1927) including relating to a fragment of Mentuemhat with copy of the inscription, family news including of her husband James Edward Quibell, congratulations on Newberry's marriage (1907), introducing a Mrs Cox, and buying ink (1900).

Note:
MSS 38/1 is also numbered A.271
MSS 38/2 is also numbered 4
MSS 38/22 is also numbered 37

Rylands, William Harry - correspondence

Correspondence from William Harry Rylands (1847-1922) relating to contributions from Newberry to the Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology.

Note:
MSS 38/104 is also numbered 40
MSS 38/105 is also numbered 41

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