-Scene of daily life: locals unwilling to be photographed despite Sheikh Omar's demand. -Caption: 'Shekh Omar begged a group not to run away from the camera they did not - they only turned round a little.'.
-Life on excavation: view of the Nile Valley, towards modern Cairo, during the flood (taken from the top of a pyramid). -Caption: 'Looking toward Cairo at High Nile from top of pyramid.' -Also label for 'Road'.
-View of the Nile Valley during the flood at Giza, towards modern Cairo, showing Muhammad Ali's mosque and some minarets in the background. -Caption: 'High Nile from my tomb. Shewing Mehemet Ali's mosque and minarets.'. -With arrow pointing at Muhammad Ali's mosque.
-View from the north of the convent of Kalemsha (Deir el-Naqlun, also known as Deir al-Malak Ghubriyal, south of Medinet el-Faiyum? Or Deir Abu Ishaq, also known as Deir al-Hamam or the Monastery of the Holy Virgin, near el-Lahun?). -Caption: 'The convent of Kalemsha from N.'.
-Journal letters -November 8, 1884, to May 31, 1885. -Handwritten. -At Naucratis, Petrie is assisted by F. Ll. Griffith, who is on his first visit to Egypt. In April 1885, Griffith is left to continue excavating at Naucratis while Petrie returns to Tanis to continue the previous season’s work. It was at Naucratis that Petrie earned the moniker “father of pots”, Griffith's being the “father of potsherds”, which is mentioned by Petrie in the journal. -Main sites: Naucratis (Naukratis) and Tanis (San el-Hagar). -Pages 15-68 and 92 are photocopies. -Pages 40 and 69 are missing. -Some pages are misnumbered (page numbers repeated or in wrong order). -The transcription follows the correct order of all the pages. Problems with the numbering system are indicated in the notes.
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.