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Calverley, Amice Mary - correspondence

2 letters from Calverley and a note by Černý to introduce A. Calverley for her lecture given at the Egypt Exploration Society.
Abydos, personal matters, preferred pencils for epigraphy work (the Koh-i-noor brand). The introductory note for Calverley emphasises her achievements at Abydos.

Drioton, Étienne - correspondence

5 letters from Drioton, Černý's draft for his obituary for Drioton.
Professional and personal matters, the situation in Egypt after the Second World War (WWII). A draft of Černý's obituary for Drioton.

Edel, Elmar - correspondence

43 letters from Edel, 7 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Edel.
-CEDAE expeditions
-etymologies, including Coptic
-the Nubian campaign - texts from Amara and Abu Simbel
-Aswan fieldwork of Edel, hieratic texts on vessels from Aswan
-book exchange
-communication between European and Egyptian Egyptologists

Edwards, Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen - correspondence

55 letters from Edwards to Černý.
11 letters to Marie Černý from Edwards, 2 draft letters from M. Černý to Edwards.
Professional as well as personal matters. Philology, publication of Abusir papyri, objects from the British Museum collections, Nubian campaigns; academic examinations and positions, including Černý's transfer from London to Oxford; family matters.
Particular issues include:
-purchases of publications in Cairo
-following Černý's death, Edwards corresponded with Marie Černý concerning the transfer of Černý's library to Prague
-T. G. H. James to be recommended as The Lady Wallis Budge Fellow
-the Palmer Holland squeezes material
-papyri at Kingston Lacy
-Coptic etymologies
-Edwards' candidature for the British Academy, supported by Černý
-stela of Rudjahau, in London, British Museum, EA 159, TopBib v.95-6

Fairman, Herbert Walter - correspondence

66 letters from Fairman, 16 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Fairman.
Pprofessional and personal matters, book purchases and exchange, books being lent, often to Fairman or Liverpool library.
Particular topics: - Černý asked to obtain books on some of his international travels, e.g. books from the IFAO during his Egypt sojourns.
-Objects in Manchester Museum,1759 and 4588
-Nubian sites, Amara (West) (TopBib vii.159?, 1961), Abu Simbel
-Exchange of opinions on papers by E. Edel, B. Grdseloff and others
-Černý invited to be an external examiner for Liverpool, exchange of evaluations of individual students, notably K. Kitchen. J. Ruffle, M. A. M. Asfour.
-Administration of the Egypt Exploration Society (EES)
-Nubian campaign and UNESCO
-Coptic etymology, reading of Ptolemaic texts
-Personal and family matters

Garnot, Jean Sainte Fare - correspondence

37 letters from Sainte-Fare Garnot, 3 carbon copies and 1 draft of letters from Černý to Sainte-Fare Garnot.
Professional as well as personal matters:
-Coptic etymologies, including publication, Černý, J., 'Some Coptic etymologies III', in Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale 57 (1958), 203-13 (OEB 6080).
-reading of texts
-Deir el-Medîna
-impact of the Suez crisis and the aftermath, 1956-7
-personal meetings, visits, family news

Grapow, Hermann - correspondence

3 letters from Grapow, 4 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Grapow.
Exchange of research information, book exchange; Grapow refers to wartime conditions. Černý promoting networking and sustained contact among Egyptologists.

Grdseloff, Bernhard - correspondence

14 letters from Grdseloff, 4 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Grdseloff.
2 letters from Misha Grdseloff (brother of B. Grdseloff).
1 letter from Leonard Grdseloff (brother of B. Grdseloff).
Professional as well as personal matters.
-Grdseloff's work plans
-personal news of other Egyptologists (H. W. Fairman, J. Leibovitch and H. J. Polotsky)
-exchange of off-prints and other publications
-most significant topic is Deir el-Medina fieldwork and finds of ostraca, including the Cairo love songs (O. DeM 1266 + CGC 25218), published by G. Posener, see Posener, G. Catalogue des ostraca hiératiques littéraires de Deir el Médineh II: Nos 1227-1266 (1972) (OEB 15763), and later Fox, M. V. 'The Cairo love songs', in Journal of the American Oriental Society 100 [2] (1980), 101-9, (OEB 22733)
-another significant topic is Grdseloff's illness (stomach cancer), Černý sent his own rations of Hovis bread to Egypt to Grdseloff as it was one of the few foods Grdseloff could still digest

Gunn, Battiscombe G. - correspondence

68 letters from Gunn, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Gunn.
Regular exchange of professional information, including:
-Černý's publications, and publications exchange
-purchase of books from Alec Dakin
-A Festschrift for A. Gardiner - negotiating with authors, application to potential sponsors (considered Chester Beatty, John D. Rockefeller, IFAO, etc.), major sponsors declined so the idea was transformed into a dedicated volume of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
-reading of Egyptian literary texts, including Černý coming to attend seminars at Oxford
-mutual consultations
-advising each other's students - P. Massart, E. Jelínková(-Reymond), Z. Žába

Helck, Hans Wolfgang - correspondence

1 letter from Helck, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Helck.
Correspondence represents the smaller part of a larger exchange (existing letters contain references to other letters) concerning Helck's publication: Helck, W. Zur Verwaltung des Mittleren und Neuen Reichs (1958) (OEB 6234). Following this publication, Černý decided not to publish his planned paper on Viziers (see Černý MSS 5.7-8), which Helck regretted.

James, Frances W. - correspondence

1 letter from F. W. James, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to F. W. James.
Planned publication of F. W. James on the site of Beth Shan (Beisan, TopBib vii.376).

James, Thomas Henry Garnet (Harry) - correspondence

30 letters from T. G. H. James, 3 carbon copies of letters from Černý to T. G. H. James.
4 letters from T. G. H. James to Marie Černý.
Correspondence concerned with their respective research topics:
-proofs and index of the volumes, Gardiner, A. H., Peet, T. E. and Černý, J., The Inscriptions of Sinai, Part 1 (1952) (OEB 3261), and Černý, J., The Inscriptions of Sinai from Manuscripts of Alan H. Gardiner and T. Eric Peet, Part 2 (1955) (OEB 4432)
-T. G. H. James as Editor of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Černý as author and reviewer
-Černý mediating photography from the British Museum for researchers elsewhere
-reading of hieratic texts, including dockets from KV 62, Tutankhamun
T. G. H. James letters to Marie Černý concerned with the preparation and off-prints for the Černý obituaries.

Kahle, Paul E. Sr. - correspondence

1 letter from Kahle P. E. (Kahle senior) to Černý, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Kahle (senior).
Coptic manuscripts, Černý recommends contacting Plumley.

Kampmann, A. A. - correspondence

6 letters from Kampmann, 5 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Kampmann.
-reviewing for Bibliotheca Orientalis (BiOr)
-Černý's pupil Z. Žába invited to review for BiOr
-publications by H. Grapow, A. de Buck
-Congress of Oriental Studies in Prague, 1949, in which Černý was not able to participate

Keating, Rex - correspondence

6 letters from Keating, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Keating.
Participation of both in the UNESCO Nubian mission. Keating also made at least one recording with Černý.

Kirkbride, Diana - correspondence

7 letters from Kirkbride, 1 carbon copy of a reference on behalf of D. Kirkbride written by Černý.
2 communications from K. Kenyon concerning D. Kirkbride's application to the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem, for the position of Secretary-Librarian.
University College London, Kirkbride's studies, and job applications, also reference to the political situation in the Middle East.
Kirkbride congratulating Černý on the Oxford Egyptology Chair election.

Klauber, R. - correspondence

1 letter from Klauber.
Correspondence with Hutchinson & Co (publishers), concerning the unsatisfactory quality of illustrations in a translation of one of Černý's books. Probably a translation of Černý, J., Ancient Egyptian Religion (1957) (OEB 3264).

Lauer, Jean-Phillipe - correspondence

2 letters from Lauer, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Lauer.
Lauer's work at Saqqâra, research interests, including:
-H. Junker's comments
-Dynasty III royal names
-Nubian agriculture
-some personal matters
-travel arrangements

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