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Kissling, Eckart - correspondence

3 letters from Kissling, 1 draft of a letter from Černý to Kissling.
Transcription of Egyptian names in the German edition of A. H. Gardiner's Egypt of the Pharaohs, which Kissling was translating. Published as: Gardiner, A. H., Geschichte des Alten Ägypten. Eine Einführung [1965] (OEB 11286).

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

Janssen, Pater Jozef Marie Antoon - correspondence

13 letters from J. M. A. Janssen, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to J. M. A. Janssen.
Annual Egyptological Bibliography, and with the research of Pater Janssen, e.g. on the door-jambs in Cairo, Egyptian Museum, JE 48832 (TopBib i2.777), and attestations of the ideal age of 110 years in Egyptian sources, including an Abusir graffito in the mastaba of Ptahshepses (TopBib iii2.342).

Janssen, Jacobus J. - correspondence

13 letters from J. J. Janssen, 4 carbon copies of letters from Černý to J. J. Janssen.
Janssen's research, and co-operation with Černý:
-plans for his book on commodity prices - Janssen, J. J., Commodity Prices from the Ramessid Period. An Economic Study of the Village of Necropolis Workmen at Thebes (1975) (OEB 9846)

  • Janssen's publication of BM EA 588 (TopBib i2.721), published later as Janssen, J. J., 'An unusual donation stela', in Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 49 (1963), 64-70 (OEB 10084)
    -discussion of Endesfelder, E., 'Über die Arbeiter der thebanischen Nekropole im Neuen Reich', in Günther, R. and Schrot, G. (eds), Sozialökonomische Verhältnisse im Alten Orient und im klassischen Altertum (1961), 88-93 (OEB 8360)
    -Janssen's work on p. Leiden I, 350
    -dating of ostraca, and changes in the Deir el-Medîna economy
    -Černý mediating access to the Museo Egizio in Turin for Janssen, via Ernesto Scamuzzi
    -exchange of off-prints and other publications

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.

Iversen Erik - correspondence

38 letters from Iversen, 13 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Iversen with copies of Sidgwick & Jackson correspondence concerning Iversen's publication plans.
3 letters from Sidgwick & Jackson, concerning a publication of Iversen's (Iversen, E. The Myth of Egypt and its Hieroglyphs in European Tradition (1961) (OEB 8508)).
Iversen's research and publications, but also some references to personal matters:
-Iversen's study of p. Carlsberg VII
-Iversen's publications on pigments, paint and Egyptian hieroglyphs used in European tradition
-stamp collecting; Iversen supplied Danish stamps to Černý
-Iversen's visits to the UK

Homer, Sidney - correspondence

1 letter from Homer, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Homer.
Query about interest rates in ancient Egypt. Homer authored A History of Interest Rates. Homer was recommended by R. A. Parker.

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.

Hayes, William C. - correspondence

10 letters from Hayes, 7 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Hayes.
Correspondence mainly concerned with professional matters:
-Deir el-Medina finds in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, notably from the tomb of Sennedjem, TopBib i2.5, photographs of the objects from the tomb
-question of ownership of a scribal palette in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 47.123, bought from the art dealer, John Tano
-21st Dynasty chronology
-publications exchange
-Černý's plan to finalize his book on the royal workmen
-Hayes satisfied with Eric Young as their new team member, Young had been recommended by Černý
-also personal matters, including a planned visit by Černý to New York

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

Griffiths, John G. - correspondence

12 letters from Griffiths, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Griffiths.
-consultation of J. G. Griffiths' research on Horus and Seth eventually published as: Griffiths, J. G., The Conflict of Horus and Seth from Egyptian and Classical Sources. A Study in Ancient Mythology (1960) (OEB 1819)
-recommendations for A. B. Lloyd from Swansea
-Černý's support for J. G. Griffiths' application for a Leverhulme fellowship

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

Glanville, Stephen R. - correspondence

16 letters from Glanville, 1 copy of a letter from Černý to Glanville.
1 copy of a letter from Glanville to A. J. Arkell, copy sent to Černý.
1 memorandum of agreement between Černý and the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press.
1 letter from Glanville to Jean Tudor-Pole (Černý’s secretary).
1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Carl Winter, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Professional and personal matters:
-Černý’s arrival in the UK in 1946
-Černý’s external examinership for Cambridge
-A. J. Arkell's situation
-publication of the rock-tombs at Meir, see Blackman, A. M. and Apted, M. R. The Rock tombs of Meir, v (1954) (OEB 1684) and vi (1954) (OEB 1685)
-Černý’s communications with the Fitzwilliam Museum concerning photographs for Georges Nagel
-furthering Černý’s participation in the Cambridge Ancient History volumes
-the future of the Oxford Egyptological Chair
-Glanville requesting advice on finding someone suitable to write a reference for a proposed publication on Josef Čapek

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).
-ostraca
-reading of texts
-Deir el-Medîna
-impact of the Suez crisis and the aftermath, 1956-7
-personal meetings, visits, family news

Gardiner, Alan H. - correspondence

129 letters from A. H. Gardiner, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to A. H. Gardiner.
1 copy of a letter from A. H. Gardiner to R. Caminos forwarded to Černý.
1 letter from M. L. Horn to Černý, forwarded through A. H. Gardiner.

Correspondence from A. H. Gardiner concerned with both professional and personal matters, notably:
-ostraca and papyri and their collection and publication
-research queries - measures of capacity
-other publications by Černý and Gardiner - P. Wilbour, the Will of Naunakhte
-questions of ancient Egyptian administration and economy
-academic positions, Oxford, London
-publishing in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
-British Academy
-Topographical Bibliography and the Griffith Institute
-family and other personal matters

Firchow, Otto - correspondence

2 letters from Firchow, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Firchow.
Černý's participation in Festschrift Grapow, see Firchow, O. (ed.), Ägyptologische Studien (1955) (OEB 158830).

Fecht, G. - correspondence

3 letters from Fecht, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Fecht.
Professional matters, book exchange, and Černý's contribution for Firchow, O. (ed.), Ägyptologische Studien 29 (1955) (OEB 158830).

Faulkner, Raymond - Černý correspondence

72 letters from Faulkner, 11 letters and carbon copies of letters from J. Černý to Faulkner.
1 carbon copy of a letter from Faulkner to R. Moss.
3 letters exchanged between B. G. Gunn and R. O. Faulkner, copies sent to Černý.
2 letters from Faulkner to A. H. Gardiner, concerning a paper and other communications from Černý (1 letter probably addressed to (Henry) Rolf Gardiner (son of Alan G.)).
5 letters concerning R. O. Faulkner and/or publication of papers edited for the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology [JEA] by R. O. Faulkner.
Professional and personal matters. Correspondence generated during Faulkner's tenure as editor of the JEA, focusing on editorial matters concerning Černý's authored and co-authored papers; in 1960, Černý was Faulkner's examiner for his D. Lit. at the University of London. They were both involved in the Gardiner settlement trust and countersigned the expenses of the trust. Personal matters include health and family of both correspondents.

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

Edel, Elmar - correspondence

43 letters from Edel, 7 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Edel.
-philology
-publications
-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

Drower, Margaret (Peggy) - correspondence

8 letters from M. Drower, 2 carbon copies of letters from Černý to M. Drower.
Egypt Exploration Society (EES) administration, meetings and expeditions, as well as publications, e.g. Calverley, A. M. and Broome, M. F., The Temple of King Sethos I at Abydos, The Second Hypostyle Hall iv (1958) (OEB 8067).

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.

Donadoni, Fabrizio Sergio - correspondence

5 letters from Donadoni, 1 carbon copy of a letter from Černý to Donadoni.
Exchange of publications, the conference Le fonti indirette in Rome (see Donadoni, S. (ed.), Le fonti indirette della storia egiziana / Les sources indirectes de l'histoire égyptienne / Indirect sources of Egyptian history / Die indirekten Quellen der ägyptischen Geschichte (1963) (OEB 159370)).
Further fieldwork in Nubia, including Černý's description of his epigraphical work at Abu Simbel (use of Kodatrace).

Dawson, Warren Royal - correspondence

46 letters from Dawson, 4 carbon copies of letters from Černý to Dawson.
Biographies of Egyptologists for inclusion in Who was Who in Egyptology, including Černý's suggestion to include portraits and examples of the handwriting of individual Egyptologists; further themes discussed in the letters included papyri and New Kingdom history.

Capart, Jean - correspondence

1 letter from Capart.
Letter confirming that Eva Jelínková (Eve Reymond) was accepted as a visitor in the library of Fondation Reine Elisabeth in Brussels. Capart also congratulates Černý on his new position in London.

Brunton, Guy - correspondence

1 letter from Brunton.
Correspondence concerned with a memorial volume for I. Rosellini, published as:
Studi in memoria di Ippolito Rosellini nel primo centenario della morte (4 giugno 1843 - 4 giugno 1943), 2 vols. (1949-1955) (OEB 159067).

Botti, Giuseppe - correspondence

5 letters from Botti.
Publication and off-prints exchange, social contacts and personal matters, as well as the compilation of Italian entries for Who was Who in Egyptology. Botti also refers to a congress of Oriental Studies held in Prague in 1949, which Černý did not attend.

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