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Petrie Journal 1887 to 1888 (Medinet el-Faiyum and Hawara)

-Journal letters.
-December 5, 1887, through to May 12, 1888.
-Handwritten.
-Petrie begins the season excavating in the temple of Sobek at Medinet el-Faiyum, then moves on to Hawara where he surveys the pyramid, as well as finding many mummy-portraits from the Roman Period cemetery there.
-Main sites: Medinet el-Faiyum and Hawara.
-Other sites: Byahmu (Biyahmu), Medinet el-Gurob (Ghurab; Gourob).

Petrie Journal 1888 to 1889 (Hawara, Gurob and Kahun)

-Journal letters.
-October 24, 1888, to June 14, 1888.
-Handwritten.
-Petrie resumes work at Hawara where he continues clearing the pyramid interior, assisted later on by G. W. Fraser. Petrie’s other assistant, M. Amos, is assigned to excavate at Petrie’s concession at Gurob. In January 1888, Petrie and Fraser move on to excavate at el-Lahun and the town of Kahun, Fraser remaining at the site throughout the summer after Petrie returns to England.
-Main sites: Hawara, Gurob (Kom Medinet Gurob) and Kahun (El-Lahun).
-Other sites: Birket Qarun (Birket Karun), Dimai (Soknopaiou Nesos).
-Pages 64-6, 82 and 149 are copies of letters by Petrie's mother Anne.

Petrie Journal 1889 to 1890 (Kahun, Gurob, Bureyr and Tell el-Hesi)

-Journal letters.
-September 26, 1889, through to June 1890.
-Handwritten.
-Petrie resumes working at El-Lahun, taking over from G. W. Fraser who had continued working at Kahun throughout the summer, Petrie continues to work at the site until the end of 1889. Petrie then begins excavating at Gurob, assisted by W. O. Hughes-Hughes. In March 1890, Petrie travels on to Palestine to excavate at Um Lakis (near Bureyr), and from April onwards, excavates at Tell el-Hesi.
-Sites in Egypt sites: Kahun and Gurob (Kom Medinet Gurob)
-Sites in Palestine: Bureyr (Um Lakis) and Tell el-Hesi (Lachish).
-Between pages 87 and 88, a small watercolour of tools.

Handwritten copy of Petrie Journals 1893-1897

Handwritten copies, created by Kate Bradbury (m. Griffith), excerpts of Petrie's journals from December 1893 to January 1897. Presumably created by Bradbury when the Petrie journals were circulated to friends and sponsors. The excerpts include:
-Pages 1-9 - February-April 1893 - Petrie photographing objects in the museums in Bologna, Florence, and Turin, as well as visits to archaeological sites in Italy including Pompeii.
-Pages 11-51 - 1893-4 - excavations at Qift (Koptos).
-Pages 52-81 - 1894-5 - excavations at Tukh (Nubt), Ballas and Naqada, Petrie assisted by J. E. Quibell, B. P. Grenfell and Hugh Price.
-Pages 82-90 - 1895-6 - excavations at Thebes including the Ramesseum, Temple of Thutmose IV and the Temple of Amenophis II.
-Pages 91-119 - 1896-7 - excavations at Beni Mazar and Bibeh.

Griffith, Kate

Handwritten copy of Petrie Journals 1897-1901

Handwritten copies, created by Kate Bradbury (m. Griffith), excerpts of Petrie's journals from November 1897 to February January 1901, notes associated with the journal and copy of the N. de Garis Davies journal for 1898 to 1899. Presumably created by Bradbury when the Petrie journals were circulated to friends and sponsors.
-Pages 1-21 - 1897-8 - Excavations at Dendera of the mastaba tombs and cemetery, also a description of a trip into the desert around Dendera, Petrie assisted by A. C. Mace and N. de Garis Davies.
-Pages 23-39 - 1898 to 1899 - Excavations at Hu (Diopolis Parva), Petrie assisted by A. C. Mace, and D. Randall-MacIver.
-Pages 40-51 - 1899 to 1900 - Excavations at Abydos, Umm El Qa‘ab.
-Pages 52-58 - 1900 to 1901 - Excavations at Abydos, Umm El Qa‘ab.
-Pages 59-62 - 1901 to 1902 - Excavations at Abydos, temple and cemeteries.

-Pages 63-73 - loose items associated with the notebook, some related to Petrie’s journals.

-Pages 74-76 - Excerpts from Norman de Garis Davies journal - 1898-1899 - Excavating the tomb of Ptah-hotep at Saqqara, includes a brief letter and note in Davies' hand.

Griffith, Kate

Letter exchange between C. H. Read and Petrie

Correspondence exchanged between Charles Hercules Read and W. M. F. Petrie in 1907, two letters and one draft letter.
-C. H. Read to Petrie, 27-03-1907, 2 pages, comparing the scale of excavations in Egypt undertaken by the Germans and Americans and that the British were falling behind.
-Petrie to C. H. Read, not dated but presumably 1907, 3 pages, a draft of the reply in response to Read's letter of 27-03-1907, refutes Read's statement, and to the contrary, the British were in fact 'leading the way', describes his excavations in the Palace of Apries at Memphis, has funding for excavating in Egypt for the next 5 to 10 years, and the British Society of Antiquaries need to continue its support of British excavations.
-Petrie to C. H. Read, 27-05-1909, 1 page, the Hilton Price collection sale at Sotheby's.

Accession and Archivist's notes

Three groups of material relating to the Petrie Journals.
-Original archive wrappings for Journals, as received, with notes and comments.
-Ann Petrie note dated November 1969 and a photocopy of a typewritten list of W. M. F. Petrie's publications.
-Photocopy of letter from Rachael Sparks, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, 07-03-2004, describing W. M. F. Petrie MSS in other repositories.

Panel showing the deceased and his wife at a table, Dyn. IV, from Saqqara, North of Step Pyramid, Tomb B 3, Shery, now in Florence, Museo Archeologico, 2554

Panel showing the deceased and his wife at a table, Dyn. IV, from Saqqara, North of Step Pyramid, Tomb B 3, Shery, now in Florence, Museo Archeologico, 2554.

Caption copied by Černý in Petrie MSS 3.2: 'Part of tomb of [Šrj]. Florence Catalogue No.1534 [rḫ-nsw nb jmȝḫ Šrj] [mjtrt Ḫnt-kt]'.

Circular offering-table of Amenhotep son of Amenakht, New Kingdom, from Deir el-Medina, now in Turin, Museo Egizio, 22039 (Cat. 1762)

Circular offering-table of Amenhotep son of Amenakht, New Kingdom, from Deir el-Medina, now in Turin, Museo Egizio, 22039 (Cat. 1762).

Caption copied by Černý in Petrie MSS 3.2: 'Altar of [Jmn-nḫt] Cat. 1762 [For the inscr. see opposite] T'.

Inscription on opposite page '[sš-nsw n nb tȝwjj Jmn-nḫt | sn=f sš Ḥrj-šrj mȝʿ-ḫrw jrt n bȝk jm=k wȝb n nb tȝwjj m st-nfr (sic = st-mȝʿt) Jmn-ḥtp]'.

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