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Percy Edward Newberry Collection
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Bees and bee-keeping

Folder titled 'Bees' containing notes, drafts, correspondence, tracings, drawings and cuttings relating to bees, bee-keeping and honey in ancient Egypt, including draft titled 'Bee-Keeping in Ancient Egypt' (written later than 1934 based on references).

This folder was previously in a box labelled, during previous archival processing, 'Special Subjects 1'.

Benson, Margaret - correspondence

Correspondence from Margaret Benson (1865-1916) (daughter of Mary Benson) including relating to squeezes of a big stone and finds from a temple [presumably the Temple of Mut].

Note:
MSS 4/73 is also numbered A 229
MSS 4/77 is also numbered 43
MSS 4/80 is also numbered 41

Bethell, (Hon.) Richard - correspondence

Correspondence from Hon. Richard Bethell (1883-1929) relating to the purchase of items at auction including scarabs and rings; a quarrel Newberry had with Howard Carter over the sale of items; letter stating his intention to sell his entire Egyptian collection due to lack of money; letter about a prehistoric pot purchased by Bethell.

Note:
MSS 4/101 is also numbered 7a
MSS 4/103 is also numbered 7
MSS 4/104 is also numbered 15
MSS 4/106 is also numbered 287
MSS 4/110 is also numbered 233

Biographical Material

This series includes material created by Newberry as well as material on Newberry created by others. It includes newspaper cuttings, letter lists, diary notes, photographs, as well as material relating to Newberry's genealogical research.

This series also includes Newberry's excavation diary during his work for Lord Northampton from 1898 to 1899.

Biographical material including history of the Egypt Exploration Society

Folder contains:

-First page of a report titled 'Report on the work of the Archaological Institute' written by Newberry on his involvement establishing an Archaeological Institute at the University of Liverpool

-Short history of the Archaeological Survey of Egypt (now known as the Egypt Exploration Society) by Newberry including his involvement, with hand written corrections and notes c.1931-2 (written for the 50th anniversary meeting of the EES (see AHG/42.222.33, Griffith Institute)), and list of Officers-in-Charge of the Survey, 1890-1932

-Letter lists 1887-1892 with a short summary of contents and numbered, these numbers correspond to numbers written on letters held in this collection

-Handwritten notes on the history of the Archaeological Survey of Egypt

-One page of typed notes on people who worked on the tomb of Tutankhamun

Bird cults

Folder titled 'Bird Cults' including notes on the pheonix, 'Ba', njw bird, and bennu bird.

This folder was previously in a box labelled, during previous archival processing, 'Religion 1'.

Birds

Folder titled 'Fauna: Birds' containing a handbound folder titled 'Birds'. Folder includes notes on different species of bird including the crested ibis and the Egyptian vulture including drawings. Also includes cutting of a photograph of a mechanical bird trap and a list of Arabic names of birds.

This folder was previously in a box labelled, during previous archival processing, 'Flora and Fauna 2'.

Blackden, Marcus W. - correspondence

Letter from Marcus W. Blackden offering to work with Newberry at Beni Hasan; Correspondence to Blackden from Newberry making arrangements; Letter from George Willoughby Fraser (also signed by Blackden) to [A.H.] Grueber requesting the transfer of the listed property from Minia to Beni Hasan.

Note:
MSS 5/8 is also numbered 115
MSS 5/9 is also numbered 138
MSS 5/10 is also numbered 118
MSS 5/11 is also numbered 139
MSS 5/12 is also numbered 137 b
MSS 5/13 is also numbered A 87

Blackman, Aylward Manley - correspondence

Correspondence from Aylward Manley Blackman on topics including asking Newberry's advice in relation to employment; invitation to lecture; translations and other research interests; visits to Oxford.

Note:
MSS 5/14 is also numbered 7
MSS 5/15 is also numbered 8
MSS 5/15a is also numbered A.91
MSS 5/16 is also numbered 26
MSS 5/17 is also numbered 341
MSS 5/19 is also numbered A 297
MSS 5/22 is also numbered A.38
MSS 5/24 is also numbered 16
MSS 5/26 is also numbered 45

Blackman, Aylward Manley

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