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Percy Edward Newberry Collection

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  • 1629-1999

The Percy Newberry Collection has been listed thanks to a cataloguing grant from the The National Archives in 2015. The collection comprises a wide range of material on topics including Predynastic Egypt, Theban tombs, Egyptian flora and fauna, ea...

Newberry, Percy Edward

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...

Publications including bibliography

Folder including versions of a bibliography of Newberry.Includes:Reprint, proof copy, typed draft and photocopy of Magee, Diana, 'The Egyptological Bibliography of Percy Edward Newberry (1869-1949), in The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol...

Articles and obituaries

Folder containing photocopies of the following articles and obituaries:'Percy Newberry (1869-1949)', in Garden History, 5(1): 45 (1977)'Newberry, Percy Edward (1869-1949)', Dictionary of National Biography 1941-1950, (Oxford, 1...

Correspondence catalogue by Warren Dawson

Notebook containing the catalogue of correspondence written by Warren Dawson. A note on the first page states that it was presented to the Griffith Institute by Mrs Newberry in 1950. The letters are organised alphabetically by the correspondent�...

Dynasty I Pot marks, Cairo Museum

Folder titled 'Predynastic. History' although this has been crossed out containing another folder titled 'First Dynasty Potmarks - Cairo Museum'.Loose material:Photographs of line drawings of predynastic objects from a publicat...

Correspondence

Newberry's correspondence was sorted and listed after his death by Warren Dawson and donated along with the rest of his material to the Griffith Institute Archive in 1950. The correspondence was arranged alphabetically by surname, with the ex...

Genealogical material

Genealogical material including correspondence relating to genealogy, family trees, notes on members of the family.Includes:Financial summary of the late Mrs Newberry's estate, 1871.Newspaper clippings relating to a court case between a Mr. N...

Dawson, Warren Royal - correspondence

Correspondence from Warren Royal Dawson including on: situation regarding excavation work in Egypt; translation of hieroglyphs; publications Dawson is working on; references to the tomb of Ay; funerary papyri of the 21st Dynasty; Queen Nozme; 21st...

Titles and officials

Folder titled 'Titles' containing a paper folder and loose notes which appear to have been taken from several different notenooks. Contains notes on titles, officials and other positions of authority, and royal administration.Envelope in...

The was sceptre

Folder titled 'w3s-sceptre' containing notes, draft, tracings and drawings relating to the w3s or was sceptre. Includes photograph of a statue of a nome triad: King, Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore and Theban nome-god (Cairo Museum, JE 4...

The god i3ks

Folder titled 'The god i3?s' including notes on i3?s, the scorpion macehead (Ashmolean Museum, AN1896-1908.E3632), the cuirass or leather garment worn by early kings of Egypt, and leather working. Also includes drafts of a letter to Alan...

Predynastic Egypt

This group of material relates to predynastic Egypt and in particular Newberry’s research on nome ensigns and examples of predynastic pottery which feature nome ensigns on the mast heads of boats. It includes several unpublished drafts, plates for...

Dynastic History

This group of material relates to dynastic Egypt and in particular Newberry’s research on the Second Intermediate Period including on officials and Kings.

Iversen, Erik - correspondence

Correspondence from Erik Iversen and draft replies from Newberry relating to research, publications and arranging to meet. Includes draft reply from Newberry on a monument at Copenhagen of the Vizier Washptah (5129) and the double axe cult. Also i...

Various Notes by P.E.Newberry

Notebook titled by Warren Dawson 'VARIOUS NOTES by P.E.Newberry' and inside 'Various Notes by Percy Edward Newberry given to me by him March, 1949' and below 'Given by Mr Warren R. Dawson, October, 1960'.Includes:Hand...

Yahweh

Folder titled 'Yahweh the God of Israel' containing notes, parts of drafts relating to Yahweh, including the Egyptian origin of Yahweh. Also includes extract from The Literary Guide titled 'The Erodus and Modern Criticism', 1 F...

Tombs and Sites

This group of material relates to Tombs and Sites in Egypt and in particular Newberry’s research on tombs and sites at Thebes.

Religion and Culture

This group of material relates to ancient Egyptian religion and culture including Newberry's research on the cults of ancient Egypt and so-called 'Arts of Life' such as making fire and keeping bees.

Černý, Jaroslav - correspondence

Correspondence between Černý and Newberry including on: contributing article to volume in memory of Ippolito Rosellini; inscription above a scene of wrestling men referenced by Bunsen; references to other articles, publications and research intere...

Cooney, John D. - correspondence

Correspondence between John D. Cooney (Brooklyn Museum) and Newberry including on: predynastic pottery with boats; requesting information from Newberry on items in the Amherst collection to be auctioned as well as other sale catalogues; purchase o...

Subject Files

In a letter relating to the accession of Newberry's collection to the Griffith Institute Archive in 1951 Dr I. E. S. Edwards (Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum) lists 'Files containing notes on individual subjects (mai...

Neithhotep and tomb

Folder titled 'Nîthotēp Naqada Tomb' containing notes and research material relating to Neithhotep and the identification of the Naqada tomb (TopBib v.118).Includes:Typed and handwritten notes on Queen Hetep (Neith-Hetep) and her tomb at...

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