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Petrie Journal 1893 to 1894 (Koptos)

  • Journal letters.
  • November 27, 1893, through to February 23, 1894.
  • Handwritten.
  • Petrie is at Koptos for the whole season where he was assisted by James Edward Quibell and Bernard Pyne Grenfell. Petrie discovered three temples and found evidence of constant occupation at the site, from the Predynastic period through to the Roman era. Petrie also discovered three Predynastic colossal statues of Min beneath a Ptolemaic pavement, one statue is now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and the other two are in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Petrie's excavations at this site initiated the formation of the highly-regarded Egyptian workforce specialising in archaeological excavation and referred to as "Quftis".
  • Site: Koptos (Coptos; Qift; Quft).

Sphinx, Great Pyramid, Memphis etc

Portfolio entitled 'Sphinx, Great Pyramid, Memphis etc'
Original ink title: 'Sphinx, Great Pyramid, / Sesostris heads, Memnons.'
Pencil additions: 'Memphis etc' after 'Great Pyramid,' and lines crossing out 'Sesostris heads, Memnons'
Red pencil note at top right corner: encircled 'B' (reference to previous arrangement, almost certainly introduced by Dr Moss).

Egyptian Antiquities

Portfolio entitled 'Egyptian Antiquities. / JB'
Pencil note: 'Thebes (underlined) & Various Uncertain. / Also about Dr Lee's Collections / Hartwell House' (almost certainly by Dr Moss)
Red pencil note at top right corner: encircled 'D' (reference to previous arrangement, almost certainly introduced by Dr Moss).

Album of newspaper cuttings

Album of newspaper cuttings relating to the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, excavation of the tomb and finds. The album includes a partial index. Roughly half of the album has been filled.

Philae, Elephantine, Aswan and Kom Ombo

Portfolio entitled 'Philoe. / Elephantine, Assuan, Comombo' (ink, last word added in pencil)
Red pencil note at top right corner: encircled 'F' (reference to previous arrangement, almost certainly introduced by Dr Moss).

Designs

Portfolio entitled 'Designs / JB.'
Pencil notes: 'Designs / Completed'.

Designs

Portfolio entitled 'Designs. / JB'
Ink table of contents (not complete) on piece of paper partially glued to cover:
-'Designs'
-'1'
-'2'
-'3 Angel good'
-'4 Designs Mother and Child'
-'5'
-'6'
-'7'
-'8 Chair'
-'9 Mother and Child'
-'10 Exhibition Book'
-'11'

Pencil notes partially covered by piece of paper glued to cover: 'Various designs / Complete'.

Designs

Portfolio entitled 'Designs / JB.'
Pencil notes: 'Designs / Designs & Mottos / Complete / Vol 1'.

Journal 2

Journal covering the period from 1 May to 29 June 1874.
Dark blue cover, 18 x 11.7 x 0.9 cm, 70 pages.

Notebook Černý MSS 17.130

Various New Kingdom texts:

  • monuments from Uppsala, Victoriamuseet för Egyptiska fornsaker
  • hieratic text in Tura quarries
  • a group of records created from older notes including objects seen with dealers in Berlin, Akhmim and Cairo
  • copied from publications
  • copied from A. H. Gardiner's notes
  • note with a query concerning a graffito from Thebes

Thebes

Portfolio entitled 'Thebes'
Pencil note: 'Medamoud, Karnak and Luxor' (almost certainly by Dr Moss)
Red pencil note at top right corner: encircled 'C' (reference to previous arrangement, almost certainly introduced by Dr Moss).

Drawings

Portfolio entitled 'Drawings / JB.'
Pencil notes: 'Sketches / Complete'

Antique Dress I

Portfolio entitled 'Antique Dress / JB. / I.'
Pencil notes: 'Complete / Antique Dress / Complete / Vol / 3 Nos'.

Antique Dress II

Portfolio entitled 'Antique Dress / JB / II.'
Pencil notes: 'Complete / Antique Dress / Complete / Vol 2'.

Designs

Portfolio entitled 'Designs / JB'
Pencil note: '3'
Ink table of contents on piece of paper glued to cover:
-'3' (pencil note)
-'1 Sthodart's Canterbury arranged for / sculpture'
-'2 Days of the Week as seals'
-'3'
-'[4 (crossed out)] 5 Ruined Pylon Karnak / Transferred to another book'
-'6 (added over 5) 7 Quarrantine Marseilles / Transferred do do'
-'7 (added over 6) 8 Profile sculpture St Jacques Bruges'
-'8 (added over 7) 9 Outline priest men playing long / trumpets supported on the shoulders / of others'
-'9 (added over 8) 10 Design for Rail road Seal'.

Drawings Egypt

Portfolio entitled 'Drawings Egypt / JB'
Pencil note: '15' (by Bonomi)
Red pencil note at top right corner: encircled 'E' (reference to previous arrangement, almost certainly introduced by Dr Moss)
Pencil note: 'Various - mostly Thebes' (underlined) (almost certainly by Dr Moss)

Ink table of contents with some pencil notes on piece of paper partially glued to cover:
-'1 Alphabet'
-'2 Three pieces some women and a child from / a tomb at Thebes (underlined in pencil) / Pillar of a tomb at Sakkara / Name on Trail's block of Basalt'
-'3 Name on a tablet Cairo / Name of the Faioum'
-'4 Note'
-'5 Hierogs invented by Birch'
-'6 Hierogs found at Carthage'
-'7 Name of places mentioned in the Bible / in and near Egypt'
-'8 Hieroglys on the stem of a head rest / Walter Hawkins'
-'9 Bull Great Court Medinet Haboo'
-'10 Tracing of a soul being weighed Tomb Thebes'
-'11 Beautiful outline Memnonion Zodiac Chart(?) (crossed out with pencil)'
-'Design restoration / restorations' (pencil additions above 11)

Pencil notes partially covered by piece of paper glued to cover: 'This is a / rubbing / from some / Hieroglyphics / found among / the ruins of / Carthage / Given to me in Egypt'

Pencil note on small piece of paper mounted on verso of cover: 'Ask Prisse where lives / the man who cuts paper / inscriptions'
Pencil note on small piece of paper mounted on verso of cover: 'Lahaf / Vermilion / House'.

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