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Scarabs and Seals (Percy Newberry Collection)
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MacGregor, (Rev.) William - correspondence

Correspondence from Reverend William MacGregor including advising Newberry to stick to the limits of his permit for Beni Hassan, 1891; and relating to purchasing Newberry's collection of seals and a court case MacGregor was involved in.

Note:
MSS 30/22 is also numbered 109
MSS 30/24 is also numbered 14
MSS 30/25 is also numbered 271
MSS 30/26 is also numbered 361
MSS 30/27 is also numbered 250

Murray, Margaret Alice - correspondence

Correspondence from Margaret Alice Murray including relating to: travel in Egypt; lines of research; work on publications including Index of Names and Titles of the Old Kingdom (1908); reference to unrolling a mummy at Manchester Museum (1908); publications by Newbwerry including relating to Set and Neith; a Belgian teaparty held for nurses (1915); death of Sir James Frazer; work on scarabs at the Institute of Archaeology, London.

Note:
MSS 32/8 is also numbered 4
MSS 32/9 is also numbered 3
MSS 32/16 is also numbered 371
MSS 32/18 is also numbered 264
MSS 32/19 is also numbered 277
MSS 32/21 is also numbered 281

Myers, Oliver - correspondence

Correspondence from Oliver Myers including relating to a wazir statue, publication of Temples of Armant: A Preliminary Survey, reference to his work as a censor during the second world war and requesting Newberry's opinion on seals and scarabs.

One letter does not have a Dawson reference number.

Myres, (Sir) John Linton - correspondence

Correspondence from Sir John Linton Myres including relating to: publication and preparation of articles for the Annals of Archaeology; Gunn papers and expedition finds 1909; support for T. Eric Peet and his candiature for positions; possibility of Lord Carnavon giving a lecture; the British Association for the Advancement of Science; scarabs including publication of scarabs found in Cyprus by Newberry; olives including comments on a paper by Newberry; copyright of the Carter material held at the Griffith Institute; publication of the diaries of Joseph Bonomi by Mrs de Cosson; Egyptian and Libyan horses (1938).

Also includes letters from Newberry to Myres including relating to: Egyptian and Libyan horses (1938); arranging to meet Myres and reference to war work (1943); Newberry's health with notes on forms of bow (1945); details on the donation of Carter material by Miss Walker including copy of two letters from E.T.Leeds (Keeper, Ashmolean Museum) to Miss Walker in 1939 (1945); Joseph Bonomi and Mrs de Cosson's plans to publish his diaries, and the Minoan-Mycenaean Goddess of the Bow (1947).

Note:
MSS 32/41 is also numbered 37 and A.95
MSS 32/43 is also numbered A.94
MSS 32/48 is also numbered A.341
MSS 32/52 is also numbered 252
MSS 32/54 is also numbered 387
MSS 32/55 is also numbered 383
MSS 32/56 is also numbered 296
MSS 32/57 is also numbered 333
MSS 32/58 is also numbered A.327
MSS 32/60 is also numbered A.326

Hornblower, George David - correspondence

Correspondence from George David Hornblower relating to various research interests. Includes correspondence relating to: hyksos objects; the origin of scarabs; heb sed festival; Newberry's lecture to the British Association; Carter's problems with the Egyptian Government in 1924; Egyptian climate during the 18th dynasty; financial support for the Egypt Exploration Society; Osiris; use of oil including for coronation, anointing and in the religion of mandaeans; Menes; and Mnevis.

Also includes draft reply from Newberry on Menes, Hor-Aha and Narmer.

Note:
MSS 25/37 is also numbered 218

Kelekian, Dikran - correspondence

Correspondence from Dirkran Kelekian including relating to the purchase and sale of Egyptian antiquities and the publication of his collection of scarabs and cylinders. Includes letter to Sidney Smith (British Museum) relating to the sale of cylinders and seals. Also includes draft reply from Newberry referring to the condition of his collection of antiquities after the war, 30 June 1947.

Also includes postcard of a statue of King Chefren.

Lansing, Ambrose - correspondence

Correspondence from Ambrose Lansing (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) including inviting Newberry to visit, reference to Georg Steindorff, dating scarabs, and in response to an enquiry from Newberry on standards on predynastic pots.

Also includes draft reply from Newberry relating to his research on standards as featured on predynastic red-on-buff pottery (1948).

Calice, Franz - correspondence

Correspondence from Franz Calice including on Newberry's book on Scarabs and the Sublime Porte.

Note:
MSS 7/2 is also numbered A 351
MSS 7/3 is also numbered A 281
MSS 7/5 is also numbered A 352

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 of cylinders and scarabs; Kelekian collection.

Carter, Howard (1873-1939) - correspondence

Correspondence from Howard Carter including on: finds from excavations; copying work (1893); work with Petrie; travel and work in Egypt; permission for copying; drawing at Beni Hasan and Cairo Zoo; inscriptions including on scarabs; identification of birds including sketches; relationship with Arthur Weigall and Alan Gardiner; sale of the Newberry's boat Dahabeyeh; dealings with Egyptian government over the tomb of Tutankhamen. Also includes incomplete letter to Lord Carnavon on an excavation, 17 April 1913; and note relating to the disposal of Lord Carnarvon’s Egyptian Antiquity Collection, 1924, 1925, 1926.

Also includes part of a letter from Carter to Lord Carnarvon describing excavation work at Sakha (1911).

Note:
MSS 8/1 is also numbered 7
MSS 8/2 is also numbered 26
MSS 8/3 is also numbered 4
MSS 8/12 is also numbered 8
MSS 8/13 is also numbered 8
MSS 8/14 is also numbered A 362
MSS 8/19 is also numbered 41
MSS 8/21 is also numbered 52
MSS 8/26 is also numbered A.51
MSS 8/28 is also numbered A 340
MSS 8/43 is also numbered 360
MSS 8/44 is also numbered 382
MSS 8/45 is also numbered 266
MSS 8/46 is also numbered 347
MSS 8/47 is also numbered 379
MSS 8/48 is also numbered 272
MSS 8/53 is also numbered 309
MSS 8/59 is also numbered 236
MSS 8/64 is also numbered A 187
MSS 8/72 is also numbered 14
MSS 8/73 is also numbered 13
MSS 8/75 is also numbered 39
MSS 8/81 is also numbered 367

Carnarvon, (Lord) George - correspondence

Correspondence from Lord Carnavon (1866-1923) including on: death of Harold Jones (1911); purchase of items including scarabs; news from excavations; news of Howard Carter; viewing collections of Egyptian items; excavation plans; lectures; book to be published including reading proofs and preparing plates.

Note:
MSS 7/109 is also numbered 321
MSS 7/116 is also numbered 235
MSS 7/117 is also numbered 291a
MSS 7/118 is also numbered 291

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

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