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Scarabs and Seals (Percy Newberry Collection)
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Garstang, John - correspondence

Correspondence from John Garstang including relating to excavation work in Egypt and Jericho, and collaboration with Newberry on publications.

Includes correspondence relating to inscriptions, Beni Hasan, Garstang's forthcoming marriage, Liverpool University, scarabs and seals including sketches and a draft reply from Newberry.

Note:
MSS 19/4 is also numbered 23
MSS 19/6 is also numbered 31
MSS 19/7 is also numbered 30
MSS 19/8 is also numbered 29
MSS 19/9 is also numbered A.45
MSS 19/11 is also numbered 29
MSS 19/12 is also numbered 42
MSS 19/13 is also numbered 11
MSS 19/14 is also numbered 40
MSS 19/15 is also numbered 39
MSS 19/16 is also numbered 36
MSS 19/17 is also numbered 35
MSS 19/18 is also numbered 37
MSS 19/19 is also numbered 34
MSS 19/20 is also numbered 33
MSS 19/22 is also numbered 38
MSS 19/23 is also numbered 61
MSS 19/24 is also numbered 51
MSS 19/33 is also numbered 267
MSS 19/34 is also numbered A.371
MSS 19/35 is also numbered A.370
MSS 19/36 is also numbered A.334
MSS 19/38 is also numbered A.46
MSS 19/39 is also numbered A.48
MSS 19/41 is also numbered A.44
MSS 19/42 is also numbered A.47
MSS 19/50 is also numbered 355
MSS 19/54 is also numbered 336
MSS 19/56 is also numbered 336a
MSS 19/58 is also numbered A.77
MSS 19/61 is also numbered A.149
MSS 19/62 is also numbered A.166
MSS 19/64 is also numbered A.160
MSS 19/65 is also numbered A.161
MSS 19/66 is also numbered A.162

Frankfort, Henri - correspondence

Correspondence from Henri Franfort mainly in relation to his work for the Egypt Exploration Society.

Includes letters on: the Pepy cylinder; work at Abydos; Peker; work at Erment; visiting the Bissing collection and museum in Leiden (1928); work at Armana; identifying scarabs;
possibility of finding Dr Käthe Bosse work outside Germany (1937).

Note:
MSS 16/14 is also numbered A.81
MSS 16/15 is also numbered 230
MSS 16/16 is also numbered 5
MSS 16/17 is also numbered A.71
MSS 16/18 is also numbered 297
MSS 16/23 is also numbered 21
MSS 16/24 is also numbered 2
MSS 16/25 is also numbered 7

Fleming, R. - correspondence

Letter from Miss R. Fleming (Royal Anthropological Institute) accepting Newberry's offer to review an article. Letter from Newberry relating to his identification of two scarabs found in Wiltshire.

Evans, (Sir) Arthur John - correspondence

Correspondence from Sir Arthur John Evans (1851-1941) including relating to Evans' research, cylinder seals and arranging visits. Also includes letter relating to early Egyptian cults and their symbols which has the following note on the back by Newberry which appears to be an idea for an article: 'Primitive cults of Egypt as Illustrated by Nome Signs'.

Notes:
MSS 14/36 is also numbered 15
MSS 14/38 is also numbered 274
MSS 14/39 is also numbered A.33
MSS 14/40 is also numbered A.34

Dedekind, Alexander - correspondence

Note of recommendation from Alexander Dedekind to Carola von Cischini written on a business card in Sütterlinschrift.

Translation by Ann-Katrin Gill, 8th April 2016:
Frau Carola v. Cischini…recommends to you, esteemed dear lady, the one who presents this card to you, Percy E. Newberry, one of our very first Egyptologists from England, who would also like to visit your scarab collection, and who also has ample opportunity to interest purchasers in your collection.

Diary notes and lists of correspondence

Folder contains biographical notes which appear to have been written based on diary entries including: autobiographical notes; diary notes 1893-1930 including information on travel, work and names of people Newberry saw or was in touch with; lists of correspondence; cuttings of journal 1900-1902; sketches of scarabs, 1902; autobiographical notes on first meeting Reginald Stuart Poole and Flinders Petrie, 1941; bibliography.

Also includes numbered lists of correspondence received 1888-1935 with a brief summary of contents. Lists do not appear to be in any order, although some are sorted by year. These numbers correspond to numbers written on letters held in this collection.

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