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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

Collection of antiquities and miscellanea

Collection of antiquities and miscellanea collected by Miss Lane during her trips, including stone wall fragments, some with remains of decoration, Greek and Egyptian pottery fragments (modern and ancient), rough pottery oil lamps, shells, botanical specimens, strings of mummy beads, a decorated wooden spoon with an inscription to Miss Lane, a fabric sample and an ink well in the form of a boat.

Portraits

Three framed portraits, two of which are on porcelain:

  1. Jane Collins, née Jane Lane (no date, probably c. 1876-1885)
  2. George Collins (as c. 1870, although also c. 1876-1885 as 1 and 2 are a set) [first husband]
  3. George Lane (1887) [father]

Journal 1

Journal covering the period from 4 September 1873 to 24 March 1874.
Dark red cover, 17.5 x 11.5 x 2 cm, 194 pages.

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.

Journal 3

Journal covering the period from 26 February to 6 March 1876.
Black cover, 17.8 x 11.5 x 0.8 cm, 22 pages.

Jenny Lane Collection

  • J. Lane MSS
  • Collection
  • c. 1876-1887
  • J. Lane MSS 1-3: Journals of Jenny Lane, lady's maid to Lucy Renshaw, travelling companion of Amelia A. B. Edwards, describing in detail their various trips including the 1873-1874 journey through France and Italy, crossing from Brindisi to Alexandria on the Simla, thence up the Nile to Dendara, Karnak, Luxor, Aswan, Philae and Abu Simbel, and the return journey via Port Said, through Lebanon to Damascus, Baalbek and Beirut, Constantinople, Athens, and the Rhine. They contain vivid descriptions of the landscape, weather and peoples, and anecdotes and observations of fellow travellers and places visited. They cover the period from 4 September 1873 to 6 March 1876. 286 pages in three volumes, calf, worn, 8vo.
  • J. Lane MSS 4: Photograph album put together following Miss Lane's two trips to Egypt and the Near East between 1873 and 1876.
  • J. Lane MSS 5: Collection of antiquities and miscellanea collected by Miss Lane during her trips.
  • J. Lane MSS 6: Three framed portraits (Jane Collins, née Jane Lane, George Collins [first husband], and George Lane [father]).

Lane, Jenny

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards Collection

  • Edwards A.A.B. MSS
  • Collection
  • 1856-1891

-Album of drawings and watercolours made during Amelia Edwards's visit to the Dolomites.
-Album of drawings and watercolours made during her visit to Egypt in 1873-4.
-Album with 26 pencil sketches and one watercolour entitled 'Small Egyptian Scraps, 1874', made during same visit to Egypt.
-Album, notebook, packet containing an assortment of drawings, letters, and notes, another packet contains copies of deeds and accounts issued following her death.
-Two watercolours of the temples on Philae island, assumed to have been painted by A. Edwards.
-First edition of Amelia B. Edwards, Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers (1891); Kate Griffith's (née Bradbury) copy, with handwritten dedication to ‘My Katie - Novr. 1891 - A.B.E’.

Edwards, Amelia Ann Blanford

Walter Ewing Crum Collection

  • Crum MSS
  • Collection
  • c.1890-1944

Card indexes used in compilation of the <i>Coptic Dictionary</i>, photographs, photostats, notebooks, notes, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, negatives, and casts.

Crum, Walter Ewing

Miscellaneous

Bell, H. I., 16 Jan. 1943
Burmester, O. H. E., 1925 and 14 Nov. 1931
Désigaud, Abbé Francis, 9 Mar. 1897
Gaselee, 26 Dec. 1941
Gilmore, J. E., 17 Oct. 1898
Goussen (Dr), 1 Jan. 1898
Griffith, F. Ll., 13 Nov. 1898, 24 Oct. 1920, 25 June 1925
Guidi, 11 Nov. 1898
Hastings, James, 22 Sept. 1898
von Lemm, O., Jan. 1898
Pietschmann, R., 29 Dec. 1898, 11 Jan. 1899, 27 Nov. 1900
Riegl, 13 Oct. 1898
Semaika, 27 Aug. ? & 26 June 1933
Violet, B., 1898
Willoughby Fraser, G., 3 Nov. 1893
Unknown, 3 June 1905

Petrie Journal 1883 to 1884 (Tanis)

  • Journal letters.
  • November 7, 1883, through to July 7, 1884.
  • Handwritten.
  • In early December 1883, Petrie, accompanied by his friends Prof. and Mrs Sheldon Amos, charters a dahabiyeh from Cairo, travelling through the Wadi Tumilat to Ismailia, Petrie prospects sites along the way including the site for Petrie's next season which is later identified by him as Naucratis. In February 1884, Petrie begins his first large-scale excavations at Tanis which continue into June.
  • Main site: Tanis (San el-Hagar).

Petrie Journal 1884 to 1885 (Naucratis)

  • Journal letters
  • November 8, 1884, to May 31, 1885.
  • Handwritten.
  • At Naucratis, Petrie is assisted by F. Ll. Griffith, who is on his first visit to Egypt. In April 1885, Griffith is left to continue excavating at Naucratis while Petrie returns to Tanis to continue the previous season’s work. It was at Naucratis that Petrie earned the moniker “father of pots”, Griffith's being the “father of potsherds”, which is mentioned by Petrie in the journal.
  • Main sites: Naucratis (Naukratis) and Tanis (San el-Hagar).
  • Pages 15-68 and 92 are photocopies of the originals kept in the Egypt Exploration Society in London.
  • Pages 69, 179 and 196-199 do not exist.
  • Pages 21v, 40, 79v, 86v, 91v, 101v, 109v, 121v, 133v, 145v, 160v, 170v, 178v, 183v, 187v, 188v, 193v, 195v, 205v, 207v, 212v, 214v and 216v have not been scanned but are transcribed (secondary information).
  • Pages 188[G]-200[G] are by Professor Griffith and the originals are kept in the Egypt Exploration Society in London; no photocopies nor scans exist in the Griffith Institute.
  • Pages 217-223 are by R. W. P.; they are (not exact) copies of one of Petrie's letters.
  • Some pages are misnumbered (page numbers repeated or in wrong order).
  • The transcription follows the correct order of all the pages. Problems with the numbering system are indicated in the notes.

Journals

The Journals, or more correctly journal-letters, cover 38 seasons, with a date range of 1880-1 to 1928-9, which cover Petrie’s first season in Egypt (measuring the Pyramids at Giza) through to 1928-9 (Petrie’s excavations at Tell Fara in Palestine). There are approximately 5,000 journal pages.

The earlier handwritten Journals are by Petrie, then following his marriage in 1897, much of the writing was compiled by his wife, Hilda.

A basic presentation of three of these journals is available on the Griffith Institute website, see the entries for the first three journals for further information.

Petrie Journal 1885 to 1886 (Naucratis, Nabesha, and Dafana)

  • Journal letters
  • November 23, 1885, to June 1, 1886.
  • Handwritten.
  • Petrie, assisted by F. Ll. Griffith and E. A. Gardner, resumes excavating at Naucratis. In January 1886, Gardner is left to continue excavating at Naucratis while Petrie and Griffith begin excavating at Nebesha. At the end of March 1886, Petrie moves to Dafana and excavates there.
  • Main sites: Naucratis (Naukratis), Nabesha (Tell Nebesha; Tell Farun), and Dafana (Tell Dafana; Daphnae).
  • Other sites: Tanis (San el-Hagar).
  • Pages 7-9 and 45-6 are copies of letters by Petrie's mother Anne.

Petrie Journal 1880 to 1881 (Giza)

  • Journal letters
  • November 30, 1880, to June 22, 1881.
  • Handwritten.
  • Petrie's first visit to Egypt commencing with a measurement-survey of the Giza pyramids, which was continued and completed the following season (1881 to 1882).
  • Main site: Giza.
  • Other sites: Dahshur and Saqqara.

Petrie Journal 1881 to 1882 (Giza and Nile voyage)

  • Journal letters.
  • October 3, 1881, to May 8, 1882.
  • Handwritten.
  • Petrie's main activity was the continuation of the measurement-survey of the pyramids at Giza, which was started the preceding season (1880 to 1881). This was the first season that Petrie took photographs using the pinhole camera he built himself.
    -Main site: Giza.
  • Other sites: Saqqara, Abusir, Maidum, el-Hiba, Kom el-Ahmar, Amarna, Dendera, Thebes, Medinet Habu, Ramesseum, Luxor, Medinet el-Faiyum, Dahshur, Hawara.

Petrie Journal 1886 to 1887 (Nile voyage and Dahshur)

  • Journal letters
  • November 29, 1886, through to May 30, 1887.
  • Handwritten.
  • Petrie and F. Ll. Griffith charter a boat for two months which will take them from Minya to Aswan enabling them to visit many sites along the way. At the end of the two months, they return to Luxor where Petrie commences with his main task of collecting material for his “Racial Types” project which involves the photographing and making squeezes of scenes in the temples at Karnak before he moves across to the West Bank to continue this work in the temples and tombs there. Later in the season, Petrie moves on to Dahshur to survey the pyramids.
  • Main sites: Aswan, Karnak, Dahshur.
  • Other sites: Ramesseum, Valley of the Kings.
  • Pages 34 and 34A are copies of letters by Petrie's mother Anne.

Petrie Journal 1887 to 1888 (Medinet el-Faiyum and Hawara)

  • Journal letters.
  • December 5, 1887, through to May 12, 1888.
  • Handwritten.
  • Petrie begins the season excavating in the temple of Sobek at Medinet el-Faiyum, then moves on to Hawara where he surveys the pyramid, as well as finding many mummy-portraits from the Roman Period cemetery there.
  • Main sites: Medinet el-Faiyum and Hawara.
  • Other sites: Byahmu (Biyahmu), Medinet el-Gurob (Ghurab; Gourob).

Petrie Journal 1890 to 1891 (Maidum)

  • Journal letters.
  • November 6, 1890, to June 15, 1891.
  • Handwritten.
  • Petrie at Maidum for the whole season excavating and recording the tombs, as well as surveying the pyramid. Petrie assisted by G. W. Fraser and F. J. Bliss. In April 1891, Petrie travels to Greece to visit Ernest Gardner, Director of the British School at Athens, where Petrie is able to confirm that the “Aegean” finds from Gurob were manufactured in Mycenae then exported to Egypt.
  • Sites: Maidum (Meydum; Medum).
  • Includes several small watercolours of objects.
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