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Squeezes of Meroitic and related material

Meroitic and Related Material. Offering table with Meroitic script belonging to a Robert Garrett. With correspondence.

-Gebel Harden – Fragment of sandstone stela with Meroitic cursive text on both faces. With correspondence and extract from official report. TopBib.vii.272
-Meroë – No. 30, Takideamani. Sandstone offering-table. Berlin 2255. TopBib.vii.254
-Gebel Geili – Cartouche of a Meroitic king. With correspondence and copy. TopBib.vii.272
-Philae – Hadrian’s Gate. Meroitic texts (by Spiegelberg) [=Griffith, Meroitic Inscriptions ii, pls. XXXV-XL, Nos. 119-123]. TopBib.vi.255
-Kalâbsha – Meroitic cursive text of Blemmye King Kharamadēye. TopBib.vii.13(16)
-Amâra – Stela of Ademeqē, with Meroitic cursive text. TopBib.vii.164

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 exception of Arabic names which were arranged by first name. In the new numbering system these Arabic names have also been arranged by surname. A few letters have also been added to this series which were previously among the research material.

Dawson's reference codes have been included as alternative identifiers and his catalogue of correspondence has been included as the first item in this series.

Towards the end of his life Newberry began to organise his papers including listing and numbering some of his correspondence. These numbers have been included in the description of items. The letter lists are in items NEWB1/03 and NEWB1/04.

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 (mainly in filing cabinets)'. This series is made up of files which are all consistent in appearance and contain notes on individual subjects. Each file tab is labelled with a subject heading and contains research notes. Some of the files contain research that has evidently been done at different times but subsequently gathered together. For example files contain pages cut from notebooks.

Some organisation of this material was done during previous archival processing. Unfortunately it is not possible to know whether the contents of the files are as they were when received or whether related material has been added to these files from elsewhere in the collection.

There is evidence in Newberry's correspondence that in the period after the Second World War to the end of his life in 1948 Newberry was organising his research material in preparation for a general publication on ancient Egyptian history and archaeology. It is possible these files were created by Newberry in preparation for this publication and as such form a distinct series within the collection.

Papyri

245 groups of documentation for papyri with hieratic inscriptions, and a small number of papyri with demotic inscriptions.
Most of the documents are photographs. The rest of the material consists of transcriptions, translations, colour transparencies, facsimiles, photostats, annotated off-prints, various notes, and a card index for Deir el-Medina papyri.

-Museums, Černý MSS 3.1-283, 3.300-777
-Private collections, Černý MSS 3.778-780, 782-792
-Location not known, Černý MSS 3.792A
-Miscellaneous groups and unidentified locations, Černý MSS 3.794-812
Subsections within series:
-Oracular amuletic decrees, Černý MSS 3.826-875
-Abusir papyri, Černý MSS 876-888
-Love poetry, P. Chester Beatty, Černý MSS 3.781, 793.1-5
-Other love poetry texts, Černý MSS 3.793.6-793.16

Graffiti

38 groups of records and notes on graffiti, including tracings, transcriptions and maps.
Notes and indexes mainly for Theban graffiti and the Nubian graffiti.
A set of proofs for a part of Graffiti de la montagne thébaine.
The Theban material largely covers work on the Theban mountain in the 1960s and includes preparation of graffiti lists for publication.
There are also some graffiti Černý consulted for A. J. Arkell in the late 1940s/early 1950s.

Translations

36 groups of material on translations, commented translations and notes.
Translations mainly of papyri and monuments.

Correspondence

Professional and personal correspondence, the majority of letters date between 1946-1970 and are addressed to J. Černý in London, Oxford, Prague and other European, American and Egyptian addresses and locations. The letters contain Egyptological information regarding text readings, translations, exchange of information on objects in museums or in situ, sites and texts.

Miscellaneous - slip-index

-Prosopographical notes. General
-Prosopographical notes. To the Cambridge Ancient History chapter
-Vocabulary of the Great Inscription of Merneptah
-Egyptian words in other languages
-Vocabulary from various sources
-Lexicographical slips
-Weights and measures

Miscellaneous - slip-index

-Vocabulary, some from Černý, Ostraca hiératiques (Cat. Caire) (OEB 136749).
-Palaeography of hieratic signs from Abusir.
-Texts from mummy wrappings. See Daressy 'Les cercueils des prètres d'Ammon (deuxième trouvaille de Deir el-Bahari)', in ASAE 8 (1907), 3-38 (OEB 137609).
-Index of references to Černý in publications.

Bilingualism

Annotated drafts of a paper for a conference in Trier in 2000, ‘Bilingualism in Late Antique Egypt: The Coptic and Greek evidence’ and an uncorrected copy of ‘Coptic or Greek? Bilingualism in the Papyri’.
Notes.
Annotated photocopies of articles and lectures.

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