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Percy Edward Newberry Collection

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  • Collection
  • 1629-1999

The Percy Newberry Collection has been listed thanks to a cataloguing grant from the The National Archives in 2015. The collection comprises a wide range of material on topics including Predynastic Egypt, Theban tombs, Egyptian flora and fauna, early Egyptian travellers, ancient Egyptian religion and culture, as well as Newberry's genealogy. Formats include notebooks, research notes, photographs, tracings, rubbings and neswpaper clippings.

The collection has been divided into 5 series: Biographical Material; Correspondence; Research Notebooks; Subject Files and Research Material.

The following key subject terms collate material on the same subject which have been listed in different series:
<a href="http://archive.griffith.ox.ac.uk/index.php/nome-ensigns-percy-newberry-collection">Nome Ensigns</a>
<a href="http://archive.griffith.ox.ac.uk/index.php/flora-and-fauna-percy-newberry-collection">Flora and Fauna</a>
<a href="http://archive.griffith.ox.ac.uk/index.php/predynastic-egypt-percy-newberry-collection">Predynastic Egypt</a>
<a href="http://archive.griffith.ox.ac.uk/index.php/scarabs-and-seals-percy-newberry-collection">Scarabs and Seals</a>

Newberry, Percy Edward

Biographical Material

This series includes material created by Newberry as well as material on Newberry created by others. It includes newspaper cuttings, letter lists, diary notes, photographs, as well as material relating to Newberry's genealogical research.

This series also includes Newberry's excavation diary during his work for Lord Northampton from 1898 to 1899.

Group photographs with Egyptologists

Folder containing 3 black and white group photographs which include Percy Newberry and all appear to have been taken in Egypt.

Photographs include the following information:
-Note on the back suggests it was taken in the 1920s and names Abu Bakr, Hermann Grapow, Percy Newberry, Georg Steindorff, Hermann Junker and Selim Hassan.
-Back of the photograph is date stamped 17 January 1930 and a note reads 'A Benni Hassane' [at Beni Hasan].
-Note on the back of the photograph suggests that it is a photograph taken at Cairo University in the 1920s, and lists the people seated left to right as: 1. [?], 2. [?], 3. Selim Hassan 4. Newberry 5. [?] 6. Junker 7. Vikentiev 8. Henri? Frankfort 9. [?] and in the front row 1. Baudouin? Van de Walle, 2. [?], 3. [?].

Calling cards

Photographs or calling cards of members of Newberry's extended family. Some are named on the back by Newberry with a note on genealogy. Includes photographs of: Newberry's mother Sarah Newberry, 1905; Newberry's Uncle F.J. Newberry; Newberry's Grandfather F.W. Newberry; Mrs Sarah Pine born Kenward (1790-?); Mrs Thomas Kenward; William Munk; James Newberry (1781-); Elizabeth Newberry (1791-); Thomas Kenward (1788-); Mrs James Newberry born Dixy. Also includes receipt for 12 calling cards, 1867.

Press cuttings

Folder titled by John Harris 'PRESS CUTTINGS' with newspaper cuttings glued or fastened on to each page.

Newpaper cuttings are on a range of topics relating to ancient Egypt and Egyptology including congresses taking place, exhibitions such as the exhibition of Egyptian Art at the Burlington Fine Arts Club, book reviews, news relating to Percy Newberry, current research, obituaries, Sudan, Libya and the Libyan Desert.

Amherst, (Lady) Mary Rothes Margaret - correspondence

Correspondence from Lady Mary Rothes Margaret Amherst (eldest daughter of Lord Amherst of Hackney; marriage 1885, Lord William Cecil; in 1909 succeeded as Baroness Amherst of Hackney) on topics including relating to the purchase of items in Egypt; the sale of the families book collection to Liverpool; the identification of museum papyri.

Note:
MSS 2/48a is also numbered 1/50 and A.96

Assad, Iskander - correspondence

Correspondence from Iskander Assad, an Egyptian student, including arranging to meet Newberry in London and asking for help on his appointment to Keeper of the Ancient Egyptian Department of the Agricultural Museum, Cairo.

Note:
MSS 26/3 is also numbered A.181

Palmer, (Sir) Herbert Richmond - correspondence

Correspondence from Sir Herbert Richmond Palmer relating to tumuli near Katsina, Northern Nigeria (1910) and ladanum and its collection (1936).

Includes memorandum on the collection and use of ladanum gum in Cyprus, a page of notes on ladanum in Cyprus (numbered 289a) and a draft letter from Newberry thanking Palmer for the information on ladanum and asking a question relating to olive trees in Cyprus.

Peake, Harold T. E. - correspondence

Correspondence from Harold T. E. Peake including relating to: publication of an article; visiting Newberry; research topics including wild barley, minerals in Armenia, pot forms, Egyptian chronology, Egyptian script; gardening; work during World War II.

Also includes letter of thanks from Mrs Newberry for the donation of a palm leaf book.

Note:
MSS 35/5 is also numbered 206
MSS 35/6 is also numbered 213
MSS 35/7 is also numbered 205
MSS 35/8 is also numbered 205a
MSS 35/9 is also numbered 298
MSS 35/12 is also numbered A106a
There is also a letter without a Dawson reference numbered A106b

Poole, Reginald Stuart - correspondence

Correspondence from Reginald Stuart Poole (1832-1895) including arranging to meet Newberry, commenting on a paper by Newberry and giving advice on excavation work.

Note:
MSS 35/53 is also numbered A.58
MSS 35/54 is also numbered 151
MSS 35/56 is also numbered 150
MSS 35/57 is also numbered 93
MSS 35/58 is also numbered 145
MSS 35/60 is also numbered 25
MSS 35/61 is also numbered 143
MSS 35/62 is also numbered 64
MSS 35/63 is also numbered 65
MSS 35/64 is also numbered 24

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