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Percy Edward Newberry Collection File
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Steindorff, Georg - correspondence

Correspondence mostly to Essie Newberry with some correspondence to Newberry including relating news of his family in the period around and during the Second World War. Also includes reference to other Egyptologists in Germany, excavation work at Aniba, and work on a Coptic Grammar.

Also includes draft reply from Newberry on what he did during the Second World War and damage from bombs (1946).

Several letters are in German.

Also includes photograph of Steindorff at his home in California (1946).

Note:
MSS 42/2 is also numbered A.218
MSS 42/3 is also numbered A.231
MSS 42/4 is also numbered A.254
MSS 42/5 is also numbered 21
MSS 42/6 is also numbered 18
MSS 42/8 is also numbered 33
MSS 42/12 is also numbered A.118
MSS 42/13 is also numbered A.119
MSS 42/14 is also numbered A.117
MSS 42/15 is also numbered A.115

Stearn, William Thomas - correspondence

Correspondence from William Thomas Stearn (Royal Horticulture Society) relating to botany and gardening including identification of plants, Moringa and his research on the genus Allium (onions). Also includes draft reply from Newberry on the pomegranate.

Spiegelberg, Wilhelm - correspondence

Correspondence from Wilhelm Spiegelberg including relating to: research; his marriage (1898); excavation plans (1898); thanking Newberry; political situation in Egypt (1898); publications; work on inscriptions; arranging to visit Newberry and having Newberry to stay; life after the First World War including restrictions on travel, work, and family news (1921); comments on papers by Newberry; teaching Mr Bellairs Egyptology (1928); management of the Egyptian museum, Cairo (1930).

MSS 41/31 includes a watercolour sketch, which is a self portrait of Spiegelberg working at a desk surrounded by papers and books (1902).

MSS 41/34 is a letter to Lord Carnarvon relating to a chapter for publication and thanking him for the time working for him (1911).

Also includes two picture postcards, one of 17 Daniel Hirtz Strasse, Strasbourg and one of the Piramidi di Terra sul Renon.

Note:
MSS 41/12 is also numbered A 232
MSS 41/13 is also numbered A 361
MSS 41/14 is also numbered A 262
MSS 41/15 is also numbered 54
MSS 41/17 is also numbered 55
MSS 41/18 is also numbered 44
MSS 41/19 is also numbered 46
MSS 41/20 is also numbered 45
MSS 41/21 is also numbered 53
MSS 41/22 is also numbered 52
MSS 41/23 is also numbered 49
MSS 41/24 is also numbered 48
MSS 41/25 is also numbered 47
MSS 41/26 is also numbered 50
MSS 41/27 is also numbered 45
MSS 41/32 is also numbered 322
MSS 41/37 is also numbered A.317
MSS 41/41 is also numbered 40
MSS 41/43 is also numbered 32

Spencer, (Lady) Sarah Isabella - correspondence

Correspondence from Lady Sarah Isabella Spencer (d.1919) (Daughter of 4th Earl Spencer) including relating to a book she is writing on Thomas Carlyle, the health of her brother and asking about the source of various quotes.

Note:
MSS 41/5 is also numbered A.338

Smith, Sidney - correspondence

Correspondence from Sidney Smith (British Museum) relating to: ancient building materials; the Sed festival; 5th or 6th dynasty fragment found at a dealers in Paris; purchases for the British Museum; Steindorff and repression of Jews in Germany (1939); a Note by Newberry on box wood; Newberry's corrections to a publication by Smith (1942).

Note:
MSS 40/68 is also numbered A.306

Smith, Cecil Harcourt - correspondence

Correspondence from Cecil Harcourt Smith (VictoriaAlbert Museum) relating to a lecture by Newberry on the tombs of the Kings.

Note:
MSS 40/52 is also numbered A.313
MSS 40/53 is also numbered A.314
MSS 40/55 is also numbered A.315

Smith, (Sir) Grafton Elliot - correspondence

Correspondence from Sir Grafton Elliot Smith (1871-1937) including relating to research on Akhenaton and the 18th Dynasty.

Also includes correspondence relating to Newberry's wish to endow an annual lecture, administered by the Royal Society, on eugenics and the problems of inheritance including extract of a letter from Professor Elliot Smith and letter introducing Newberry to Dr. Dale (Medical Research Council).

Note:
MSS 40/58 is also numbered A.377
MSS 40/60 is also numbered A.79
MSS 40/61 is also numbered 6
MSS 40/67 is also numbered A.110

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