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Bethell, (Hon.) Richard - correspondence

Correspondence from Hon. Richard Bethell (1883-1929) relating to the purchase of items at auction including scarabs and rings; a quarrel Newberry had with Howard Carter over the sale of items; letter stating his intention to sell his entire Egyptian collection due to lack of money; letter about a prehistoric pot purchased by Bethell.

Note:
MSS 4/101 is also numbered 7a
MSS 4/103 is also numbered 7
MSS 4/104 is also numbered 15
MSS 4/106 is also numbered 287
MSS 4/110 is also numbered 233

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

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.

Scarabs and seals

Notebook containing cuttings and drawings of scarabs; cuttings and rubbing of cylinder seal impressions, (one dated 1929); notes on scarabs, seals and the sealing process.

Also includes envelope containing photographs of scarabs.

This notebook was previously in a box labelled, during previous archival processing, 'Sealings, Scarabs, Cylinders'.

Dynasties II and III

Folder titled 'DYN II and III' containing material relating to possible Kings of 2nd Dynasty and 3rd Dynasty. This folder includes three empty folders at the back which presumably used to house this material titled 'Dyn 2 - Khasehem - Khasekhemui', 'Dyn III ? [sic] Horus Khaba', and 'Horus Hotepsekhemui [in hieroglyphs] and Horus Raneb/Nebra [in hieroglyphs] - Dyn II or III'.

Includes:

-Copy of King lists for the 2nd and 3rd Dynasties

-Copies of inscriptions relating to Hotepsekhemwy

-Notes on a Tarkhan seal

-Notes on the 9th name on the Abydos King List titled 'King Bed W.'

-Cuttings of objects from the Tomb of Peribsen including inscriptions relating to Hotep-Ahaui and King Raneb (also known as Nebra)

-Rubbings

-Notes, rubbing and drawing of inscription of Nubnefer (Cairo Museum, JE 55268)

-Notes, cutting and drawings of inscriptions of Nynetjer (also known as Ninetjer) (Cairo Museum, JE 34938, JE 34933)

-Notes, rubbings and drawings of clay sealing and inscriptions of Sekhemib (including Cairo Museum, JE 55262, JE 55263, JE 55264, JE 55266, JE 55267)

-Rubbing and drawings of inscriptions of Khasekhemwy

-Notes on 'The Horus King Khaba'

Dynasty XVIII

Folder titled 'DYN XVIII to death of AII [Amenhotep II]' containing research material on the 18th Dynasty.

Includes:

-Typed and handwritten notes on Kings and Queens of the 18th Dynasty, including King lists, occurences of names on inscribed objects, notes titled 'Sethe's view of Th. [Tuthmosis] I. II. III. and Hatshepsut', typed draft on the history of Dynasty XVIII, typed draft on Queen Ahhotep, and notes on mortuary temples

-Handwritten notes on Kamose

-Handwritten notes on Ahmose I, Amenhotep I, Tuthmosis I

-Handwritten notes on Ahmose I and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari including drawing of a scarab

-Handwritten notes on Tuthmosis I

-Handwritten notes on Tuthmosis II

-Handwritten notes on Hatshepsut and copy of an inscription from the base of an obelisk taken from Lepsius, R., Denkmaeler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien, (1849)

-Rubbings and drawings of inscriptions on vase fragments relating to Hatshepsut

-Handwritten notes on Tuthmosis III and draft lecture on relations with Asia under Tuthmosis III

-Handwritten notes on Amenhotep II

-Handwritten notes on the 18th Dynasty including notes on Amenhotep, son of Hapu and notes from a publication on New Kingdom Stelae, Leiden

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.

Calice, Franz - correspondence

Correspondence from Franz Calice including on Newberry's book on Scarabs and the Sublime Porte.

Note:
MSS 7/2 is also numbered A 351
MSS 7/3 is also numbered A 281
MSS 7/5 is also numbered A 352

Carnarvon, (Lord) George - correspondence

Correspondence from Lord Carnavon (1866-1923) including on: death of Harold Jones (1911); purchase of items including scarabs; news from excavations; news of Howard Carter; viewing collections of Egyptian items; excavation plans; lectures; book to be published including reading proofs and preparing plates.

Note:
MSS 7/109 is also numbered 321
MSS 7/116 is also numbered 235
MSS 7/117 is also numbered 291a
MSS 7/118 is also numbered 291

Dattari, Giovanni (d. 1923) - correspondence

Correspondence from Giovanni Dattari (d. 1923) including: arranging to show Newberry his collection; Dattari's publication on coins; requesting Newberry's help with the translation of a seal including sketch.

Note:
MSS 11/17 is also numbered A 260

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

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

Hornblower, George David - correspondence

Correspondence from George David Hornblower relating to various research interests. Includes correspondence relating to: hyksos objects; the origin of scarabs; heb sed festival; Newberry's lecture to the British Association; Carter's problems with the Egyptian Government in 1924; Egyptian climate during the 18th dynasty; financial support for the Egypt Exploration Society; Osiris; use of oil including for coronation, anointing and in the religion of mandaeans; Menes; and Mnevis.

Also includes draft reply from Newberry on Menes, Hor-Aha and Narmer.

Note:
MSS 25/37 is also numbered 218

Kelekian, Dikran - correspondence

Correspondence from Dirkran Kelekian including relating to the purchase and sale of Egyptian antiquities and the publication of his collection of scarabs and cylinders. Includes letter to Sidney Smith (British Museum) relating to the sale of cylinders and seals. Also includes draft reply from Newberry referring to the condition of his collection of antiquities after the war, 30 June 1947.

Also includes postcard of a statue of King Chefren.

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