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.
Diary kept from 4 May 1922 to 20 October 1926 by the wife of the British archaeologist and photographer Harry Burton (1879-1940). The diary contains detailed daily entries recording social engagements and memorable events, including the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter’s team, of which her husband was a member. The diary details her life and travels with her husband at home in Florence, their stays in Egypt (especially Luxor, but also Cairo), the trip they made across the US and to Hollywood in 1924, and various holidays in Europe (London, Salzburg, St. Moritz, etc.), as well as trips to friends in Italy. Lined account book, 400 pages, 8vo (179 x 110 x 28 mm).
Copies, transcriptions, facsimiles, drawings and some photographs of mummy labels in Demotic, Greek or bilingual, presented as loose sheets in folders arranged by cities/museums/collections, housed in five slip-cover boxes. They were collected by Möller from printed sources and from several collections he visited on research journeys. One folder in box V is by W. Spiegelberg (1893).
313 black-and-white glass negatives made during the excavation of Antinoë (modern el-Sheikh Ibâda, opposite el-Ashmûnein, in Middle Egypt) in 1913-14 by John de Monins Johnson for the Graeco-Roman branch of the Egypt Exploration Society. The negatives are not accompanied by any supporting written records or descriptions of the photographed objects.
1) Photograph album entitled ‘Abusir. Summer 1923’, also including other older photographs (1918 to 1923). 2) Photograph album of family portraits [non egyptological]. 3) Copy of the Arabic publication Arab Architecture in Egypt: The Principal Structural Characteristics of the Style Classified; by Wilfrid Joseph Dilley (...); with plates prepared by F. Chatterton (...); translated by Mahmoud Ahmed (...); Cairo: National Printing Press, 1923; including 2 manuscript English translations of Arabic title page [non egyptological] [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/869282469]. 4) Additional folder with photographs, 2 postcards and a small group of family papers.
Negatives and prints of paintings of Egypt in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Searight collection) by several artists, including Francis Arundale, Frederick Cathewood, Vivant Denon, L. M. A. Linant de Bellefonds, Prisse d'Avennes, etc.
Various papers and correspondence connected with the obituary written by Dr I.E.S. Edwards and published in <i>JEA</i> 42 (1956), 99-101. Includes a portrait and a distribution list of Glanville's papers.