Collection Jelf MSS - Charles Gordon Jelf Collection

Notebook containing notes on work in Theban tombs, financed by Sir Robert Mond, 1909-1910 Charles Gordon Jelf. Born June 8, 1886. Killed in Action October 13, 1915 (printed for private ci...

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Jelf MSS

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Charles Gordon Jelf Collection

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  • 1915 (Creation)
  • 1909-1910 (Creation)

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1 box

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Name of creator

(1886-1915)

Biographical history

British Egyptologist and journalist. Born, Rochester 1886. Killed in action near Loos (between Vermelles and Hulloch), 1915. Foundation Scholar, Marlborough. Won an open scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford in 1905, completing his BA degree in 1909 with a Second Class in both Moderations and Literae Humaniores. Attached to the Department of Antiquities in Egypt, serving under A. E. P. Weigall for seven months in 1909. Assistant master, Fonthill School, East Grinstead, 1910-11. Assistant correspondent for The Times, based in Berlin, 1911-15. Volunteered at the beginning of World War I, as a commissioned officer he was appointed Second Lieutenant in the 6th Battalion of The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 1915.

Archival history

  1. Not known. Previously in anonymous private possession in England.
  2. In the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

  1. Presented by Dr Donald P. Ryan in January 1996.
  2. Scans from Bodleian copy and printout made in October-November 2010.

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Scope and content

  1. Notebook containing notes on work in Theban tombs, financed by Sir Robert Mond, 1909-1910.
  2. Printout of the booklet "Charles Gordon Jelf. Born June 8, 1886. Killed in Action October 13, 1915" (printed for private circulation, 1915); from Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford copy [http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=oxfaleph013761443&context=L&vid=SOLO&search_scope=LSCOP_OX&tab=local&lang=en_US].

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Accruals

System of arrangement

Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

1-2. Property of the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

  1. Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
  2. Public domain (copyright expired).

Language of material

  • English

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No problems.

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Existence and location of originals

  1. This is an original.
  2. This is a copy. The original publication is in the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.

Existence and location of copies

Not known.

Related units of description

Griffith Institute Archive:
-Hand-drawn map (with key) giving the position of Private Tombs at Thebes, dated December 1909, compiled by Jelf (Gardiner MSS 18.1.1-2);
-List of the Tombs and Mortuary Chapels of the Theban Necropolis in Sept. 1911, presumably made by A. E. P. Weigall but in the autograph of Jelf (Gardiner MSS 18.2);
-Handwritten paper entitled "The Tomb of Kheruef, Assasif." with plan by Jelf [originally thought to be by A. E. P. Weigall but in the autograph of Jelf] (Gardiner MSS 18.5).

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  • Shelf: 1316