Collection J. Lane MSS - Jenny Lane Collection

Journal 1 - first half Journal 1 - second half Journal 2 Journal 3
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J. Lane MSS

Titre

Jenny Lane Collection

Date(s)

  • c. 1876-1887 (Production)

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Collection

Étendue matérielle et support

1 box, 1 oversize box, 4 parcels

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Nom du producteur

(1835-?)

Notice biographique

Eldest daughter of George Lane, a market gardener in Pulborough, Sussex. Lady's maid to Lucy Renshaw, travelling companion of Amelia A. B. Edwards. She married twice, firstly to George Collins and then in 1885 to William Norton Western; this explains her married names Collins and Western in official records.

Histoire archivistique

Previously in the hands of Jenny Lane's family (great-nephew Mr J. Martin of Broadstairs, and later his widow Mrs Patricia Martin).

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

  • J. Lane MSS 1-3: Bonhams, London. Travel and Exploration, Sale 25106, 6 February 2019, lot 115. Acquired by the Griffith Institute at auction (£8,125.00) thanks to grants from the Friends of the National Libraries (50%), the Friends of the Petrie Museum (25%) and a number of donations to the Griffith Institute Archive (25%).
  • J. Lane MSS 4-5: Mrs Patricia Martin in October 2019.
  • J. Lane MSS 6: Mrs Patricia Martin in February 2020.

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Portée et contenu

  • J. Lane MSS 1-3: Journals of Jenny Lane, lady's maid to Lucy Renshaw, travelling companion of Amelia A. B. Edwards, describing in detail their various trips including the 1873-1874 journey through France and Italy, crossing from Brindisi to Alexandria on the Simla, thence up the Nile to Dendara, Karnak, Luxor, Aswan, Philae and Abu Simbel, and the return journey via Port Said, through Lebanon to Damascus, Baalbek and Beirut, Constantinople, Athens, and the Rhine. They contain vivid descriptions of the landscape, weather and peoples, and anecdotes and observations of fellow travellers and places visited. They cover the period from 4 September 1873 to 6 March 1876. 286 pages in three volumes, calf, worn, 8vo.
  • J. Lane MSS 4: Photograph album put together following Miss Lane's two trips to Egypt and the Near East between 1873 and 1876.
  • J. Lane MSS 5: Collection of antiquities and miscellanea collected by Miss Lane during her trips.
  • J. Lane MSS 6: Three framed portraits (Jane Collins, née Jane Lane, George Collins [first husband], and George Lane [father]).

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

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Mode de classement

Kept as received.

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Conditions d’accès

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions de reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

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Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

J. Lane MSS 1 accessioned with some loss at spine and some loose pages at the beginning; J. Lane MSS 2-3 are in good condition.

Instruments de recherche

None.

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Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

This is an original.

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Not known.

Unités de description associées

  • Several shabtis bought by Miss Lane and one painting cut from photograph album (not by Amelia A. B. Edwards) sold by family in early 2000s.
  • Two watercolours and one ink sketch by Amelia A. B. Edwards associated with photograph album now in private possession.

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Note de publication

Excerpts from journals quoted in B. Moon, More Usefully Employed: Amelia B. Edwards, writer, traveler and campaigner for ancient Egypt (2006).

Full web publication of journals on this website.

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Note

Portrait from B. Moon, More Usefully Employed: Amelia B. Edwards, writer, traveler and campaigner for ancient Egypt (2006), fig. 16 on p. 113.

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Cultural warning: Users of this material are warned that some records document observations of people and cultures using scientific research models and language from the late nineteenth century in ways that may be considered offensive today.

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Web publication of journals:
• Coordination, editing and web presentation: Francisco Bosch-Puche, assisted by Elizabeth Fleming and Cat Warsi.
• Transcription: Susan Biddle, Elizabeth Fleming, Cyprian Fong, Hazel Gray, Hebatallah Ibrahim, William Joy, Jordan Miller, Jan Picton, Ivor Pridden, Anne-Claire Salmas, Manon Schutz and Cat Warsi.
• Scanning and image editing: Jenni Navratil.

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If you spot any mistakes or can improve on the transcription, please email us at griffith.institute@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

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