Theodora Eyton-Jones Lantern Slides Collection
- 1910s-1920s (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
3 purpose made wooden boxes containing a total of 176 glass lantern slides
Name of creator
Eyton-Jones, Theodora (c. 1890-1975)
Theodora Eyton-Jones was born in China, the daughter of a missionary. In 1930 she undertook a visit to the Patriarchs of the Eastern Churches, which she described in her book Under eastern roofs (1931). She married the Revd Leonard Patterson, and after his death adopted the name 'Eyton-Patterson', although she used her maiden name for writing.
Presented by Mr P. Carter in 2002.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Labels on each of the boxes indicate this material was the property of 'Theodora Eyton-Jones / Mrs Theodora Eyton-Patterson' and probably stored in a safety deposit box 'c/o Westminster Bank, 94 Kensington High St, London W8'.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Consists of at least two sets of slides which have been combined. Made by a tourist(s), probably between 1910 and 1930. Views include Alexandria, Karnak, Luxor, Ramesseum, objects in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, and scenes of daily life.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Kept as received.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
- Under many flags: my pilgrimage: typewritten account in three volumes of a journey undertook in 1953-1954 to Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Manila, North Borneo, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and the USA; the volumes are undated, but the last entry in the epilogue is dated 1957; in Cambridge University Library.
Griffith Institute Archive:
- Box containing a total of 103 stereoscopic views of Egypt and other countries. Presented at the same time by the same donor.
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Name access points
- Eyton-Jones, Theodora (Creator)