Alfred Lucas Collection
- 1922-1933 (Creation)
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Name of creator
British chemist. Born, Chorlton-upon-Medlock 1867. Died, Luxor 1945. Educated, School of Mines, London, and the Royal College of Science. Worked for the British Government as an assistant chemist, until ill health prompted a move to Egypt. There he was engaged as an assistant chemist to the Government Salt Department, 1898. He initially managed the Survey Department and Assay Office laboratories, he was then appointed Chemist for the Antiquities Service, 1923-32. Honorary Consulting Chemist, 1932-45. He was able to put his expertise in cleaning, consolidating, and conserving antiquities to good use when he was lent by the Antiquities Service to H. Carter during the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun. He also worked at Tanis with P. M. Montet. Published many books about his work in this field.
Property of A. Lucas.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated to the Griffith Institute by A. Lucas in 1945.
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Scope and content
Notebook on 'Archaeology, Register of samples, and analyses. Tutankhamen and others.' (TAA i.2.11). Notebook on 'Examination of Materials: (a) Tutankhamen. (b) Various.' (TAA i.2.12).
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Kept as received.
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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions
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Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
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These are originals.
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