Colección Mace MSS - Arthur Cruttenden Mace Collection

Área de identidad

Código de referencia

Mace MSS

Título

Arthur Cruttenden Mace Collection

Fecha(s)

  • 1922-1925 (Creación)
  • 1899-1902 (Creación)

Nivel de descripción

Colección

Volumen y soporte

2 boxes

Área de contexto

Nombre del productor

(1874-1928)

Historia biográfica

British Egyptologist. Born, Glenorchy, Hobart, Tasmania 1874. Died, Haywards Heath, Sussex 1928. Educated, St Edward's School, Oxford, then Keble College, Oxford. BA, 1895. Worked with W. M. F. Petrie at Dendera, Hû, and Abydos, between 1897-1901. Assisted G. A. Reisner on the California University excavations at Gîza, 1901-6. From 1906 onwards, he spent of the rest of his career working for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, culminating in the position of Associate Curator in 1922. He founded and directed the first Metropolitan Museum expedition to Egypt. Between 1922-4 he was engaged as an assistant to H. Carter during the early stages of excavating of the tomb of Tutankhamun. He was forced to resign this position due to poor health. He published several books and articles and collaborated with Carter on the first volume of the publication <i>The Tomb of Tut.Ankh.Amen</i> (1923).

Historia archivística

(1-5) Excavation journals, correspondence, typewritten articles, copies of Burton photographs, and newspaper cuttings: Formed part of the Mace estate. Formerly in the possession of his daughter, Mrs Margaret Orr. Later in the possession of his grandchildren, Mr David Orr and Mrs Alison Crawford.

(y) Tutankhamun account (typewritten version) and diary: This material is on loan to the Griffith Institute. Formed part of the Mace estate. Formerly in the possession of his daughter, Mrs Margaret Orr. Now the property of his grandchildren, Mr David Orr and Mrs Alison Crawford.
(z) Tutankhamun account (original handwritten version): This material is on loan to the Griffith Institute. Formed part of the Mace estate. Formerly in the possession of his daughter, Mrs Margaret Orr. Now the property of his grandchildren, Mr David Orr and Mrs Alison Crawford.

Origen del ingreso o transferencia

(1) Excavation journals: Donated by Mace's grandchildren, Mr David Orr and Mrs Alison Crawford in September 2014.
(2-5) Correspondence, typewritten articles, copies of Burton photographs, and newspaper cuttings: Donated by Mace's grandchildren, Mr David Orr and Mrs Alison Crawford in September 2018.

(y) Tutankhamun account (typewritten version) and diary: Initially lent to the Griffith Institute by Mace's daughter, Mrs Margaret Orr. The continuation of this loan has been granted by his grandchildren, Mr David Orr and Mrs Alison Crawford (renewed in September 2014).
(z) Tutankhamun account (original handwritten version): Lent to the Griffith Institute by Mace's grandchildren, Mr David Orr and Mrs Alison Crawford in August 2015.

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Alcance y contenido

(1) Excavation journals for 1899-1901 (working with W. M. F. Petrie) and 1901-2 (working with G. A. Reisner).
(2) Personal correspondence exchanged between Mace and his wife Winifred during the Winter season 1922-1923, Winifred Mace and her mother during the Winter season 1923-1924, and other correspondence related to the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
(3) Two typewritten articles by Mace on work in Tutankhamun's tomb: "DESPATCH No. 5" (3 pages), and "THE CLOSING OF THE TOMB" (incomplete, first page only + newspaper cutting of The Times article); both submitted to The Times and subsequently published on 31/01/1923 and 28/03/1923.
(4) 39 photographs, most are original Burton images, some of which have been annotated by Howard Carter; they may have been used during the preparation of H. Carter and A. C. Mace, The Tomb of Tut.ankh.Amen i (1923).
(5) Newspaper cuttings, most from The Times, published between 1922 and 1925.

(y) Mace's account of the opening of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun - typewritten version (TAA iv.1). Diary for 1922-3 (TAA iv.2).
(z) Mace's account of the opening of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun - original handwritten version (TAA iv.3).

Valorización, destrucción y programación

Acumulaciones

Sistema de arreglo

Kept as received.

Área de condiciones de acceso y uso

Condiciones de acceso

(1-5) Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
(y-z) Tutankhamun account and diary: Property of Mr David Orr and Mrs Alison Crawford. Consultation only.

Condiciones

(1-5) Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.
(y-z) Copyright Mr David Orr and Mrs Alison Crawford. Contact the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford regarding publication.

Idioma del material

  • inglés

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Características físicas y requisitos técnicos

No problems.

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None.

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Existencia y localización de originales

These are originals.

Existencia y localización de copias

Copies in the hands of the Orr family.

Unidades de descripción relacionadas

Other Archives:


  • Material still in the possession of Mace's family.
  • (1) Reisner's excavations records are kept in the archives of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Griffith Institute Archive:


  • (1) Petrie Journals: 1898-9, 1899-1900, and 1900-1.
  • (y-z) TAA Archive: TAA i.1 (card index); TAA i.2.2 (Mace's diary, November 14, 1923 to February 23, 1925); TAA i.3.22 (seal impressions notes).

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