Joseph Grafton Milne Collection
- 1895-1896 (Creation)
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Name of creator
British classical archaeologist, numismatist, and historian. Born, Bowden 1867. Died, Oxford 1951. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Won a scholarship at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. MA. D.Litt. Excavated at Megalopolis, Greece, 1890-1. Master, Mill Hill School until 1893. Board of Education, 1893-1926. Deputy Keeper of Coins, Ashmolean Museum, 1931-51. Librarian, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1933-46. Worked with W. M. F. Petrie at Thebes, 1895-6, and also visited B. P. Grenfell and A. S. Hunt's excavations at Karanis. Copied Greek inscriptions, Cairo, 1899. Worked at Deir el-Bahri with C. T. Currelly, 1905-6. Treasurer, Egypt Exploration Society, 1912-19. Published extensively on the history and inscriptions of Ptolemaic and Roman Period Egypt.
In the possession of Dr J. G. Milne.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Presented to the Griffith Institute by Dr J. G. Milne in 1951.
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Scope and content
Two albums of photographs compiled following Milne's visits to Egypt in 1895-6 and 1905-6. One includes photographs taken during W. M. F. Petrie's expedition to Sinai. The other album contains photographs of various sites, including some 19th-century studio photographs.
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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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