Collection Milne MSS - Joseph Grafton Milne Collection

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Milne MSS

Title

Joseph Grafton Milne Collection

Date(s)

  • 1895-1896 (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

2 albums

Context area

Name of creator

(1867-1951)

Biographical history

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.

Archival history

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.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material

  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No problems.

Finding aids

Catalogue.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies

None.

Related units of description

Griffith Institute:

  • Petrie MSS. Letter-journal, Sinai, 1905-6.

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Not published.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0621