Margaret Alice Murray Collection
- c.1958 (Creation)
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Name of creator
British Egyptologist. Born, Calcutta 1863. Died, Welwyn 1963. Entered University College London, 1894. First professional female Egyptologist. Assisted Petrie in his excavations in 1902. She also excavated at many other sites, including Malta and Petra. President of the Folk-Lore Society, 1953-5. Published widely in the fields of Egyptology and folklore.
In Olga Tufnell's possession in 1963. Deposited by Joan Payne in the notes, via the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Department of Antiquities, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in February 2003.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Notes collected on Hierakonpolis (<i>The Hierakonpolis finds</i>). Consists of handwritten notes made by M. A. Murray, typescript, and additional notes in a different hand.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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.
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Existence and location of originals
These are originals.
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