- 1900? - 1925? (Creation)
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Notebook labelled by John Harris 'Miscellaneous Notes' with an index at the front containing notes on objects, flora, fauna, products, places and gods. It includes examples of attestations of words, variant writings, expressions or other terms formed by or including them, and some ancient Egyptian texts/hymns in translation.
Includes handwritten notes on:
- objects (censers, bird traps, djed pillar, netjer pole, furniture, mirrors, sandals, tjet knot, chariots, flail and crock)
- flora (plants, trees including conifers, cedar, cypress , woods including ebony, grain and wheat)
- fauna (dogs, camels, giraffes, deer, oryx and a fauna bibliography)
- products (natron, incense, myrrh, methods of tapping resin)
- places (Lebanon, Byblos, “the land of the god”, Zahi, Retjenu, Phoenicia, place names in Syria)
- gods (Osiris, Atum-Kheprer [also referred to as Atum-Kheper or Atum-Kepri], Iah, Adonis and Attis, Neferhetep, hieroglyph for God [R8] and variants)
Also includes notes on funerary offerings, the word sedj in seals, circumcision and the ritual of embalming.
Pages 3-4, 48-49, 51-59, 61-69 and 72-75 have been cut out. According to the index at the front of the notebook these pages include notes on:
- trees and wood (merw-wood, wan-wood, Peqer tree)
- animals (pig, cat, rat, mouse, lion, fox, wolf, jackal, ass, porcupine, jerboa, hippopotamus, elephant, hyena, monkey, baboon, bat, hedeghog, bear, ichneum, leopard, hare, addax, kudu, goat, ibex, dorcas gazelle)
Dates: There are references to publications up to 1925. Notes appear to have been added at different times.