Series Petrie MSS 1 - Journals

Petrie Journal 1885 to 1886 pages 1 to 50 Petrie Journal 1885 to 1886 pages 51 to 100 Petrie Journal 1885 to 1886 pages 101 to 150 Petrie Journal 1885 to 1886 pages 151 to 178 Petrie Journal 1886 to 1887 pages 1 to 50 Petrie Journal 1886 to 1887 pages 51 to 99 Petrie Journal 1887 to 1888 pages 1 to 50 Petrie Journal 1887 to 1888 pages 51 to 99 Petrie Journal 1887 to 1888 pages 100 to 126 Petrie Journal 1895 to 1896 (Thebes)

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Petrie MSS 1




  • 1880-1929 (Creation)

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38 journals

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The Journals, or more correctly journal-letters, cover 38 seasons, with a date range of 1880-1 to 1928-9, which cover Petrie’s first season in Egypt (measuring the Pyramids at Giza) through to 1928-9 (Petrie’s excavations at Tell Fara in Palestine). There are approximately 5,000 journal pages.

The earlier handwritten Journals are by Petrie, then following his marriage in 1897, much of the writing was compiled by his wife, Hilda.

A basic presentation of three of these journals is available on the Griffith Institute website, see the entries for the first three journals for further information.

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The journals are currently being transcribed by Cat Warsi and the transcriptions have been completed up to the end of season 1890-1 [status March 2018].


Cultural warning: Users of this material are warned that some records document observations of people and cultures using scientific research models and language from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in ways that may be considered offensive today.

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