File Petrie MSS 6.1 - Petrie 'Scraps' photograph album

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Petrie MSS 6.1

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Petrie 'Scraps' photograph album

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  • 1860s-1910s (Creation)

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Album containing photographs.

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(1871-1956)

Biographical history

British Egyptologist. Born, Dublin 1871. Died, London 1956. Through her interest in Egyptology she met, then married, Flinders Petrie in 1896. Worked with her husband on his excavations, helping to raise the money to fund their work. She also assisted Margaret Murray with her excavations of the Osireion at Abydos, 1902-3.

Archival history

This album and a photograph album (Petrie MSS 6.1) are referred to as "belonging to Lady Petrie", but there is no documentation on file that confirms this attribution.

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Album, 24 x 30 cm, “SCRAPS” impressed on the cover, 52 pages, most photographs glued onto the page (using stamp-papers) or mount-slots cut into the page. Most of the photographs are commercial picture cards of locations in the United Kingdom, typically measuring 6.5 by 10.5 cm, many with printed captions, as well as Petrie's annotations. These were presumably purchased by Petrie when travelling around the country. The majority of the photographs are commercial images. Most of the photographs are listed in the order they are presented in the album.

United Kingdom


  • Tunbridge Wells, Rusthall Rocks, High Rocks
  • Carshalton Church, Surrey
  • Windsor Castle
  • Savernake Forest
  • Walton Parsonage
  • Broad Street, Hereford
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge
  • Bristol Cathedral (interior)
  • St Mary Radcliffe Church, Bristol
  • Cheddar Gorge (two 10 x 16 commercial prints)
  • St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton
  • Wells Cathedral (interior)
  • Charmouth (multiple views, where Petrie was born and grew-up, includes a view of “our old house / Montefiore's”)
  • Monkton Wylde
  • Whitchurch
  • Whitchurch Canonicorum Church
  • Wooton House
  • Forde Abbey
  • Lyme Regis, landslip near
  • Exeter Cathedral (interior)
  • Torquay
  • Antstey’s Cove
  • Lustleigh Cleave
  • Chagford
  • Lynton
  • Lynmouth
  • Ilfracombe
  • Durham Cathedral
  • Sudley House, near Liverpool
  • Ben Leagach, Glen Torridon
  • Edinburgh
  • Family group in the garden of a house (annotated: “Mrs Y., Mary, Wm., C. Mr. Y. Fred & Cecy”)
  • Perth
  • Rochester, Cathedral and Castle
  • Dover Castle, St Mary in Castro [church with Roman lighthouse]
  • Reculver, St Mary’s Church
  • Sandwich, St Peter’s Church, St Bartholomew’s Chapel
  • Stonehenge [Petrie’s own photos?]
  • Avebury
  • Silbury Hill
  • Cromlech, The Devil’s Den
  • Southampton, Bargate and The Arcades
  • Netley Abbey
  • Portchester Castle
  • Drewsteignton, Cromlech, “The Three Spinsters”
  • St Austell, Holy Trinity Church

France


  • Mont Saint-Michel

USA


  • Bloomer Cut, near Auburn, CA
  • Kessler Peak, Cottonwood Canyon, UT

Egypt


  • Giza, Great Sphinx and Khufu Pyramid

Nigeria


  • “Bp. Crowther’s residence / Gbebe / River Niger”.

Australia


  • Melbourne (views from the Botanic Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens, The Treasury, the Yarra at Studley Park)

New Zealand


  • Gold miners

Canada


  • House 13, Masset, BC

Artworks


  • "The Blind Beggar” by J. L. Dyckmans, National Gallery
  • “The Reading Girl (La Leggitrice)” by Pietro Magni, National Gallery

Varia


  • Photograph of a young man standing at the base of a rock formation. Perhaps W. M. F. Petrie? Location, probably United Kingdom, Cheddar Gorge?
  • Christmas greetings card addressed to Mrs Petrie [W. M. F. Petrie’s mother] from Elizabeth Flinders Naylor, 1891
  • Engraving of an ancient Egyptian bronze statuette or coffin of a bat
  • Portrait of Lord Shaftesbury (Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury) (1801-1885)

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The photograph of Rochester Cathedral has an inked-stamp on the back "THE FLINDERS PETRIE LIBRARY KHARTOUM"

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