Archibald Henry Sayce Collection
- 1872-early 1930s (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 box and 1 album
Name of creator
British Assyriologist. Born, Shirehampton 1845. Died, Bath 1933. Educated at Grosvenor College, Bath, then Queen's College, Oxford. Hibbert Lecturer, 1887. Gifford Lecturer, 1900-2. Professor of Assyriology, 1891-1919. Rhind Lecturer, 1906. Huxley Lecturer, 1906. D.Litt. LL.D. DD. Specialised in Carian and Hittite languages, as well as Assyrian and West Asian archaeology and philology. Also worked in Egypt copying inscriptions, etc.
Material other than photograph album probably with Professor J. Garstang at the time of Sayce's death. The photograph album was in the possession of Professor J. Garstang before being passed to Professor O. R. Gurney. Packet of correspondence presented by Professor O. R. Gurney.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Photographs album and other papers presented by Professor O. Gurney in 1987, the packet of correspondence probably handed over at the same time (info.Dr Jaromir Malek). The rest of the material was presumably presented by Professor J. Garstang in 1949.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Notes, photographs, squeezes, correspondence, and offprints. Contain, amongst others, references to Assyriological, Greek, Cypriot, and Egyptological material. Includes notes made by Petrie which were with Sayce at the time of his death.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Presumably kept as received.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Catalogue (not complete).
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
These are originals.
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Sayce, (Revd) Archibald Henry (Creator)