- 1888 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
Name of creator
British businessman. Born, Leeds 1841. Died 1897. Began his own grain merchanting business in Northumberland in 1866, and built his first maltings at Alnwick in the early 1870s. The business flourished over the following twenty years supplying local breweries in the North of England. For health reasons, acting on advice from his doctor, he visited Egypt in 1888.
In the possession of the Simpson family.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Permission to make prints and scans from the original negatives was given by his great grandson Mr Simon B. Simpson OBE.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
53 black & white photographs.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to the numbering written on the original negatives. Unnumbered negatives have been arranged topographically and where not applicable by subject.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. Permission has been granted by Mr S. B. Simpson OBE for these photographs to be consulted in the Archive, but permission for publication must be obtained from the owner of the photographs.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright S. B. Simpson OBE.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Originals in the possession of S. B. Simpson OBE.
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
-See web publication 'J. P. Simpson photographs': http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/4simpson/.
-Photographs 1 and 9: J. Malek, E. Fleming and A. Hobby, 'Two destroyed scenes in the burial chamber of the Tombeau des Vignes (TT 96)', in <i>Discussions in Egyptology</i> 62 (2005), 49-54 ills.