Paul Cecil Smither Collection
- c.1939-1943 (Creation)
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Name of creator
British Egyptologist. Born, Chiswick 1913. Died, Oxford 1943. Studied at Queen's College, Oxford, 1936. BA, 1939. Entered the Foreign Office in 1940. Specialized in Middle Egyptian. Published several articles in the <i>JEA</i>, including one with A. N. Dakin entitled 'The Semnah Despatches', and another on Middle Kingdom stelae in Queen's College, Oxford (now in the Ashmolean Museum).
Property of his widow, Mrs. R. Pilgrim. Deposited on permanent loan in 1963.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Passed to the Griffith Institute by W. K. Simpson at Mrs R. Pilgrim's request in 1963.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Notebook containing the transcription and notes on papyrus Reisner I.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Kept as received.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
On permanent loan from Mrs R. Pilgrim to the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
These are originals.
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
- Lent to W. K. Simpson and used by him in the preparation of <i>Papyrus Reisner I: The Records of a Building Project in the Reign of Sesostris I</i> (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1963). Acknowledgement of this is given on page 15 of the publication.
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Name access points
- Smither, Paul Cecil (Creator)