Collection Thompson MSS - Henry Francis Herbert Thompson Collection

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Thompson MSS

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Henry Francis Herbert Thompson Collection

Date(s)

  • Before 1939 (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

8 card index boxes

Context area

Name of creator

(1859-1944)

Biographical history

British Coptologist and Demotist. Born, London 1859. Died, Bath 1944. Educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge. Studied Law and was called to the Bar, but did not pursue this as a career. At the direction of his father he studied medicine, but work in the biological laboratories at University College, London threatened his eyesight. Encouraged by Petrie who he met during his time at University College, he embarked on his Egyptological career at the age of forty, studying with Griffith and Crum. He specialized in Coptic and Demotic, and became eminent in this field. Fellow, University College; Hon. D.Litt. Oxford; FBA. He assisted with the compilation of Crum's Coptic Dictionary. Published several Demotic and Coptic papyri as well as contributions towards other books. He left provision in his will for the foundation of a chair of Egyptology at Cambridge.

Archival history

In W. E. Crum's custody in 1939.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Griffith Institute at Sir H. Thompson's request by W. E. Crum in 1939.

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Scope and content

Greek dictionary card index, used in the compilation of W. E. Crum, <i>A Coptic Dictionary</i> (Oxford, 1929-39).

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Accruals

System of arrangement

Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material

  • řečtina
  • angličtina

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No problems.

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None.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0419