- 1939 - 1949 The majority of the correspondence is between 1939 and 1940 (Creation)
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0.5 cm, 14 letters
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Correspondence from Phyllis Walker (Niece and heir of Howard Carter) relating to the execution of Howard Carter's estate.
Includes correspondence relating to: publishing an unpublished manuscript started by Carter on his early career; transfer of files to Oxford including copy of a letter of receipt from the Ashmolean museum; copy of two letters from E.T. Leeds on donation of files; work during World War Two and moving (1942); news of Mrs Burton (1943); copyright infringement (1945); reference to Howard Carter's paintings including of birds, Deir el-Bahari and the Ramesseum; sale of furniture at Sotheby's; Executors Spink and Captain Ingram's handling of objects and objects arriving broken to the Metropolitan Museum, New York; Burton's help with the sale of objects; copy of letter from Etienne Drichton (Director General, Cairo Museum) relating to the donation of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun to the Cairo Museum (1940).
Also includes: letter of thanks to Mrs Newberry (1939) and on the death of Harry Burton (1940); copy of letter from Alan Gardiner to Phyllis Walker on the donation of Howard Carter's records relating to the tomb of Tutankhamun to the Ashmolean and copyright ownership (1945); copy of letter from E.T. Leeds (Keeper, Ashmolean Museum) thanking Walker for the gift of Carter's records (1945).