Collection Dilley MSS - Wildrid Joseph Dilley Collection

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Dilley MSS


Wildrid Joseph Dilley Collection


  • 1910-1923 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box

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Biographical history

Archival history

Formerly on the possession of Mrs Christina J. Sleight (Dilley's granddaughter).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mr Howard and Mrs Christina J. Sleight (Dilley's granddaughter) in March 2014 and March 2015.

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Scope and content

1) Photograph album entitled ‘Abusir. Summer 1923’, also including other older photographs (1918 to 1923).
2) Photograph album of family portraits [non egyptological].
3) Copy of the Arabic publication Arab Architecture in Egypt: The Principal Structural Characteristics of the Style Classified; by Wilfrid Joseph Dilley (...); with plates prepared by F. Chatterton (...); translated by Mahmoud Ahmed (...); Cairo: National Printing Press, 1923; including 2 manuscript English translations of Arabic title page [non egyptological] [].
4) Additional folder with photographs, 2 postcards and a small group of family papers.

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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

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  • Arabic
  • English

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No problems.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies

All the photographs were digitized by Mr and Mrs Sleight, who keep digital files and modern prints. A set of modern prints from those digital files was also included in the donation.

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  • 1, 2 and 4) Not published.

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  • Shelf: 0601