Collection Wilkinson A. MSS - Alexandra Helen Wilkinson Collection

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Wilkinson A. MSS


Alexandra Helen Wilkinson Collection


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British Egyptologist; she was born in Cheltenham, 8 Feb. 1932, daughter of Henry Macfarlane and Bertha Stevens; she studied Ancient History at University College London and later worked in the Dept. of Egyptian Antiquities, British Museum under Edwards as research assistant 1958-69; she also excavated in Serbia and Jericho; in 1966 she married John Wilkinson, later Warden of St. George's College, Jerusalem; she obtained a PhD in Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington; she was secretary of the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East, 2004-6; she published Ancient Egyptian Jewellery, 1971; and The Garden in Ancient Egypt, 1998; she died in London, 28 Jan. 2011.

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Complete papers, including notes, drafts and photographs on ancient Egyptian gardens and cultivation, and some on jewellery.

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