Collection Clarke MSS - Somers Clarke Collection

Zone d'identification


Clarke MSS


Somers Clarke Collection


  • 1880s-1926 (Production)

Niveau de description


Étendue matérielle et support

7 boxes, 27 notebooks, 11 parcels, 8 rolls, 1 album, and 1 CD

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur


Notice biographique

British architect and archaeologist. Born, Brighton 1841. Died, Mehamid 1926. Educated privately. His first architectural appointment was with Sir Gilbert Scott where he was responsible for church restorations. Surveyor of the Fabric, Sir Paul's Cathedral, 1897. Architect to the Dean and Chapter, Chichester Cathedral, 1900. Took up residence in Egypt in the early 1900s after retiring from general practice. Worked with J. J. Tylor at El-Kâb, and was involved with the publishing of some of the private tombs there. Assisted Quibell and Green at Hierakonpolis. Appointed to oversee the restoration of buildings in Egypt, including ancient monuments. Published several books relating to his work on excavations as well as architectural related works.

Histoire archivistique

The manuscripts were originally given to the Society of Antiquaries with the condition that the Keeper of the Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum and the Society of Antiquaries could extract and retain relevant information for their respective archives. Any residue would then be passed on to the Corporation of Brighton. In the event, all three bodies waived their claim on these papers, which were then subsequently offered to the Griffith Institute. The accession of the Somers Clarke MSS was announced at the Griffith Institute Committee meeting on 29-04-1948.

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Via Mr A. J. Collins, Keeper, Department of Manuscripts, British Museum, 1947. CD with digital copies of plan and photographs of S. Clarke's house at El-Kâb presented by Mr Nicholas Warner in 2008.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

Notebooks, notes, maps, plans, drawings, photographs, and correspondence. There is a small amount of material amongst these papers relating to Westminster Abbey (correspondence).

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation


Mode de classement

Presumably kept as received. Correspondence arranged alphabetically.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions

Conditions de reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

No problems.

Instruments de recherche


Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

These are originals.

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Not known.

Unités de description associées

Other Archives:

  • His negatives of El-Kâb are in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum.

Note de publication

Zone des notes

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Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression




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Personnes et organismes associés

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Localisation physique

  • Tablette: 0608-0612A
  • Tablette: 1811