- mid 1940s-1989 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
63 boxes, and 15 folders of impressions. Also additional material consisting of 92 packages, 9 bundles of slip index cards, 3 large boxes, and 1 box containing 35 mm transparencies in rolls.
Name of creator
French Egyptologist. Born, Paris 1906. Died, Paris 1989. Trained as an artist at the École Bernard Palissy and the École des Arts Decoratifs. First started studying Egyptology with Henri Sottas at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, 1924. Student, École du Louvre, 1925. Worked with Bruyère at Deir el-Medîna, and then with Bisson de la Roque at Madâmûd. Studied Egyptian language with Moret, Weill, and Sethe. Qualified in the history of religion, phonetics, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, and Berber. Director d'Études at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, 1949. Visiting Professor, Brown University, 1951-2 and 1960-1. Wilbour Fellow, Brooklyn Museum, 1967. Published many linguistic articles as well as several monographs.
Part of the estate of J. J. Clère.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by his widow, Madame Irène Clère, in 1995.
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Scope and content
Notebooks, notes, drafts of articles, teaching notes, xeroxes, card indexes, copies of inscriptions, impressions, photographs, negatives, transparencies, tracings, drawings, and correspondence.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Mostly kept as received. Correspondence has been arranged in alphabetical order.
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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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Preliminary catalogue: http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/4clerems.html.
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Existence and location of originals
These are originals.
Originals of MSS. group 04 in the Musée du Louvre (xerox copies in the Griffith Institute archive), together with a small group of miscenalleous notes, correspondence, prints, etc.
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
-Publication details indicated in Clère catalogue.
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