Collection Dawson MSS - Warren Royal Dawson Collection

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Dawson MSS


Warren Royal Dawson Collection


  • 1920-1937 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box

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Name of creator


Biographical history

British broker at Lloyds and historian. Born, Ealing 1888. Died, Bletchley 1968. Educated at St. Paul's School. Many honours including OBE, FRSE, FRSL, FSA, Hon. Fellow, Imperial College of Science, and Hon. Fellow of the Egypt Exploration Society. Learned hieroglyphs in order to further his studies into early medicine. Published widely in many fields including Egyptology.

Archival history

Previously with F. F. Leek.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by Mr David Brown in 1990.

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Scope and content

Two notebooks

  • Diary with brief retrospective entries dated 6th January 1920 to 13th January 1939.
  • Notebook containing Dawson's list of his publications, 1903 to 1936.

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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.

Language of material

  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No problems.

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Griffith Institute Archive:

  • Indexes compiled by W. R. Dawson for groups of correspondence which he organized for the following MSS in the Griffith Institute Archive: Griffith, Hincks, Newberry and Le Page Renouf.

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Not published.

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  • Shelf: 2103