Collection Dévaud MSS - Eugène Victor Dévaud Collection

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Dévaud MSS


Eugène Victor Dévaud Collection


  • 1920s (Creation)

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Extent and medium

5 card index boxes and 1 small package

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Swiss Egyptologist. Born, Fribourg 1878. Died, 1929. Lecturer at Fribourg University, Switzerland 1923; Professor 1927. Constributed significantly to the study of Coptic etymologies and published articles on this subject in various journals.

Archival history

Presumed to have been in the possession of W. E. Crum.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Probably received with the papers of W. E. Crum after the latter's death in 1944.

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Scope and content

A card index for a Coptic etymological dictionary and a large folder containing handwritten notes on Coptic etymologies, labelled "Devaud - 'Studies and Notes on Egyptian and Coptic Grammar, Lexicography and Palaeography'" (apparently unpublished).

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System of arrangement

Kept as received. The card index arranged alphabetically; not numbered.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford

Language of material

  • Coptic
  • French

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No problems.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

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Griffith Institute Archive and Other Archives:

  • Photocopies of Dévaud's transcriptions of Illahun (el-Lâhûn) papyri in Gardiner MSS 30.194-289 (the originals are in Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum).

Publication note

  • Apparently not published.

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  • Folder also labelled "W. E. Crum. Bath."

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  • Shelf: 0217
  • Shelf: 0421