Collection Uphill MSS - Eric Parrington Uphill Collection

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Uphill MSS


Eric Parrington Uphill Collection


  • c. 1954-2018 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

26 boxes and 2 oversize boxes

Context area

Name of creator


Biographical history

British archaeologist. Born, Croydon 1929. Died, 2018. BA in History and Archaeology, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1954. MA in Egyptology, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1957. Post-graduate research, Department of Egyptology, University of London. Participated in Egypt Exploration Society excavations directed by W. B. Emery at Saqqara, 1954-55, and Buhen, Sudan, 1959-60. From 1960, Lecturer in Egyptology, archaeology and hieroglyphs at Birkbeck College, continuing as an examiner from 1995. Publications include articles on the main kingship festival, 1965. Co-editor, Who Was Who in Egyptology, 1972–1995. Monographs on temple sites, recreating the Hawara pyramid complex at Hawara, and the royal city Per-Ramses, 1984.

Archival history

The estate of Eric Uphill.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by the executors of the estate of Eric Uphill in 2022.

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Scope and content

Complete working papers, including notebooks, notes, card indexes, slides, photographs, correspondence and teaching notes.

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Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

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No problems.

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These are originals.

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  • Shelf: 1811
  • Shelf: 1812