Collection Foucart MSS - Georges Foucart Collection

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Foucart MSS


Georges Foucart Collection


  • 1925-1947 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 book

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Biographical history

French Egyptologist. Born, Versailles 1865. Died, Zamalek 1943. Trained by his father Paul F., a Classicist and Director of the French School in Athens. Then studied at the École des Hautes Études. Appointed Inspector of Antiquities of Lower Egypt, 1892-4. Professor of Ancient History, University of Bordeaux, 1897. Professor of History of Religions, Aix-en-Provence, 1903. D.Ph., 1910. Director of IFAO, 1915-28. Published many important articles on the history of religion.

Archival history

Formerly in the possession of his daughter, Mme. Farida Galassi.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by Dr R. J. Demarée, in 2008.

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Scope and content

Visitor's book of the G. Foucart family, Cairo, for 1925 to 1948.

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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
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

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No problems.

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Existence and location of originals

This is the original.

Existence and location of copies

Photocopy in the possession of Dr. R. J. Demarée, in 2008.

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Publication note

-Published online on the Griffith Institute website: The visitor’s book of the Georges Foucart family, Cairo 1925-1948 (;

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