Collection Grdseloff MSS - Bernhard Grdseloff Collection

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Grdseloff MSS


Bernhard Grdseloff Collection


  • c.1937-1950 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4 boxes

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Egyptologist of Georgian nationality. Born, Egypt 1915. Died, Cairo 1950. Studied with K. Sethe in Berlin. Appointed Secretary of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo. Editorial Secretary of the Société des Études Juives en Égypte.

Archival history

Previously with Professor J. Černý.
Notebook MSS 4.9 remained in the possession of Mrs Černý and was latter given to Dr Jaromir Malek who presented it to the Griffith Institute in 2012.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Professor J. Černý.
Notebook MSS 4.9 presented by Dr Jaromir Malek in February 2012.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Photographs of objects in museums and of sites, material collected for projected articles, notebooks, notes and articles on hieratic ostraca, and notes on Coptic grammar.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Presumably most of material kept as received.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material

  • French
  • German

Script of material

Language and script notes

Mainly French, some German.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No problems.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

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Publication note

  • Publication details indicated in Grdseloff catalogue.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0317