Item Griffith MSS 5.8 - Notice by Ernest Breton on François-Chrétien Gau

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Griffith MSS 5.8


Notice by Ernest Breton on François-Chrétien Gau


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One page and one postcard in glassine envelope containing Griffith MSS 5.6-8

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Egyptological bibliographer; she was born in London, 9 April 1852, daughter of Frederick William P., architect and Sarah Moyle; her tastes were literary and she was acquainted with Dickens, Carlyle, and the Brownings; she was also interested in psychical research; she studied Egyptology under Griffith and under Sethe at Gottingen, after which she spent many years in amassing the material for the Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings, the first volume of which, dealing with the Theban Necropolis, appeared in 1927; this was produced with the collaboration of Rosalind Moss, who produced many subsequent volumes; her MSS are in the Griffith Institute; she died in Oxford, 17 Jan. 1941.

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Notice by Ernest Breton in Nouvelle Biographie Générale on the life of François-Chrétien Gau (1790-1853), copied by Miss Porter.
The group includes a postcard from Griffith to Miss Porter.

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