Collection Griffith K. MSS. - Kate Griffith (née Bradbury) Collection

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Griffith K. MSS.


Kate Griffith (née Bradbury) Collection


  • 1854-1902 (Creation)

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3 boxes, 2 rolls

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Biographical history

British archaeologist; she was born at Ashton-under-Lyne, 26 Aug. 1854, daughter of Charles Timothy Bradbury, a wealthy businessman, and Elizabeth Ann Tomlins; she was a friend of Amelia Edwards, whom she accompanied to America in 1890; she assisted in the early work of the EEF, rendering great assistance and serving for many years on the committee; she married in 1896 F.L.I. Griffith; a settlement made by her father enabled her husband to devote the whole of his time to Egyptology and provided the basis of the endowment which he later bequeathed to the University of Oxford; she translated two of Wiedemann's books on Egyptian religion into English (1896-7) and took an active part in her husband's scientific works and publications; she died in Silverdale near Carnforth, Lancs, 2 March 1902.

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Two journals (trip undertaken with Amelia Edwards to America) and a box and two rolls of miscellanea.

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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

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  • English

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Griffith Institute Archive:

  • Edwards A. A. B. MSS: first edition of Amelia B. Edwards, Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers (1891); Kate Griffith's copy, with handwritten dedication to ‘Katie’.

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  • Shelf: 0919