H. Burton MSS
- 1922-1933 (Production)
Niveau de description
Étendue matérielle et support
4 filing cabinet drawers and 2 sets of pigeon-holes
Zone du contexte
Nom du producteur
British archaeologist and photographer. Born, Stamford 1879. Died, Asyut 1940. Began his photographic career in Florence with the art historian R. Cust. He was then engaged as a excavator at Thebes by Theodore Davis between 1910-14. Then from 1914 onwards he worked for the rest of his career as a photographer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. His task was to record many of the royal and private tombs at Thebes. Between 1922 and 1933 he was lent by the Metropolitan Museum to Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter to make a photographic record during the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Part of the Carter bequest to his niece Miss Phyllis Walker in 1939.
Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert
Miss Walker donated the Carter MSS in several groups in 1945, 1946, 1959, and 1972. Exchange of photographs in 1951 with Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, to complete gaps in both sets.
Zone du contenu et de la structure
Portée et contenu
Photographic records made during the excavation of the Tomb of Tutankhamun, consisting of approximately 1400 black and white glass negatives. 10 albums of original prints made from these negatives for Carter, and original prints made for and kept with the object card index for the excavation.
Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation
Mode de classement
Kept as received.
Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions de reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Langue des documents
Écriture des documents
Notes sur la langue et l'écriture
Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques
Instruments de recherche
Zone des sources complémentaires
Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux
Griffith Institute, Oxford (TAA i.5.1-2024, i-xcvi), and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Existence et lieu de conservation des copies
2 sets of modern negatives made from the originals (TAA iii.4-5), 2 sets of modern prints ( TAA iii.6-7), scans made from negatives (TAA iii.17), all in Griffith Institute.