Collection H. Burton MSS - Harry Burton Negatives Collection

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H. Burton MSS

Titre

Harry Burton Negatives Collection

Date(s)

  • 1922-1933 (Production)

Niveau de description

Collection

Étendue matérielle et support

4 filing cabinet drawers and 2 sets of pigeon-holes

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(1879-1940)

Notice biographique

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.

Histoire archivistique

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

Accroissements

Mode de classement

Kept as received.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions de reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

No problems.

Instruments de recherche

Catalogue.

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.

Unités de description associées

Griffith Institute Archive:
-Griffith Institute reference set of photographs taken by Burton in royal and private tombs at Thebes. Copyright, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Localisation physique

  • Boîte: 0107, 0114, 1405-1408