Collection Hawker MSS - Edward James Hawker Collection

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Hawker MSS


Edward James Hawker Collection


  • 1850-1852 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

3 albums

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Born, Ripley, Surrey 1817. Died, 1892. Eldest son of Rear-Admiral Edward Hawker (1782-1860), of Ashford Lodge, near Petersfield, Hampshire. Adm. Pens. (aged 18) at Trinity College, Cambridge, 15th March 1836. BA, 1840. MA, 1845. Called to the Bar, 21st Nov. 1845. Married Marguerita, daughter of John Rennie. Travelled to Egypt and Nubia for health, 1850-2. Left graffiti with R. H. Borrowes at Semna and Kumma temples in January 1851.

Archival history

All three albums initially in the possession of Miss Florence Hawker, the daughter of E. J. Hawker. The small and medium albums were given by her sister Mrs Margaret Evans.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The small and medium albums were presented by Mrs Margaret Evans in 1939, in response to Mr E. T. Leeds letter in <i>The Times</i>. The large album was presented by Miss Florence Hawker later in 1939.

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Scope and content

Three albums containing drawings and watercolours.

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System of arrangement

Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

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  • English

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No problems.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

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Not known.

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Not published.

Publication note

  • Accession note, see 'Report of the Committee of Management of the Griffith Institute for the year 1939' in Ashmolean Museum Report 1939, p. 41 ("Hawker MSS. Three volumes of drawings of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria (including views of Armant temple now completely destroyed), by Edward James Hawker (1850-2). Presented by his daughters, Mrs G. M. Evans and Miss Hawker").

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  • Shelf: 0518A