Collectie Hincks MSS - Edward Hincks Collection


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Hincks MSS


Edward Hincks Collection


  • early 1830s-1866 (Vervaardig)



Omvang en medium

3 file boxes, 2 small boxes, and 2 hard bound notebooks


Naam van de archiefvormer



Irish Egyptologist, Assyriologist, and clergyman. Born, Cork 1792. Died, Killyleagh 1866. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied Hebrew. BA, 1812. Jnr. Fellow, 1813. MA, 1817. Ordained priest, 1817. BD, 1823. DD, 1829. Rector of Ardtrea, 1819-25. Rector of Killyleagh, 1825-66. Contributed considerably to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs and Babylonian cuneiform. Published many articles and books, including a Hebrew dictionary.

Geschiedenis van het archief

The correspondence and a small amount of other papers were in the possession of Hincks's family. Prof. F. Ll. Griffith purchased them in 1932 from Hincks's grandson, Mr E. F. Davidson. The hand copy of an article by Hincks made by W. R. Dawson was in the possession of Sir A. H. Gardiner. The casts and portrait painting came from Mr E. F. Davidson.

Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging

Correspondence and other various other papers, part of the bequest of Prof. F. Ll. Griffith. Hand copy of article, part of the bequest of Sir A. H. Gardiner. The casts presumably came directly from Mr E. F. Davidson. The portrait painting came from Mr E. F. Davidson in 1953.

Inhoud en structuur

Bereik en inhoud

  • Hincks MSS 1: Correspondence, and Warren Dawson's handwritten catalogue for the same ['Box A', 'Box B' and notebook]
  • Hincks MSS 2: Notes, unfinished lecture ['Box C']
  • Hincks MSS 3: A small number of plaster casts made from Egyptian and Assyrian objects [two small boxes]:
    • Egyptian funerary cones (Davies and Macadam, Nos 3 and 20)
    • Marriage scarab of Amenhotep III [Amenophis III] (perhaps Blankenberg van Delden A18)
  • Hincks MSS 4: A hand copy made by W. R. Dawson of Hincks, 'On Certain Egyptian Papyri in the British Museum', published in Transactions of the British Archaeological Association at its Second Annual Congress held at Winchester, August 1845 [one notebook]
  • Hincks MSS 5: Portrait painting (oil on canvas, 79 x 104 cm, 107.5 x 133 cm with frame) by Richard Hooke (1820-1908)

Waardering, vernietiging en slectie



Kept as received. Correspondence has been arranged in alphabetical order.

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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Taal van het materiaal

  • Engels
  • Frans
  • Duits
  • Latijn

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No problems.


List in 'Mrs Waley's lists' folder. Catalogue for correspondence and other papers by Warren R. Dawson.

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These are originals.

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  • The portrait painting used to hang on the stairs below the 2nd floor of the old Griffith Institute building and was later kept in storage at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, until November 2018.

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