- 1832-1833 and 1860-1861 (Creation)
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British traveller, antiquary and amateur artist. Born, 1802. Died, Rome 1863. Visited Egypt in 1832-3 and 1860-1. Worked with Robert Hay at Qurna. Secretary and Treasurer of the White Nile Association, 1839. Published Travels in Ethiopia above the Second Cataract of the Nile (1835), Visit to the Great Oasis of the Libyan Desert (1837), and A Winter in Upper and Lower Egypt (1863).
Acquired by Sir Alan Gardiner.
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The estate of Sir Alan H. Gardiner, 1964.
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3 albums containing watercolours and sketches.
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Kept as received.
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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.
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These are originals.
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- Some of the drawings and paintings reproduced in the publications listed above in 'Biographical history'.
- Published online on the Griffith Institute website: 'The watercolours and drawings by George Alexander Hoskins in the Archive of the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford' (http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/4hoskins_opening_page.html).
- Image: George Alexander Hoskins, caricature by John Paget, c. 1842, inscribed "Hoskins having recovered his portmanteau enjoys a placid state of mind & resolves never to part from it again". Copyright Peggy Joy Egyptology Library, Michigan, USA.
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