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Elise Jenny Baumgartel Collection

  • Baumgartel MSS
  • Collection
  • c.1960-1975

1) Two typescripts with pages from the published edition, and handwritten notes and editing marks, together with a small box of glass negatives of plates marked 'Plates for Part 2'. Both titled ''Egypt's Beginnings', being the third edition of The Cultures of Prehistoric Egypt by Elise J. Baumgartel.' Also notes on the manuscript by Barry Kemp, dated 1975.
2) Collected notes and photographs relating to Predynastic material in The Brooklyn Museum. Two reports: one a copy of 'Report of Henry de Morgan on his researches in the Nile Valley between Esneh and Gebel-Silsilèh, during the winter of 1907-1908'; the other, no title or date, addressed 'To A. Augustus Healy, Esq., President of the Brooklyn of Arts & Sciences' [sic].
3) Seven card index boxes:
a) Naqada and Ballas Site Index [4 boxes]: Identified contents of grave groups from numbered tombs in Predynastic cemetery at Naqada, also Naqada town site, and Ballas (excav. Petrie, 1895), with current museum location; arranged by tomb number and cross referenced to Naqada and Ballas (London, 1896). The card index was created by Elise J. Baumgartel as the basis for her Petrie's Naqada Excavation. A Supplement (London, 1970); subsequently maintained and updated by Joan Crowfoot Payne, ‘Appendix to Naqada Excavations Supplement’, JEA 73 (1987), 181-9.
b) Petrie’s Naqada Site Records [2 boxes] (sketches of numbered graves showing disposition of bodies and grave goods): photocopies of the entries in site notebooks, filed by tomb number.
c) Petrie’s Ballas Site Records [1 box] (sketches of numbered graves showing disposition of bodies and grave goods): photocopies of the entries in site notebooks, filed by tomb number.

Baumgartel, Elise Jenny

Howard Carter Collection

  • Carter MSS
  • Collection
  • 1899-1939

Notebooks, loose notes, maps, plans, drawings, newspaper cuttings, watercolours, and a silver desk-set. The documentation was created during Carter's career between 1899-1939. This material excludes material connected with the tomb of Tutankhamun, see the Tutankhamun Archive.

Carter, Howard

Notebook Černý MSS 17.130

Various New Kingdom texts:

  • monuments from Uppsala, Victoriamuseet för Egyptiska fornsaker
  • hieratic text in Tura quarries
  • a group of records created from older notes including objects seen with dealers in Berlin, Akhmim and Cairo
  • copied from publications
  • copied from A. H. Gardiner's notes
  • note with a query concerning a graffito from Thebes

Myrtle Florence Broome Collection

  • Broome MSS
  • Collection
  • 1927-1937

415 items of correspondence written by Miss Broome to her parents whilst working at Abydos between 1927 and 1937.

Fifteen items are groups of two letters (16, 35, 51, 55, 97, 111, 154, 198, 227, 268, 306, 319, 325, 363, 408, and 414, not all of them by Miss Broome), four of which are actually cards/postcards (16A, 306A, and 414A-B); item 156 is a group of three letters [= 429 letters and 4 cards/postcards in total].

A few letters include drawings/maps; seven letters include photographs (111, 123, 273-276, and 279); letter 337 includes a newspaper cutting; many of the letters include the original envelopes in which they were sent; some other letters mention the enclosure of additional items which are now lost.

Broome, Myrtle Florence

Harold Parkinson Collection

  • Parkinson, H. MSS
  • Collection
  • 1930-1994

1) Original measured perspective drawing of the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings (1978) [corrected version].
2) Drawings of Eighteenth Dynasty tombs (incomplete original set and complete sets of photocopies/prints) (1980s).
3) Prints of the measured perspective drawing of the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings (1978) [version with error].
4) Drawings of reconstructions of Egyptian boats (1993-4).
5) Models, plaster and resin moulds and casts for plaque depicting a scene from the lid of box from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c. 1979) - the plaque has been sold in the British Museum shop since the late 1990s (copyright issued in the late 1990s for a while, then reissued c. 2010).
6) Model, plaster and resin moulds and casts for the mask of Tutankhamun (1978).
7) Models, plaster and resin moulds and casts for small figurines (2 seated Isis suckling Horus, Bes amulet and scarab, 1970s).
8) Album of newspaper cuttings titled "Illustrations", mostly from the Illustrated London News, bound in illustrated binding by Harold Parkinson (c. 1930).

Parkinson, Harold

Third copy of My Working Years by Sir Alan Gardiner (1962)

Third copy of My Working Years by Sir Alan Gardiner (1962).

With an unsigned dedication on the front matter by Mr Rolf Gardiner:

"For the Library of the Griffiths[sic] Institute
on the occasion of a Memorial Dinner
held, by invitation of the Provost, at the
Queen's College, Oxford, in commemoration of
Sir Alan Gardiner
on Saturday 23 May 1964

Followed by the signatures of the attendees.

With an enclosure at the back containing the souvenir booklet printed by Oxford University Press on the occasion of the Memorial Dinner (sections: "Menu", "Sir Alan Gardiner, Kt.", a portrait photograph, and "Sir Alan Gardiner's Publications"), and a loose calling card of Rolf Gardiner.

Drawings Egypt

Portfolio titled 'Drawings Egypt / JB'
Pencil note: '15' (by Bonomi)
Red pencil note at top right corner: encircled 'E' (reference to previous arrangement, almost certainly introduced by Dr Moss)
Pencil note: 'Various - mostly Thebes' (underlined) (almost certainly by Dr Moss)

Ink table of contents with some pencil notes on piece of paper partially glued to cover:

  • '1 Alphabet'
  • '2 Three pieces some women and a child from / a tomb at Thebes (underlined in pencil) / Pillar of a tomb at Sakkara / Name on Trail's block of Basalt'
  • '3 Name on a tablet Cairo / Name of the Faioum'
  • '4 Note'
  • '5 Hierogs invented by Birch'
  • '6 Hierogs found at Carthage'
  • '7 Name of places mentioned in the Bible / in and near Egypt'
  • '8 Hieroglys on the stem of a head rest / Walter Hawkins'
  • '9 Bull Great Court Medinet Haboo'
  • '10 Tracing of a soul being weighed Tomb Thebes'
  • '11 Beautiful outline Memnonion Zodiac Chart(?)'
  • 'Design restoration / restorations' (pencil additions above 11)

Pencil notes partially covered by piece of paper glued to cover: 'This is a / rubbing / from some / Hieroglyphics / found among / the ruins of / Carthage / Given to me in Egypt'

Pencil note on small piece of paper mounted on verso of cover: 'Ask Prisse where lives / the man who cuts paper / inscriptions'
Pencil note on small piece of paper mounted on verso of cover: 'Lahaf / Vermilion / House'.

Marble slab of the Amazon frieze of the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos, with three Greek warriors and two Amazons, one fallen and the other on horseback (London, British Museum, inv. 1847,0424.5, c. 350 BC)

Marble slab of the Amazon frieze of the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos, with three Greek warriors and two Amazons, one fallen and the other on horseback (London, British Museum, inv. 1847,0424.5, c. 350 BC):

  • ink tracing on light weight paper
  • loose
  • 31.9 x 18.0 cm
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