Showing 4092 results

Archival description
With digital objects
Print preview View:

Winifred Mabel Brunton Collection

  • W.M. Brunton MSS
  • Collection
  • c. 1910s

Watercolour showing the initial stages of one of Howard Carter's excavations.

Brunton, Winifred Mabel

Guy Brunton Collection

  • G. Brunton MSS
  • Collection
  • 1937-1948, card index 1958

Drawings (by Winifred M. Brunton), letters, and working notes for a publication on button seals.
Negatives taken during the Matmar excavations in 1928-30.
Card index created 1958.

Brunton, Guy

Volume X

Print and bound publication:

  • De Keersmaecker, Roger O. (2011), Travellers' graffiti from Egypt and the Sudan X: the temple of Kalabsha, the temple of Beit el-Wali. Mortsel (Antwerpen): Graffito-Graffiti (OEB 169306).
  • Great Temple of Mandulis (Kalabsha) [see TopBib vii.10-21] and Rock Temple of Beit el-Wali [see TopBib vii.21-27].
  • Most of the graffiti date to the nineteenth century.
  • It includes: author's personal stamp with address details on cover page; an attached page between p. 37-38 with two pictures of the Catholic cemetery on Mount Zion in Jerusalem on the recto and a picture of Cornelius Bradford's grave inscription on the verso (omitted from the PDF); and an attached page at the end with the author's biographical information (omitted from the PDF).

Alan Henderson Gardiner Collection

  • Gardiner MSS
  • Collection
  • c. 1900-1963

Notebooks, notes, card indexes of the Pyramid Texts and Late Egyptian, copies of inscriptions, corpus of transcribed hieratic ostraca and papyri, photographs, drawings, correspondence, copies of his own publications, and portraits.

Gardiner, (Sir) Alan Henderson

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.

Walter Ewing Crum Collection

  • Crum MSS
  • Collection
  • c.1890-1944

Card indexes used in compilation of the <i>Coptic Dictionary</i>, photographs, photostats, notebooks, notes, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, negatives, and casts.

Crum, Walter Ewing

Arthur Ferdinand Rowley Platt Collection

  • Platt MSS
  • Collection
  • 1896

Ferdinand (Ferdy) Platt's correspondence relates to two excursions to Egypt, in 1896 and 1907-1908.

  • First group: eighteen letters and postcards, sent during Platt's first independent visit to Egypt in early 1896, when he initially travelled with a friend. Dating between 26 January and 19 April, the letters are addressed to Platt's mother and brother Erny. They record meeting Flinders Petrie and other notables.
  • Second group: thirty-one letters sent during Platt's second trip to Egypt in 1907-1908, when he accompanied the eighth Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, their relations Lord and Lady Gosford with their daughter Lady Theo, Sir Charles Cradock-Hartopp. Dating between 4 November 1907 and 8 February 1908, they are addressed to Platt's wife, Mabel (May). They record Platt's encounters with Winston Churchill, Alan Gardiner, James Quibell, George Reisner, Archibald Sayce and Arthur Weigall, among others. The letters also mention a meeting with Howard Carter when the latter was still earning a living as an artist, producing paintings for tourists; the letters provide important insights into Carter's life just before he began his partnership with Lord Carnarvon.

Arthur Ferdinand Rowley Platt

Tutankhamun Archive

  • TAA
  • Collection
  • 1922-2014

Notebooks, negatives, photographs, maps, and drawings made during the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun. For other material, refer to the catalogue.

Carter, Howard

Diana Magee Collection

  • Magee MSS
  • Collection
  • c. 1980s - 2010s

Complete papers (see catalogue for more details).

Magee, Diana Norma Elizabeth

George Lloyd Album

  • Lloyd MSS
  • Collection
  • 1842-1843

Album of watercolours, drawings, and tracings of Egypt produced close to the end of Lloyd's life. It is a folio volume (33 x 44 cm, pages 32.7 x 43 cm), containing 135 watercolours and drawings (74 of which are full-page and 1 folding) and 10 tracings (8 folding). They are all mounted and most are captioned either on the image itself or on the mount. Captions on the mount seem to have been added when the album was put together after Lloyd's death. The album also contains a loose watercolour, a loose drawing and a loose lithographed portrait of George Lloyd by Prisse d'Avennes, who published it in his Oriental Album: Characters, Costumes and Modes of Life in the Valley of the Nile (1848). One of the drawings in the album is a pencil portrait of Lloyd sketched by Prince A. Soltykoff.

Lloyd, George

Jenny Lane Collection

  • J. Lane MSS
  • Collection
  • c. 1876-1887
  • J. Lane MSS 1-3: Journals of Jenny Lane, lady's maid to Lucy Renshaw, travelling companion of Amelia A. B. Edwards, describing in detail their various trips including the 1873-1874 journey through France and Italy, crossing from Brindisi to Alexandria on the Simla, thence up the Nile to Dendara, Karnak, Luxor, Aswan, Philae and Abu Simbel, and the return journey via Port Said, through Lebanon to Damascus, Baalbek and Beirut, Constantinople, Athens, and the Rhine. They contain vivid descriptions of the landscape, weather and peoples, and anecdotes and observations of fellow travellers and places visited. They cover the period from 4 September 1873 to 6 March 1876. 286 pages in three volumes, calf, worn, 8vo.
  • J. Lane MSS 4: Photograph album put together following Miss Lane's two trips to Egypt and the Near East between 1873 and 1876.
  • J. Lane MSS 5: Collection of antiquities and miscellanea collected by Miss Lane during her trips.
  • J. Lane MSS 6: Three framed portraits (Jane Collins, née Jane Lane, George Collins [first husband], and George Lane [father]).
  • J. Lane MSS 7: Photocopy of marriage certificate for George Collins and Jane Lane (20 October 1879).
  • J. Lane MSS 8: Related documentation (three letters to the Martin family and two papers) by Brenda Moon.

Lane, Jenny

Joseph Bonomi Collection

  • Bonomi MSS
  • Collection
  • c. 1824-1870s

1) Bonomi drawings and paintings: 52 handmade ‘portfolios’ containing pencil and pastel drawings, watercolours, tracings and commercial prints, almost certainly arranged by Bonomi, some later rearrangement was done by Bonomi's descendants [Bonomi MSS 1-52].
2) Typescript of diary: carbon-copy(?) typescript of extracts from Joseph Bonomi’s diary, entries for periods in Egypt dating between 25th March 1829 to 26th May 1834 [Bonomi MSS 53].

Bonomi, Joseph

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

Sunrise at Giza

View of the sunrise (or sunset) at the Giza pyramid field:

  • monochrome watercolour
  • mounted
  • 17.7 x 9.9 cm
  • no annotations

Object cards: compiled by Howard Carter and others

Tutankhamun object cards with accompanying photographs, notes (some group notes listed below) and letters, compiled by Howard Carter and other members of the excavation team [TAA i.1.1-620]

  • Most cards are manuscript records, as well as many original typescript records
  • Many cards are illustrated with drawings of objects, or details of objects, by Howard Carter and A. C. Mace

    The object cards record:

    • Object number, main description of the object, location in the tomb, measurements, description of the object - Howard Carter and A. C. Mace (1922-1925)
    • Hieroglyphic inscriptions, transcriptions and translations - Mostly Alan H. Gardiner and P. E. Newberry, but some inscriptions are transcribed by Carter
    • Conservation records - Alfred Lucas and A. C. Mace (1922-1925)
    • Botanical and textile notes - P. E. Newberry
    • Photographic documentation - Harry Burton

    Other groups of notes filed with the object cards include:

    • Notes on the [ancient] robberies, by Howard Carter, Alfred Lucas and Lord Carnarvon
    • Notes on various aspects of the Annexe by Howard Carter (1-4, 10-43, 47-64), Alfred Lucas (5-9, 44-6) and A. H. Gardiner (41)
    • Notes and memoranda on various aspects of the tomb by Alfred Lucas
    • Notes on the contents of baskets by Howard Carter
    • Note on a wooden docket by A. H. Gardiner
    • Two letters from Howard Carter to A. H. Gardiner

Hector Horeau Collection

  • Horeau MSS
  • Collection
  • 1838

Two portfolios with 45 loose sheets of mounted drawings and watercolours.

Horeau, Hector

Richard Bruce Parkinson Collection

  • Parkinson, R. B. MSS
  • Collection
  • 1989-2020

1) Unfinished manuscript of 'The Life of Sinuhe: A Reader's Commentary on the Middle Kingdom Version(s)' (September 2020) (print out and relevant Word documents and PDFs). Updated version August 2022 (Word documents and PDFs).
2) Drawings of reconstructions of the Theban tomb-chapel of Nebamun, now in the British Museum in London, including sketches, tracings and a measured perspective acrylic (1997).
3) Correspondence: Letter from Esmé Little (née Peet; niece of T. E. Peet) to Richard B. Parkinson dated 30 January 1989.
4) 35mm Kodachrome slides mainly from Nile cruises with Bales Worldwide and British Museum Traveller (c. 2000–2006) [1 oversize box].

See also H. Parkinson MSS 9-10.

Parkinson, Richard Bruce

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).
9) Copy of Simplified Hieroglyphs arranged according to Gardiner's Signlist. Drawn in both left and right directions together with samples of cursive hieroglyphs and hieratic signs. Hieratic versions are drawn from Möller Hieratische Paläographie Vol. I (6th to 13th dynasties), of which 'Sinuhe' provides the majority of the examples, by R. B. & H. Parkinson (1988-1989).
10) Original measured perspective drawing of the White Chapel at Karnak, by H. & R. B. Parkinson (c. 1989-1990).

Parkinson, Harold

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards Collection

  • Edwards A.A.B. MSS
  • Collection
  • 1856-1892
  • Album of drawings and watercolours made during Amelia Edwards's visit to the Dolomites.
  • Album of drawings and watercolours made during her visit to Egypt in 1873-4.
  • Album with 26 pencil sketches and one watercolour titled 'Small Egyptian Scraps, 1874', made during same visit to Egypt.
  • Album, notebook, packet containing an assortment of drawings, letters, and notes, another packet contains copies of deeds and accounts issued following her death.
  • Two watercolours of the temples on Philae island, assumed to have been painted by A. Edwards.
  • First edition of Amelia B. Edwards, Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers (1891); Kate Griffith's (née Bradbury) copy, with handwritten dedication to ‘My Katie - Novr. 1891 - A.B.E’.

Edwards, Amelia Ann Blanford

Hector Horeau Drawing - Philae

Detail of a column capital from the Hathor temple at Philae, including faint notes of measurements:

  • ink drawing
  • mounted
  • [on mount, verso] 'Chapiteaux restaurés Temple de Vénus Athor'. (ink note)
  • 26.5 by 24.9 cm

Hector Horeau Drawing - Philae

Detail of a column capital from the Hathor temple at Philae, including faint notes of measurements:

  • ink drawing
  • mounted
  • [on mount, verso] 'Chapiteaux restaurés Temple de Vénus Athor'. (ink note)
  • 26.7 by 25.2 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Philae

Details of six columns from the Hathor temple at Philae, with faint details of the Hathor face and intricate painted details of the capitals. In between the columns on the right side of the paper is a faint pencil sketch of a column structure:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on recto, centre] 'CHAPITEAUX du TEMPLE d'HATOR PHÏÆ 1er au Nord, 2e, 4e, 3e, 5e, 6e au Sud'. (pencil note)
  • [on mount, verso] 'CHAPITEAUX. TEMPLE D'ATHOR Ile de Philae'. (ink note)
  • 35.9 by 45.6 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Saqqara

View of Saqqara with the pyramids visible in the distance:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on recto, bottom left corner] 'Zaqqarah'. (ink note)
  • [on mount, bottom edge] 'Vue des Pyramides de Zaqqarah'. (pencil note)
  • [on mount, verso] '4. Pyramides de Zaqqarah'. (ink note)
  • 17.3 by 12.4 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Giza

An idealised view of Giza, with the Sphinx, valley temple, and the Great Pyramid visible in the distance:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on mount, bottom edge] 'Monument à élever sur la grande pyramide'. (pencil note)
  • [on mount, verso] '3. Monument à élever sur la grande pyramide'. (ink note)
  • 17.5 by 12.4 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Giza

View of the Great pyramid at Giza:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on mount, bottom edge] 'La Grande Pyramide'. (pencil note)
  • [on mount, verso] '2. Pyramides de Gyzeh'. (ink note)
  • 17.6 by 12.5 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Giza

View of the pyramids at Giza and the Nile:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on mount, bottom edge] 'Vue des pyramides de Gyzeh'. (pencil note)
  • [on mount, verso] '1. Pyramides de Gyzeh'. (ink note)
  • 17.4 by 12.4 cm
Results 1 to 30 of 4092