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Henry Salt Collection

  • Salt MSS
  • Collectie
  • 1815-1825

1) Negatives and prints of drawings of Egypt by Henry Salt (1815-25), property of Lady Salt, Shillingstone House, Dorset.
2) Photocopies of a portfolio of coloured drawings of Egypt by Henry Salt at the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum, London.

Salt, Henry

Oliver Robert Gurney Collection

  • Gurney MSS
  • Collectie
  • 1940s-1990s

Correspondence and notes relating to the geography of the Hittite Empire, Babylonian music, decipherment, and various other topics.

Gurney, Oliver Robert

Howard Carter Collection

  • Carter MSS
  • Collectie
  • 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

Tutankhamun Archive

  • TAA
  • Collectie
  • 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

Harry Burton Negatives Collection = TAA i.5

  • H. Burton MSS
  • Collectie
  • 1922-1933

Photographic records made during the excavation of the Tomb of Tutankhamun, consisting of approximately 1400 black and white glass negatives. 10 albums of original prints made from these negatives for Carter, and original prints made for and kept with the object card index for the excavation.

Burton, Harry

Walter Bryan Emery Collection

  • Emery MSS
  • Collectie
  • Probably 1920s

Plans, tracings, and photographs made in TT 55, 92, and 97.

Emery, Walter Bryan

Richard Bruce Parkinson Collection

  • Parkinson, R. MSS
  • Collectie
  • 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.

Parkinson, Richard Bruce

John Williams Rubbings Collection

  • Wiliams MSS
  • Collectie
  • Between 1830-1840

4 albums containing rubbings mainly of objects in the British Museum, and also other museums and private collections including those in the J. Lee collection.

Williams, John

Kate Griffith (née Bradbury) Collection

  • Griffith K. MSS.
  • Collectie
  • 1854-1902

Two journals (trip undertaken with Amelia Edwards to America) and a box and two rolls of miscellanea.

Griffith, Kate

Christian Tutundjian de Vartavan Collection

  • Vartavan MSS
  • Collectie

Notes, reports and negatives and photographs of botanical specimens from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Correspondence.

Vartavan, Christian Tutundjian de

Lord Prudhoe Collection

  • Prudhoe MSS
  • Collectie
  • 1827-1829

Typescript of journals (1827-1829) and negatives of drawings, chiefly of Upper Nubia by Major Felix (1828).

Prudhoe, Lord

Metropolitan Museum of Art Photographs Collection

  • MMA MSS
  • Collectie
  • 1900s-1940s

Two incomplete sets of Series T photographs of private tombs at Thebes, in addition some negatives of the same. Incomplete set of photographs of royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Photographs of the tomb of Nefertari (QV 66). Incomplete set of photographs of the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari (Deir el-Bahri).

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

James Teackle Dennis Collection

  • Dennis MSS
  • Collectie
  • 1906-1907

Some 250 facsimile copies of graffiti and ostraca found by E. Naville at Deir el-Bahari (Deir el-Bahri), probably mostly in the Hathor-cow Chapel, in 1906-7.

Dennis, James Teackle

Amice Mary Calverley Collection

  • Calverley MSS
  • Collectie
  • c. late 1920s-late 1950s

Over one thousand colour slides (group III), several hundred black and white photographs (group II), and correspondence (group I).

Calverley, Amice Mary

Joseph Bonomi Collection

  • Bonomi MSS
  • Collectie
  • 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

Warren Royal Dawson Collection

  • Dawson MSS
  • Collectie
  • 1920-1937

Diary with brief retrospective entries dated 6th January 1920 to 13th January 1939.
Notebook containing Dawson's list of his own publications, 1903 to 1936.

Dawson, Warren Royal

John Gordon Ross Photographs Collection

  • Ross MSS
  • Collectie
  • 1960s-1990s

Slides, colour transparencies, 35 mm black & white and colour film negatives, variously sized black & white negatives, black & white and colour photographs, 19th Century photographs, antique and modern postcards, and project folders containing working notes, photocopies and correspondence.

Ross, John Gordon

Elise Jenny Baumgartel Collection

  • Baumgartel MSS
  • Collectie
  • 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

Douglas Newbold Collection

  • Newbold MSS
  • Collectie

Two volumes on the history and archaeology of the Beja tribes of the Eastern Sudan (MSS 1) and small group of detached papers / personal file (MSS 2).

Newbold, (Sir) Douglas

Myrtle Florence Broome Collection

  • Broome MSS
  • Collectie
  • 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

Robert Thomas Rundle Clark Collection

  • Clark MSS
  • Collectie
  • late 1920s-1970

Notes, notebooks, some correspondence, annotated offprints, lantern slides, and a small number of photographs and negatives.

Clark, Robert Thomas Rundle

Robert Hay Collection

  • Hay MSS
  • Collectie
  • 1824-1834

Typescript copy of Hay's journal from 24th November 1824 to 27th October 1827, photographs of drawings made by Hay in the tomb of Neferhotp (TT49) (Griffith Institute photos. 3070-7), 13 mounted photographs made from Hay's drawings of el-Kâb, Philae, and Amada, and microfilm roll with copies of the Hay MSS once in the British Museum and now in the British Library.

Hay, Robert

Harold Parkinson Collection

  • Parkinson, H. MSS
  • Collectie
  • 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

Somers Clarke Collection

  • Clarke MSS
  • Collectie
  • 1880s-1926

Notebooks, notes, maps, plans, drawings, photographs, and correspondence. There is a small amount of material amongst these papers relating to Westminster Abbey (correspondence).

Clarke, Somers

Alan Henderson Gardiner Collection

  • Gardiner MSS
  • Collectie
  • 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

James William Wild Collection

  • Wild MSS
  • Collectie
  • 1842-mid 1840s

Two portfolios containing drawings and plans, and three illustrated notebooks.

Wild, James William

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