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Richard Bruce Parkinson Collection

  • Parkinson, R. B. MSS
  • Coleção
  • 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
  • Coleção
  • 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
  • Coleção
  • 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

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Philae

Restored section of the temple of Isis at Philae:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on recto, bottom right corner] 'restauration de Philae'. (pencil note)
  • [on mount, verso] 'ILE DE PHILÆ'. (ink note)
  • 8.7 by 8 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Kom Ombo

View of the remains of the Great Temple at Kom Ombo:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on recto, bottom right corner] 'Koum ombos'. (ink note)
  • [on mount, verso] 'KOUM-OMBOS'. (ink note)
  • 29.3 by 13.4 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Philae

View of the eastern side of temple of Isis at Philae, including the Kiosk of Trajan:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on mount, verso] 'ILE DE PHILÆ, Côté Est'. (ink note)
  • 22.6 by 15.3 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Philae

View of the hypostyle area of the temple of Isis at Philae:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on mount, verso] 'ILE DE PHILÆ, Grand Temple [ ] Philae Entree'. (ink note)
  • 27.3 by 19.3 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Aswan

View of the Nile and nearby buildings at Aswan:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on recto, bottom right corner] 'ASSOUAN 5 [ ]'. (ink note)
  • [on mount, bottom edge] 'Vue d'Assouan (Moyenne Egypte.)'. (pencil note)
  • 17.7 by 12.5 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Nubia

View of the Nile at Nubia:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on mount, bottom edge] 'Vue du Nil'. (pencil note)
  • [on mount, verso] 'Assouan et Environs, Egypte'. (ink note)
  • 17.7 by 12.5 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Thebes

Barque with a naos shrine in the centre, and possibly a barque sphinx at the bow. Possibly from a tomb scene:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on recto, top left corner] 'Thebes'. (pencil note)
  • 18 by 7.7 cm

John Frederick Dewey Collection

  • Dewey MSS
  • Coleção
  • c. 1980s - 2000s

C. 10,500 colour slides (35mm) mostly of Egypt (temples, tombs and other ancient monuments), but also of different countries in the Middle East (Syria, Persia, Turkey, etc.) as well as the Far East. They are cross-referenced with an extensive card index and cover a period from the early 1980s until the early 2000s. They consist of images from virtually every site in the Egyptian Delta region and the Nile Valley.

Dewey, John Frederick

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Thebes

Barque with three men standing inside and wedjat eyes painted on the exterior, possibly from a tomb scene:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on recto, top left corner] 'Thebes'. (pencil note)
  • 18 by 6.3 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Beni Hasan

Boats from Beni Hasan tomb relief scenes. On the upper half is a boat with several rowers and men at the bow steering, followed by another boat with a larger standing figure at the bow; the second boat on the right within the fourth register at (6) of the tomb of Khnumhotep (Tomb 3, Beni Hasan). The lower left side sketch shows the stern of a boat found on the left within the fifth register at (12) of the tomb of Amenemhat (Tomb 2, Beni Hasan), the lower right side sketch is a detailed boat from the right side within the sixth register at (15) also of the tomb of Amenemhat (Tomb 2, Beni Hasan):

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on recto, top right] 'grand prêtre'. (pencil note)
  • [on recto, centre] 'culottes et robes blanches (probablement des pretres)', 'barque du defunt'. (pencil notes)
  • [on recto, bottom left] 'il y a parfois 2 gouvernails', 'corps mort'. (pencil notes)
  • [on recto, bottom right] 'cette surface listé en jaune ressemble à une bandiere (drapeau) ou rideau pr cacher les femmes lorsqu'elles ont besoin d'etre seule'. (pencil note)
  • [on recto, bottom right corner] 'BENI HASSAN'. (pencil note)
  • 21.6 by 15.7 cm

Hector Horeau Watercolour - Beni Hasan

Boat with rows of men with oars, middle boat from a larger relief scene on the fifth register at (12) of the tomb of Amenemhat (Tomb 2, Beni Hasan). On the upper corners of the watercolour are small separate sketches of the details of shields on the cabin from the boat at the right side:

  • watercolour
  • mounted
  • [on recto, top] 'la reine dans la barque avec 1 ou 2 femmes' and 'qu'est ce que cela? ne serait ce pas une [ ] pour [ ] du maitre de la barque qui est assis au dessous? ou pr [ ] la voile?'. (pencil note)
  • [on recto, bottom edge] 'chaque marin a un petit cotte ou tablier blanc dans certaines barques on voit quelquefois les marins assis les extremités de la barque sont blanches'. (pencil note)
  • [on recto, bottom right corner] 'BENI HASSAN'. (pencil note)
  • 21.6 by 17.1 cm
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