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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

Howard Carter Collection

  • Carter MSS
  • Collection
  • 1899-1939

Notebooks, notes, maps, drawings, newspaper cuttings, watercolours, and a silver inkwell. Made during Carter's career between 1899-1939. (This is material other than that directly connected with the tomb of Tutankhamun.)

Carter, Howard

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

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

Amice Mary Calverley Collection

  • Calverley MSS
  • Collection
  • c. late 1920s-early 1950s

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

Calverley, Amice Mary

James William Wild Collection

  • Wild MSS
  • Collection
  • 1842-mid 1840s

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

Wild, James William

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

Jaroslav Černý Collection

  • Černý MSS
  • Collection
  • 1918-1988

Notebooks, notes, card indexes, copies of inscriptions, a corpus of transcribed hieratic ostraca and papyri, photographs, correspondence, and personal items.

  • Series 1 to 4, 6, 7 contain photographs, copies, transcriptions and translations of Egyptian texts, and photographs of objects and sites.
  • Series 5 contains articles and lectures, some unpublished.
  • Series 5 and 10 contain notes on Egyptian history.
  • Series 8, 14, 22, 24, 26 contain notes and indexes on lexicography and grammar and card indexes for a late Egyptian and general hieroglyphic dictionary.
  • Series 17 contains notebooks with transcriptions of texts from ostraca, graffiti, papyri and other monuments. There is a card index of ostraca with references to notebooks in series 28.
  • Series 18 and 23 contain Coptic notes and a card index for Coptic grammar.
  • Series 25 contains data on Egyptian personal names.
  • Series 33 is an etymological card index.

Černý, Jaroslav

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards Collection

  • Edwards A.A.B. MSS
  • Collection
  • 1856-1891
  • 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

Charles Gordon Jelf Collection

  • Jelf MSS
  • Collection
  • 1909-1910
  1. Notebook containing notes on work in Theban tombs, financed by Sir Robert Mond, 1909-1910.
  2. Printout of the booklet "Charles Gordon Jelf. Born June 8, 1886. Killed in Action October 13, 1915" (printed for private circulation, 1915); from Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford copy [http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=oxfaleph013761443&context=L&vid=SOLO&search_scope=LSCOP_OX&tab=local&lang=en_US].

Jelf, Charles Gordon

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 <i>The Cultures of Prehistoric Egypt</i> 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 <i>Naqada and Ballas</i> (London, 1896). The card index was created by Elise J. Baumgartel as the basis for her <i>Petrie’s Naqada Excavation. A Supplement</i> (London, 1970); subsequently maintained and updated by Joan Crowfoot Payne, ‘Appendix to Naqada Excavations Supplement’, <i>JEA</i> 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

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 molds and casts for plaque depicting scene from lid of box from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c. 1979) - the plaque is being sold in the British Museum shop since late 1990s (copyright issued in the late 1990s for a while, then reissued c. 2010).
6) Model, plaster and resin molds and casts for the mask of Tutankhamun (1978).
7) Models, plaster and resin molds 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

Wildrid Joseph Dilley Collection

  • Dilley MSS
  • Collection
  • 1910-1923

1) Photograph album titled ‘Abusir. Summer 1923’, also including other older photographs (1918 to 1923).
2) Photograph album of family portraits [non egyptological].
3) Copy of the Arabic publication Arab Architecture in Egypt: The Principal Structural Characteristics of the Style Classified; by Wilfrid Joseph Dilley (...); with plates prepared by F. Chatterton (...); translated by Mahmoud Ahmed (...); Cairo: National Printing Press, 1923; including 2 manuscript English translations of Arabic title page [non egyptological] [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/869282469].
4) Additional folder with photographs, 2 postcards and a small group of family papers.

Dilley, Wilfrid Joseph

William Arnold Stewart Collection

  • Stewart MSS
  • Collection
  • 1927 to mid 1940s

Journal, photographs, typescript, and various notes connected with Stewart's work on the reconstruction of some of the furniture of Queen Hetepheres for the Harvard-Boston Expedition.
Xerox of a typescript titled 'Creative Work in Palestine. Technical and Crafts Education 1918-1946'.

Stewart, William Arnold

John Wintour Baldwin Barns Collection

  • Barns MSS
  • Collection
  • c.1960-1974

Notebooks, notes, copies of texts, photographs, lecture notes, drafts of articles, and facsimiles.

Barns, (Revd) John Wintour Baldwin

Robert Thomas Rundle Clark Collection

  • Clark MSS
  • Collection
  • late 1920s-1970

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

Clark, Robert Thomas Rundle

Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards Collection

  • Edwards I.E.S. MSS
  • Collection
  • 1938-1996

Notes, notebooks, photographs, negatives, proofs, transparencies, xeroxes, and correspondence.

Edwards, Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen

Warren Royal Dawson Collection

  • Dawson MSS
  • Collection
  • 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

Archibald Henry Sayce Collection

  • Sayce MSS
  • Collection
  • 1872-early 1930s

Notes, photographs, squeezes, correspondence, and offprints. Contain, amongst others, references to Assyriological, Greek, Cypriot, and Egyptological material. Includes notes made by Petrie which were with Sayce at the time of his death.

Sayce, (Revd) Archibald Henry

Bernhard Grdseloff Collection

  • Grdseloff MSS
  • Collection
  • c.1937-1950

Photographs of objects in museums and of sites, material collected for projected articles, notebooks, notes and articles on hieratic ostraca, and notes on Coptic grammar.

Grdseloff, Bernhard

Alexander Scharff Collection

  • Scharff MSS
  • Collection
  • 1935

Typescript in 7 folders of a complete synopsis of Theban tomb scenes, also three letters.

Scharff, Alexander

Minnie Burton Diary

  • M. Burton MSS
  • Collection
  • 1922-1926

Diary kept from 4 May 1922 to 20 October 1926 by the wife of the British archaeologist and photographer Harry Burton (1879-1940). The diary contains detailed daily entries recording social engagements and memorable events, including the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter’s team, of which her husband was a member. The diary details her life and travels with her husband at home in Florence, their stays in Egypt (especially Luxor, but also Cairo), the trip they made across the US and to Hollywood in 1924, and various holidays in Europe (London, Salzburg, St. Moritz, etc.), as well as trips to friends in Italy. Lined account book, 400 pages, 8vo (179 x 110 x 28 mm).

Burton, Minnie Catherine

Robert Hay Collection

  • Hay MSS
  • Collection
  • 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

Douglas Newbold Collection

  • Newbold MSS
  • Collection

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

The Graffiti Archive Roger O. De Keersmaecker

  • De Keersmaecker MSS
  • Collection
  • 1965-2019

A corpus of traveller’s graffiti from sites and monuments in Egypt, comprising transcriptions and photographs of graffiti that have been collated and published by Roger De Keersmaecker between 1965 and 2019.

De Keersmaecker, Roger O.

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