Collectie J. Lane MSS - Jenny Lane Collection

Journal 1 - first half Journal 1 - second half Journal 2 Journal 3
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Identificatie

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J. Lane MSS

Titel

Jenny Lane Collection

Datum(s)

  • c. 1876-1887 (Vervaardig)

Beschrijvingsniveau

Collectie

Omvang en medium

1 box, 1 oversize box, 4 parcels

Context

Naam van de archiefvormer

(1835-?)

Biografie

Eldest daughter of George Lane, a market gardener in Pulborough, Sussex. Lady's maid to Lucy Renshaw, travelling companion of Amelia A. B. Edwards. She married twice, firstly in 1879 to George Collins and then in 1885 to William Norton Western; this explains her married names Collins and Western in official records.

Geschiedenis van het archief

Previously in the hands of Jenny Lane's family (great-nephew Mr J. Martin of Broadstairs, and later his widow Mrs Patricia Martin).

Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging

  • J. Lane MSS 1-3: Bonhams, London. Travel and Exploration, Sale 25106, 6 February 2019, lot 115. Acquired by the Griffith Institute at auction (£8,125.00) thanks to grants from the Friends of the National Libraries (50%), the Friends of the Petrie Museum (25%) and a number of donations to the Griffith Institute Archive (25%).
  • J. Lane MSS 4-5: Mrs Patricia Martin in October 2019.
  • J. Lane MSS 6: Mrs Patricia Martin in February 2020.
  • J. Lane MSS 7-8: Mrs Patricia Martin in August 2020.

Inhoud en structuur

Bereik en inhoud

  • 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.

Waardering, vernietiging en slectie

Aanvullingen

Ordeningstelsel

Kept as received.

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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

Taal van het materiaal

  • Engels

Schrift van het materiaal

Taal en schrift aantekeningen

Fysieke eigenschappen en technische eisen

J. Lane MSS 1 accessioned with some loss at spine and some loose pages at the beginning; J. Lane MSS 2-3 are in good condition.

Toegangen

None.

Verwante materialen

Bestaan en verblifplaats van originelen

This is an original.

Bestaan en verblijfplaats van kopieën

Not known.

Related units of description

  • Several shabtis bought by Miss Lane and one painting cut from photograph album (not by Amelia A. B. Edwards) sold by family in early 2000s.
  • Two watercolours and one ink sketch by Amelia A. B. Edwards associated with photograph album now in private possession.

Notitie Publicaties

Excerpts from journals quoted in B. Moon, More Usefully Employed: Amelia B. Edwards, writer, traveler and campaigner for ancient Egypt (2006).

Full web publication of journals on this website.

Aantekeningen

Aantekening

Portrait = J. Lane MSS 6.1.

Aantekening

Cultural warning: Users of this material are warned that some records document observations of people and cultures using scientific research models and language from the late nineteenth century in ways that may be considered offensive today.

Aantekening

Web publication of journals:
• Coordination, editing and web presentation: Francisco Bosch-Puche, assisted by Elizabeth Fleming and Cat Warsi.
• Transcription: Susan Biddle, Elizabeth Fleming, Cyprian Fong, Hazel Gray, Hebatallah Ibrahim, William Joy, Jordan Miller, Jan Picton, Ivor Pridden, Anne-Claire Salmas, Manon Schutz and Cat Warsi.
• Scanning and image editing: Jenni Navratil.

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If you spot any mistakes or can improve on the transcription, please email us at griffith.institute@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

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