Collection Leek MSS - Frank Filce Leek Collection

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Leek MSS


Frank Filce Leek Collection


  • 1966-1985 (Creation)

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8 folders in 1 box

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Name of creator


Biographical history

British dentist and Egyptologist. Born, London 1903. Died, London 1985. Trained as dentist at King's College Hospital Dental School, 1926-30. Spent his whole working life as a dentist. Interest in Egyptology led him to study with V. Seton-Williams at the Institute of Archaeology, London. Worked with the team that examined the mummy of Tutankhamun in 1968. Joined the Manchester Mummy project in 1975. Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1966.

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Not known.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by Mrs Phyllis M. Leek in 1986.

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Scope and content

Notes and related correspondence concerning a prepared monograph on organic materials from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Two photographs showing F. F. Leek.

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System of arrangement

Kept as received. Arranged in three groups.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions, except for access to correspondence, which is subject to prior approval by the Archivist.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

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No problems.

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These are the originals.

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Not published.

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