Petrie MSS 1
- 1880-1929 (Creation)
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The Journals, or more correctly journal-letters, cover 38 seasons, with a date range of 1880-1 to 1928-9, which cover Petrie’s first season in Egypt (measuring the Pyramids at Giza) through to 1928-9 (Petrie’s excavations at Tell Fara in Palestine). There are approximately 5,000 journal pages.
The earlier handwritten Journals are by Petrie, then following his marriage in 1897, much of the writing was compiled by his wife, Hilda.
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- 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 nineteenth and twentieth centuries in ways that may be considered offensive today.
- The journals have been transcribed and prepared for publication on this website by a number of volunteers and the Griffith Institute Team (see individual journals for details). Jenni Navratil has digitized them all.
- A basic presentation of three of these journals is also available on the Griffith Institute website, see the entries for the first three journals for further information.
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