File Petrie MSS 2.3 - Handwritten copy of Petrie Journals 1893-1897

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Petrie MSS 2.3


Handwritten copy of Petrie Journals 1893-1897


  • 1893-1897 (Creation)

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Presumably transferred from the Griffith MSS but no paperwork on file to confirm this.

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Handwritten copies, created by Kate Bradbury (m. Griffith), excerpts of Petrie's journals from December 1893 to January 1897. Presumably created by Bradbury when the Petrie journals were circulated to friends and sponsors. The excerpts include:

  • Pages 1-9 - February-April 1893 - Petrie photographing objects in the museums in Bologna, Florence, and Turin, as well as visits to archaeological sites in Italy including Pompeii.
  • Pages 11-51 - 1893-4 - excavations at Qift (Koptos).
  • Pages 52-81 - 1894-5 - excavations at Tukh (Nubt), Ballas and Naqada, Petrie assisted by J. E. Quibell, B. P. Grenfell and Hugh Price.
  • Pages 82-90 - 1895-6 - excavations at Thebes including the Ramesseum, Temple of Thutmose IV and the Temple of Amenophis II.
  • Pages 91-119 - 1896-7 - excavations at Beni Mazar and Bibeh.

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  • Pages 1-9 - 1893 - the location of the original Petrie journal is not known, possibly in the possession of the Petrie family, lost or destroyed.
  • Pages 11-51 - 1893-4 - copy of Petrie MSS 1.12.
  • Pages 52-81 - 1894-5 - the location of the original Petrie journal is not known, possibly in the possession of the Petrie family, lost or destroyed.
  • Pages 82-90 - 1895-6 - copy of Petrie MSS 1.13.
  • Pages 91-119 - 1896-7 - copy of Petrie MSS 1.15.

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The description of this notebook in the original typewritten catalogue is erroneous.

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