Collection Parkinson, R. B. MSS - Richard Bruce Parkinson Collection

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Parkinson, R. B. MSS


Richard Bruce Parkinson Collection


  • 1989-2020 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 oversize box, 1 box, 1 folder and 1 large folder

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Name of creator

(Born 25 May 1963)

Biographical history

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

1) Presented by Professor Richard B. Parkinson in September 2020.
2) Presented by Professor Richard B. Parkinson in August 2019.
3) Presented by Professor Richard B. Parkinson in July 2016.
4) Presented by Professor Richard B. Parkinson in February 2024.

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Scope and content

1) Unfinished manuscript of 'The Life of Sinuhe: A Reader's Commentary on the Middle Kingdom Version(s)' (September 2020) (print out and relevant Word documents and PDFs). Updated version August 2022 (Word documents and PDFs).
2) Drawings of reconstructions of the Theban tomb-chapel of Nebamun, now in the British Museum in London, including sketches, tracings and a measured perspective acrylic (1997).
3) Correspondence: Letter from Esmé Little (née Peet; niece of T. E. Peet) to Richard B. Parkinson dated 30 January 1989.
4) 35mm Kodachrome slides mainly from Nile cruises with Bales Worldwide and British Museum Traveller (c. 2000–2006) [1 oversize box].

See also H. Parkinson MSS 9-10.

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System of arrangement

Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

1) Property of Professor Richard B. Parkinson. In permanent loan to the Griffith Institute. Permission to access and consult must be arranged with the author.
2-4) Property of the Griffith Institute.

Conditions governing reproduction

1) Copyright Professor Richard B. Parkinson. Permission to reproduce and quote must be arranged with the author.
2-4) Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford. Permission must also be arranged with Professor Richard B. Parkinson.

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  • English

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These are originals and print outs made by author.

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Publication note

2) Some included in M. Hooper, The Tomb of Nebamun (Cambridge, 1997).

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