- 1920s-1940s (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
8 A4 ring binders, 2 boxes, 5 notebooks and 1 sheaf of printed papers
Name of creator
German Egyptologist. Born, Berlin 1897. Died, Innsbruck 1971. Studied Egyptology under H. Ranke at Heidelberg, 1924, then with H. Junker and K. Sethe. Dr. Phil., 1926. Employed initially as an assistant in the Berlin Museum, and also worked at the German Archaeological Institute, Cairo. During his time in Egypt he translated texts collected by the German E. Delta expedition in 1929. Also worked for Chicago House, Luxor, as an epigraphist. Lecturer, Göttingen University, 1943. Professor of Egyptology, Heidelberg University, 1952. Professor of Egyptology, Göttingen University, 1956. Professor (emeritus), Göttingen University, 1965-71. Published extensively, especially religious texts.
(a) Professor Schott lent the original negatives to Dr R. L. B. Moss in 1950. They were used during the compilation of the second edition of the Topographical Bibliography, vol. i, Pt. 1.
(b) The original photographs made from these negatives are in the Abteilung Ägyptologie, University of Trier. There was an exchange of copies of photographs and negatives, completing some of the gaps in the Griffith Institute and Trier sets.
(c) Not known.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
(a) Professor Schott officially presented the negatives to the Griffith Institute in 1960.
(b) Photographs completing part of the Griffith Institute set were received in exchange from the Abteilung Ägyptologie, University of Trier (Professor E. Winter), in 1992.
(c) Transferred from the Sackler Library Archive Room in November 2018.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
(a) Approximately 3,500 negatives recording scenes from private tombs at Thebes, accompanied by a concordance in five notebooks .
(b) There are also several hundred photographs which were received in exchange with the Abteilung Ägyptologie, Trier.
(c) Microfilm roll with copies of the negatives.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Kept as received.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford, and Abteilung Ägyptologie, FB III, Universität Trier, Universitätsring 15, D-54296 Trier.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The original nitrate negatives were copied onto 35 mm safety film and the originals destroyed. The consultation set of prints are contact sheets made from the 35 mm negatives.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
The original negatives are in the Griffith Institute. The original photographs are in Abteilung Ägyptologie, Universität Trier.
Existence and location of copies
Trier, Abteilung Ägyptologie (http://www.schott.uni-trier.de).
Related units of description
-Winter, E. 'Gründung eines Schott-Photo-Archivs in Trier' in Göttinger Miszellen 83 (1984), 95-8. Id. in Unijournal (Zeitschrift der Universität Trier), 1 (Feb. 1985), 8-9 ill.
-Online publication 'Das Digitale Schott-Archive: Altägyptische Monumente und Antiken in Photographien des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts' (http://www.schott.uni-trier.de).