Collection Simpson MSS - James Parker Simpson Photographs Collection

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Simpson MSS


James Parker Simpson Photographs Collection


  • 1888 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box

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Name of creator


Biographical history

British businessman. Born, Leeds 1841. Died 1897. Began his own grain merchanting business in Northumberland in 1866, and built his first maltings at Alnwick in the early 1870s. The business flourished over the following twenty years supplying local breweries in the North of England. For health reasons, acting on advice from his doctor, he visited Egypt in 1888.

Archival history

In the possession of the Simpson family.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Permission to make prints and scans from the original negatives was given by his great grandson Mr Simon B. Simpson OBE.

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Scope and content

53 black & white photographs.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to the numbering written on the original negatives. Unnumbered negatives have been arranged topographically and where not applicable by subject.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. Permission has been granted by Mr S. B. Simpson OBE for these photographs to be consulted in the Archive, but permission for publication must be obtained from the owner of the photographs.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright S. B. Simpson OBE.

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  • English

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No problems.

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Existence and location of originals

Originals in the possession of S. B. Simpson OBE.

Existence and location of copies

Not known.

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Publication note

  • See web publication 'J. P. Simpson photographs':
  • Photographs 1 and 9: J. Malek, E. Fleming and A. Hobby, 'Two destroyed scenes in the burial chamber of the Tombeau des Vignes (TT 96)', in Discussions in Egyptology 62 (2005), 49-54 ills.

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  • Shelf: 0616