Collection Stewart MSS - William Arnold Stewart Collection

Creative Work in Palestine

Zone d'identification


Stewart MSS


William Arnold Stewart Collection


  • 1927 to mid 1940s (Production)

Niveau de description


Étendue matérielle et support

2 boxes

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur


Notice biographique

British artist and designer. Born, Ilkley 1882. Died, High Wycombe 1953. Educated at Bradford Technical College and then the Royal College of Art. Chief textile designer, Lister and Co., Bradford. Moved to Cairo in 1911 to take up a post teaching at the Department of Art and Crafts in the Egyptian Ministry of Education, and was later the Principal of the School of Arts and Crafts. Worked for G. A. Reisner, reconstructing some of the furniture of Queen Hetepheres found at Gîza. In 1930 he was appointed Supervisor of Technical Education to the Palestine Government, and then later Controller of Light Industries. Retired 1947.

Histoire archivistique

Formerly in the possession of Stewart's eldest daughter, then later his son, Lt. Col. J. A. Stewart.

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Donated to the Griffith Institute by Lt. Col. J. A. Stewart in 1980.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

Journal, photographs, typescript, and various notes connected with Stewart's work on the reconstruction of some of the furniture of Queen Hetepheres for the Harvard-Boston Expedition.
Xerox of a typescript titled 'Creative Work in Palestine. Technical and Crafts Education 1918-1946'.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation


Mode de classement

Kept as received.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Property of the Griffith Institute.
Hetepheres material, no restrictions.
Palestine related material, consultation only.

Conditions de reproduction

Hetepheres material, copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.
The original of the xerox copy of the Palestine related material was in the possession of Stewart's son in 1980, who at that time had sent it to the Development Records Project, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, from where it was most likely returned to him. Current location not known.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

No problems.

Instruments de recherche


Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Hetepheres material, these are the originals.
Palestine related material, original with Lt. Col. J. A. Stewart in 1980.

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Not known.

Unités de description associées

Not known.

Descriptions associées

Note de publication

Not published.

Zone des notes

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)


Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle de la description

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression




Zone des entrées

Sujets associés

Personnes et organismes associés

Genres associés

Lieux associés

Localisation physique

  • Tablette: 0621