Series TAA i.1.1-620 - Tutankhamun excavation: object cards - compiled by Howard Carter and others

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TAA i.1.1-620

Title

Tutankhamun excavation: object cards - compiled by Howard Carter and others

Date(s)

  • 1922-1933 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

Approximately 3,500 index cards stored in three metal filing-cabinet drawers.

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(1874-1939)

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(1879-1940)

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(1867-1945)

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(23 April 1869 - 7 August 1949)

Archival history

Formerly in the possession of Howard Carter's niece, Miss Phyllis Walker.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Miss Phyllis Walker in 1945.

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Scope and content

Tutankhamun object cards with accompanying photographs, notes (some group notes listed below) and letters, compiled by Howard Carter and other members of the excavation team [TAA i.1.1-620]

  • Most cards are manuscript records, as well as many original typescript records
  • Many cards are illustrated with drawings of objects, or details of objects, by Howard Carter and A. C. Mace

    The object cards record:

    • Object number, main description of the object, location in the tomb, measurements, description of the object - Howard Carter and A. C. Mace (1922-1925)
    • Hieroglyphic inscriptions, transcriptions and translations - Mostly Alan H. Gardiner and P. E. Newberry, but some inscriptions are transcribed by Carter
    • Conservation records - Alfred Lucas and A. C. Mace (1922-1925)
    • Botanical and textile notes - P. E. Newberry
    • Photographic documentation - Harry Burton

    Other groups of notes filed with the object cards include:

    • Notes on the [ancient] robberies, by Howard Carter, Alfred Lucas and Lord Carnarvon
    • Notes on various aspects of the Annexe by Howard Carter (1-4, 10-43, 47-64), Alfred Lucas (5-9, 44-6) and A. H. Gardiner (41)
    • Notes and memoranda on various aspects of the tomb by Alfred Lucas
    • Notes on the contents of baskets by Howard Carter
    • Note on a wooden docket by A. H. Gardiner
    • Two letters from Howard Carter to A. H. Gardiner

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

  • Most of the cards measure 12.5 x 20.5 cm
  • Accompanying material, including photographs and notes, was folded to fit alongside the cards by Carter

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Archived scans in Griffith Institute.

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