- c. 1952 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 box containing 7 glass negatives
Name of creator
Name of creator
British archaeologist and photographer. Born, Stamford 1879. Died, Asyut 1940. Began his photographic career in Florence with the art historian R. Cust. He was then engaged as a excavator at Thebes by Theodore Davis between 1910-14. Then from 1914 onwards he worked for the rest of his career as a photographer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. His task was to record many of the royal and private tombs at Thebes. Between 1922 and 1933 he was lent by the Metropolitan Museum to Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter to make a photographic record during the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Accumulated by Penelope Fox, the Assistant Secretary in the Griffith Institute, during the late 1940s to early 1950s.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Penelope Fox, when working for the Griffith Institute.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
- Seven glass negatives of the following Harry Burton photographs. Annotations on the original housing indicate these were copied from Howard Carter's set of lantern slides [TAA i.8]. Some of the housing is also marked 'P.F.' so they may have been made on behalf of Penelope Fox for Tutankhamun's Treasures (1951), although not all of the images in this group are included in the publication.
- Burton p0893
- Burton p1214 & Burton p1237 (on one negative)
- Burton p1236
- Burton p1239
- Burton p1243
- Burton p1308
- Burton p1323
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.