The Griffith Institute Archive
The Griffith Institute is a part of the University of Oxford and is situated in the new Sackler Library in St John Street in Oxford, close to the Ashmolean Museum. It was created as the result of a bequest by F. Ll. Griffith (1862-1934), the first Professor of Egyptology at Oxford, in 1937 in order to provide 'a permanent home ... for the study of the ancient languages and antiquities of the Near East'. Its original, now demolished, building was opened in 1939 (http://griffith.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/gri/1.html). The Institute moved into its new home in the Sackler Library in 2001.
Records in the archive of the Griffith Institute
AINSLIE, (Revd) Alexander C. (1831-1903)
Album of drawings and watercolour sketches made in Italy, Greece, Egypt, Syria and Palestine in 1853.
ARUNDALE, Francis (1807-1853)
BARRY, (Sir) Charles (1795-1860)
Two albums of drawings, plans, etc., of Egyptian monuments.
BARTLETT, William Henry (1809-1854)
BAUMGARTEL, Elise Jenny (1892-1975)
Manuscript material in preparation of her book Egypt's Beginnings. Photographs of Predynastic objects in Brooklyn Museum of Art.
BIRCH, Samuel (1813-1885)
BLACKMAN, Aylward Manley (1883-1956)
BONOMI, Joseph (1799-1878)
Drawings, watercolours and sketches made in Egypt, Nubia, Palestine, and elsewhere.
BRADBURY (later GRIFFITH), Kate (1854-1902)
Three boxes and two notebooks.
BROOME, Myrtle Florence (1888-1978)
BRUNTON, Guy (1878-1948)
Drawings, indexes, and correspondence, concerning button seals, and negatives of the Matmar excavation.
BRUNTON, Winifred Mabel (1880-1959)
BURTON, Harry (1879-1940), see TAA Archive
CALVERLEY, Amice Mary (1896-1959)
Photographs and transparencies of the Temples of Sethos I and Ramesses II at Abydos.
CARTER, Howard (1874-1939)
Notebooks, notes, maps, drawings, watercolours, etc.
MSS. Group I. G (maps and plans, including the tomb of Tutankhamun).
MSS. Group vi and vii (Miscellaneous).
Records of work carried out in the Valley of the Kings before the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Records of excavations in the Delta and Middle Egypt.
See also TAA Archive.
CATON-THOMPSON, Gertrude (1888-1985)
Notes, papers, correspondence, etc., on prehistoric Faiyûm.
CLARK, Robert Thomas Rundle (1909-1970)
Notebooks and notes.
CLARKE, Somers (1841-1926)
Notebooks, notes, plans, tracings, photographs, and correspondence, including El- Kâb material.
CRAWFORD, Osbert Guy Stanhope (1886-1957)
Maps, plans and drawings.
CRUM, Walter Ewing (1865-1944)
Coptic papers, including notebooks, copies, photographs, dictionary slips, and correspondence.
DAKIN, Alec N. (1912-2003)
DAVIES, Norman de Garis (1865-1941) and Anna (Nina) Macpherson (1881-1965)
Papers, including notebooks, notes, tracings and squeezes, made in Theban tombs and elsewhere, photographs, collection of coloured hieroglyphic signs, indexes of scenes in Theban tombs, etc.
DAWSON, Warren Royal (1888-1968)
A diary and a list of publications.
DENNIS, James Teackle (1865-1918)
Some 250 facsimile copies of graffiti and ostraca from Deir el-Bahri, made during Naville's excavations in 1906-7.
DÉVAUD, Eugène Victor (1878-1929)
Coptic etymological index and various notes and studies.
DODGSON, Aquila (1829-1919)
DRIVER, (Sir) Godfrey Rolles (1892-1975)
A collection of 19th-century photographs of Jerusalem, Lebanon, etc.
EDWARDS, Amelia Ann Blandford (1831-1892)
Notebook with various notes and extracts, 1881-8. Albums containing watercolours and sketches, some used in A Thousand Miles up the Nile.
EDWARDS, Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen (1909-1996)
Notes on Australian museums, made with D. O'Connor.
EGYPT EXPLORATION SOCIETY
Original drawings made for various publications.
EISLER, Robert (1882-1949)
Manuscript of a monograph on the constellations of the Babylonian and Egyptian spheres.
EMERY, Walter Bryan (1903-1971).
Photographs, tracings and plans of several Theban tombs.
ENGELBACH, Reginald (1888-1946)
Site index to the Journal d'Entrée and the Temporary register of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
GARDINER, (Sir) Alan Henderson (1879-1963)
Notebooks, copies, transcriptions, photographs, indexes (including a vocabulary of the Pyramid Texts), correspondence, etc.
Transcriptions of hieratic documents.
GELL, (Sir) William (1777-1836)
GOLENISHCHEV, Vladimir Semionovich (1856-1947)
Copies of texts, mostly from Theban tombs.
GREEN, Frederick William (1869-1949)
Original painting of the "Decorated Tomb" at Hierakonpolis.
GRIFFITH, Francis Llewellyn (1862-1934)
Papers, including notes, notebooks, photographs, and squeezes, records of Oxford Excavations in Nubia, and correspondence.
Transcriptions of hieratic documents.
GRIFFITH INSTITUTE MISCELLANEOUS
Items which cannot be incorporated into other series. Includes photographs of Egyptologists, photographs taken during the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun (other than CARTER MSS.), etc.
GRIFFITH INSTITUTE PHOTOGRAPHS
Photographs from various sources, including 19th-century "studio photographs" by Abdullah Frères, A. Beato, F. Bonfils, W. Hammerschmidt, P. Sébah and others.
GRIFFITH INSTITUTE SQUEEZES
Paper squeezes from various sources.
GRIFFITHS, John Gwyn (1911-2004)
Miscellaneous papers. Recent acquisition, not yet available for consultation.
GURNEY, Oliver Robert (1911-2001)
Correspondence and notes on related topics. Non-Egyptological.
HARDEN, Donald Benjamin (1901-1995)
Transcripts of diaries kept during his stay as a Commonwealth Fund Fellow at the University of Michigan 1926-8, and albums of photographs taken during trips to Italy, Tunisia and Egypt 1923-9.
HARDEN, (Rt. Revd) John Mason (1871-1931)
Fifteen notebooks on Ethiopic.
HAWKER, Edward James (fl. 1850-2)
Three albums of drawings and watercolours.
HESS von WYSS, Jean-Jacques (1866-1949)
Notebooks and notes on demotic and Meroitic, including copies of papyri and squeezes.
HINCKS, (Revd) Edward (1792-1866)
Correspondence and miscellaneous papers.
HORSFALL, (Capt) R. E. (?-?)
Negatives of Egyptian sites and monuments taken before 1914.
HOSKINS, George Alexander (1802-1863)
Three albums of drawings and sketches.
JELF, C. G. (1886-1915)
Notebook containing notes on work in Theban tombs, financed by Sir Robert Mond, 1909-10.
JOHNSON, John de Monins (1882-1956)
Negatives taken during the excavations at Antinoë, 1913-14.
KAHLE, Paul Eric (1923-1955)
Coptic papers, including notebooks and indexes.
KIRWAN, (Sir) Laurence P.
KÔM OMBO PHOTOGRAPHS
Twenty albumen prints of scenes from the Temple of Haroeris and Sobk Triads at Kôm Ombo.
LANE, Edward William (1801-1876)
Drawings, notebooks, notes and correspondence.
LEE, John (1783-1866)
Notebook, and lithographs of some monuments by Madeley.
LEEK, Frank Filce (1903-1985)
Notes on organic remains from the tomb of Tutankhamun, correspondence.
LIEDER, (Revd) Rudolph Theophilus (1798-1865), and Alice (née Holliday) (?-1868)
Paper squeezes of monuments made in Egypt 1850-3.
LUCAS, Alfred (1867-1945), see TAA Archive.
MACE, Arthur Cruttenden (1874-1928), see TAA Archive.
MACKAY, Ernest John Henry (1880-1943), see MOND, (Sir) Robert L.
MARIETTE, François Auguste Ferdinand (1821-1881)
Catalogue of objects found in the Serapeum at Saqqâra in 1850-2 and now in the Louvre. Copied by Mrs M. M. Emery.
MILEHAM, Geoffrey Spurrell (?-?)
MILNE, Joseph Grafton (1867-1951)
Two albums of photographs of Sinai and other sites.
MOND, (Sir) Robert Ludwig (1867-1938)
Prints and negatives of scenes in Theban tombs, notebook and notes (some by EMERY, W. B. and MACKAY, E. J. H.).
MOSS, (Col) W. E. (?-?)
MURRAY, Margaret Alice (1863-1963)
Notes on The Hierakonpolis finds.
NAGEL, Georges (1899-1956)
Two albums of photographs taken at Deir el-Medîna.
NAVILLE, Henri Édouard (1844-1926)
Original drawings for The Temple of Deir el Bahari.
NEWBERRY, Percy Edward (1869-1949)
Papers, including notebooks, notes, copies, photographs and correspondence.
NEWBOLD, (Sir) Douglas (1894-1945)
Two volumes on history and archaeology of the Beja tribes of the Eastern Sudan.
NEWTON, Francis Giesler (1878-1924)
Article on churches in Sardinia and watercolours of Italian architectural features. (Non-Egyptological.)
O'CONNOR, D. (1938-)
Notes on some objects in Sydney, Nicholson Museum.
PAGET, Rosalind Frances Emily (1844-1925)
Coloured drawings of hieroglyphs.
PETRIE, (Lady) Hilda Mary Isabel (1871-1956)
Two albums with mostly non-Egyptian photographs and postcards.
PETRIE, (Sir) William Matthew Flinders (1853-1942)
Two notebooks, "journals" consisting of letters sent home from Petrie's excavations, and eight albums of photographs taken in Egypt and Italian museums. Notes and copies made at Gîza, Saqqâra, Dahshûr, etc., are among the papers of SAYCE, A. H.
Scans and transcripts of "journals" for 1880-1 and 1881-2.
PORTER, Bertha (1852-1941)
Copies of some stelae in the British Museum.
REMELÉ, Ph. (1844-1883)
Twenty-one photographs of the temples at el-Khârga and el-Dâkhla, taken in 1873-4.
RENOUF, (Sir) Peter Le Page (1822-1897)
RHONÉ, Arthur (1836-1910)
Notes and correspondence.
ROEDER, Günther (1881-1966)
Photographs, tracings and squeezes of Dodecaschoenus graffiti.
ROWE, Alan (1891-1968)
Copies of reports, photographs and correspondence connected with Beisan excavations by Philadelphia University.
SAYCE, (Revd) Archibald Henry (1845-1933)
Some notes, including copies made by W. M. F. Petrie.
SCHARFF, Alexander (1892-1950)
Synopsis of Theban tomb scenes.
SCHOTT, Siegfried (1897-1972)
Negatives and prints of scenes in Theban tombs.
SELIGMAN, Charles Gabriel (1873-1940)
Drawings of Meroitic subjects.
SIMPSON, James Parker (1841-1897)
Some 50 photographs taken in Egypt in 1888. Copyright Simon B. Simpson OBE.
For a note about the Simpson photograph on the website of the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East, by Jaromir Malek, click here and then on Notes & Queries.
SLOLEY, Robert Walter (1879-1958)
SOMERS CLARKE, see CLARKE, S.
SPIEGELBERG, Wilhelm (1870-1930)
Fundjournal I, Theben, 7. Nov. 1898 - 27. Jan. 1899 , and II, 27. Jan. - 9. Feb. 1899, and squeezes made in Theban tombs.
STEWART, William Arnold (1882-1953)
Notes on the restoration of furniture of Queen Hetepheres. A copy of unpublished Creative Work in Palestine.
STOBART, (Revd) Henry (1824-1895)
Squeezes made in Theban tombs and the Valley of the Kings, see Griffith Institute squeezes 4.1- 106.
TAA Archive [TAA = Tutankhamun]
Records of the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun and related material, by H. Carter, H. Burton, A.C. Mace, A. Lucas, and others. Catalogue.
THOMPSON, Sir Henry Francis Herbert (1859-1944)
Greek dictionary card index.
THOMPSON, see CATON-THOMPSON, G.
WAINWRIGHT, Gerald Avery (1879-1964)
Photographs of Egyptian sites and museum objects.
WEIGALL, Arthur Edward Pearse Brome (1880-1934)
Negatives, mainly connected with the tomb of Tut ankhamun.
WELLCOME, (Sir) Henry (1853-1936)
Journals, excavation records (Abû Geili, Jebel Moya, Saqadi, Dar el-Mek, etc.), indexes, maps, plans and photographs.
WILD, James William (1814-1892)
Notebooks, drawings and plans.
WILKINSON, (Sir) John Gardner (1797-1875)
Journal 1841-2 and some correspondence.
WILLIAMS, John (1797-1874)
Four albums of rubbings.
Negatives of Egypt, Greece and Palestine.
YATES, Miss ? (?-?)
Negatives of Cairo.
Records of Howard Carter's work in the Valley of the Kings and the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun:
Online publication of notes, drawings and photographs of furniture from the tomb of Tutankhamun, made by Walter Segal
- database of all finds
- gallery of photographs
- galleries of photographs not directly connected with the database:
- Harry Burton's photographs showing work in Tutankhamun's tomb
- excavation and pocket diaries:
- Maps, plans and drawings
- Photographs by anonymous photographers showing scenes outside the tomb of Tutankhamun
- Howard Carter's notes made in preparation of the complete publication of the tomb
- Notes on various aspects of the tomb and its contents, filed with object cards:
- Alfred Lucas's notes on conservation of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun:
Hector Horeau's watercolours made in Egypt in 1838
Theban tomb tracings made by Norman and Nina de Garis Davies
Portraits and manuscript images of handwriting of Egyptologists
19th-century photographs of Egypt and the Near East:
Photographs of Egypt by John Ross
Photographs of Egypt 1922-1933 by Reginald St. Alban Heathcote
Paper squeezes made in various tombs at Thebes during the 19th century:
- Tomb TT 57, of Khaemhet, of the reign of Amenophis III
- Tomb TT 106, of Paser, of the reigns of Sethos I and Ramesses II
- Tomb KV 17, of Sethos I
The visitor's book of the George Foucart family, Cairo 1925-1948
Checklist of transcribed hieratic documents in the Archive of the Griffith Institute:
- Jaroslav Cerný: papyri and ostraca
- Sir Alan H. Gardiner: papyri and ostraca
- B.G. Gunn
- T.E. Peet
- F.Ll. Griffith
- B. Grdseloff
- J.W.B. Barns and P.C. Smither
Flinders Petrie's "Journals":
Catalogues and lists of other archive material in the Griffith Institute:
- E. W. Lane: catalogue
- J. J. Clère MSS: general list
- Sir Alan H. Gardiner MSS: preliminary sample catalogue
- Griffith Institute: list of miscellaneous items
- Griffith Institute: squeezes
- John de Monins Johnson: negatives made during the excavations at Antinoe
- Catalogue of the papers of Sarah J. Clackson
- Records connected with Tutankhamun's tomb