Griffith Institute Archive
Description of material
This description is based on the General International Standard Archival
1. Identity statement
Reference code n/a
Title Broome MSS.
Dates of creation of the material 1927-1937.
Extent 4 boxes and 1 folder.
Name of creator Broome, Myrtle Florence (1888-1978).
Administrative and biographical history
British artist. Born, London, 1888. Died, Bushey, 1978. Studied Egyptology under M. Murray and F. Petrie, at University College, London, 1911-13.Worked for the British School of Archaeology at Qau, 1927, and with A. Calverley at Abydos, 1929-37.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 65.
Custodial history Formerly in the possession of Miss Broome's cousin, Miss K. M. Slater.
Immediate source of acquisition Miss K. M. Slater donated the letters in 1986.
3. Content and structure
Scope and content 415 letters written by Miss Broome to her parents whilst working at Abydos
between 1927 and 1937.
System of arrangement Arranged chronologically.
4. Access and use
Legal status Property of the Griffith Institute.
Access conditions No restrictions.
Copyright conditions Copyright, Griffith Institute, Oxford. In Miss Slater letter of donation, there
was a condition that Mrs Sybil Rampen and Mr John Ruffle have permission to use the letters for
publication, and will retain it after Miss Slater's death. Miss Slater died in March 2000.
Language of material English.
Physical characteristics No problems.
Finding aids Summaries of the letters.
5. Allied materials area
Location of originals These are originals.
Existence of copies Transcripts of the letters were made by Mrs Rampen before the material was
donated to the Griffith Institute. John Ruffle also has copies of these.
Related units of description Calverley MSS. Gardiner MSS 43, Abydos Enterprise.
Associated material Not known.
Publications Not published.
(February 20, 2004)