A. N. Dakin MSS.

Griffith Institute Archive

Description of material

This description is based on the General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G)

1. Identity statement

Reference code n/a

Title Dakin MSS.

Dates of creation of the material c.1939 and not later than 1945.

Extent 1 package.

2. Context

Name of creator Dakin, Alec N. (1912-2003).

Administrative and biographical history
British Egyptologist. Read Egyptology at Queen's College, Oxford and in 1936 became a Fellow of University College. Published several articles, including one with P. C. Smither entitled 'The Semnah Despatches', and another on Middle Kingdom stelae in Queen's College, Oxford (now in the Ashmolean Museum). Entered the Foreign Office in May 1940 and worked as a cryptographer at Bletchley Park. After the war left Egyptology and became a scholmaster but took it up again in the 1970s.

Custodial history He sent his papers with 'Notes on Auxiliaries' to Sir Alan Gardiner when he left Egyptology in the mid-1940s.

Immediate source of acquisition Formed part of the bequest of Sir Alan Gardiner.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content 1 folder containing unsorted notes.

System of arrangement Kept as received.

4. Access and use

Legal status Property of the Griffith Institute.

Access conditions No restrictions.

Copyright conditions Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material English.

Physical characteristics No problems.

Finding aids See Gardiner catalogue page 124.

5. Allied materials area

Location of originals These are originals.

Existence of copies None.

Related units of description None.

Associated material Not known.

Publications Not published.


(July 29, 2003)

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