W.R. Dawson 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 Dawson MSS.

Dates of creation of the material 1920-1937.

Extent Two notebooks.

2. Context

Name of creator Dawson, Warren Royal (1888-1968).

Administrative and biographical history
British broker at Lloyds and historian. Born, Ealing 1888. Died, Bletchley 1968. Educated at St. Paul's School. Many honours including OBE, FRSI, FSA, Hon. Fellow, Imperial College of Science, and Hon. Fellow of the Egypt Exploration Society. Learned hieroglyphs in order to further his studies into early medicine. Published widely in many fields including Egyptology.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 119-20.

Custodial history Previously with F. F. Leek.

Immediate source of acquisition Presented by David Brown in 1990.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content Diary with brief retrospective entries dated January 6, 1920 to January 13, 1939. Notebook containing Dawson's list of his own publications, 1903 to 1936.

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 None.

5. Allied materials area

Location of originals These are the originals.

Existence of copies None.

Related units of description Indexes compiled by W. R. Dawson for groups of correspondence which he organized for the following MSS in the Griffith Institute Archive: Griffith, Hincks, Newberry and Le Page Renouf.

Associated material Not known.

Publications Not published.

Notes None.

(April 7, 2003)

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