J. T. Dennis 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 Dennis MSS.

Dates of creation of the material 1906-7.

Extent 1 box.

2. Context

Name of creator Dennis, James Teackle (1865-1918).

Administrative and biographical history
American attorney and Egyptologist. Born, Baltimore MD, 1865. Died, Woodbrook MD, 1918. Educated Lafayette College and John Hopkins University 1896-1903. Went to Egypt on several occasions between 1895 and 1907. Worked with the Hearst Expedition of the University of California at Gîza in 1903-4 and as a volunteer assistant to E. Naville at Deir el-Bahri. Published several popular books about his travels.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 122.

Custodial history Not known.

Immediate source of acquisition Not known.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content Facsimile copies of graffiti and ostraca found by E. Naville at Deir el-Bahri, probably mostly in the Hathor-cow Chapel, in 1906-7.

System of arrangement Arranged by hieroglyphic, hieratic, Demotic, and Coptic texts.

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 Partial catalogue.

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.

(February 20, 2004)

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