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 Dévaud MSS.

Dates of creation of the material 1920s.

Extent 5 card index boxes and a small parcel.

2. Context

Name of creator Dévaud, Eugène Victor (1878-1929).

Administrative and biographical history
Swiss Egyptologist. Born Fribourg 1878. Died 1929. Lecturer at Fribourg University, Switzerland. Constributed significantly to the study of Coptic etymologies and published articles on this subject in various journals.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 123-4.

Custodial history Presumed to have been in the possession of W. E. Crum.

Immediate source of acquisition Probably received with the papers of W. E. Crum after the latter's death in 1944.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content A card index for a Coptic etymological dictionary and notes on Coptic etymologies (apparently not published).

System of arrangement Kept as received. The card index arranged alphabetically; not numbered.

4. Access and use

Legal status Property of the Griffith Institute.

Access conditions No restrictions.

Copyright conditions Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material French.

Physical characteristics No problems.

Finding aids None.

5. Allied materials area

Location of originals These are originals.

Existence of copies None.

Related units of description See also xeroxes of Dévaud's transcriptions of Illahun (el-Lâhûn) papyri in Gardiner MSS. (the originals are in Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum).

Associated material Not known.

Publications Apparently not published.

Notes None.

(March 25, 2003)

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