W. B. Emery 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

Location 1002

Title Emery MSS.

Dates of creation of the material Probably 1920s.

Extent 1 box.

2. Context

Name of creator Emery, Walter Bryan (1903-1971).

Administrative and biographical history
British Egyptologist. Born, Liverpool 1903. Died, Cairo 1971. Educated St. Francis Xavier's College, Liverpool, then the Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool University, 1921-3. Went out to Egypt for the first time as an assistant to the EES excavations at Amârna in 1923-4. Also worked for Mond at Luxor and Armant, 1923-8. Subsequently directed excavations at many sites in Egypt, notably his work at North Saqqâra in 1935-9. Served with the British Army 1939-46, afterwards attached to the British Embassy in Cairo. In 1951 appointed to the Edwards Professorship at University College London, which he held until his retirement in 1970. Worked in the Sudan and at Qasr Ibrîm in the 1950s and 60s.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 139-41.

Custodial history Not known.

Immediate source of acquisition Possibly acquired with the Mond MSS.

Related documentation None.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content Plans, tracings and photographs made in TT 55, 92 and 97.

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 Catalogue.

5. Allied materials area

Location of originals These are originals.

Existence of copies Not known.

Related units of description Mond MSS. 3 (Emery field journal, Thebes, 1924-5).

Associated material Not known.

Publications Not published.

(September 21, 2006)

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