Griffith Institute Archive
Description of material
This description is based on the General International Standard Archival
1. Identity statement
Reference code n/a
Title Grdseloff MSS.
Dates of creation of the material c.1937 (see Grdseloff MSS 3.5) to 1950.
Extent 4 boxes.
Name of creator Grdseloff, Bernhard (1915-1950).
Administrative and biographical history
Egyptologist of Georgian nationality. Born, Egypt 1915. Died, Cairo 1950. Studied with K. Sethe in Berlin. Appointed Secretary of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo. Editorial Secretary of the Société des Études Juives en Égypte.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 175.
Custodial history Previously with Professor J. Cerný.
Immediate source of acquisition Donated by Professor J. Cerný.
3. Content and structure
Scope and content Photographs of objects in museums and of sites. Material collected for projected
articles. Notebooks. Notes and articles on hieratic ostraca. Notes on Coptic grammar.
System of arrangement Presumably most of material 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 Mainly French, some German.
Physical characteristics No problems.
Finding aids Catalogue.
5. Allied materials area
Location of originals These are originals.
Existence of copies None.
Related units of description None.
Associated material Cerný MSS 21.71-75, 925-940 (Grdseloff correspondence).
Publications Publication details indicated in Grdseloff catalogue.
Notes One of the boxes is not fully catalogued.
(April 28, 2003)