G. A. Hoskins 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 Hoskins MSS.

Dates of creation of the material 1832-3, 1860-1.

Extent 3 albums.

2. Context

Name of creator Hoskins, George Alexander (1802-1863).

Administrative and biographical history
British traveller, antiquary and amateur artist. Born, 1802. Died, Rome 1863. Visited Egypt in 1832-3 and 1860-1. Worked with Robert Hay at Qurna. Secretary and Treasurer of the White Nile Association, 1839. Published Travels in Ethiopia above the Second Cataract of the Nile (1835), Visit to the Great Oasis of the Libyan Desert (1837), and A Winter in Upper and Lower Egypt (1863).
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 209.

Custodial history Acquired by Sir Alan Gardiner.

Immediate source of acquisition The estate of Sir Alan Gardiner, 1964.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content 3 albums containing watercolours and sketches.

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 None.

Related units of description None.

Associated material Not known.

Publications Some of the drawings and paintings reproduced in the publications listed above.

(December 7, 2010)

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