C. G. Jelf 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 Jelf MSS.

Dates of creation of the material 1909.

Extent 1 box.

2. Context

Name of creator Jelf, Charles Gordon (1886-1915).

Administrative and biographical history

British Egyptologist and journalist. Born, Rochester, 1886. Killed in action near Loos (between Vermelles and Hulloch), 1915. Foundation Scholar, Marlborough. Won an open scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford in 1905, completing his BA degree in 1909 with a Second Class in both Moderations and Literae Humaniores. Attached to the Department of Antiquities in Egypt, serving under A. E. P. Weigall for seven months in 1909. Assistant master, Fonthill School, East Grinstead, 1910-11. Assistant correspondent for The Times, based in Berlin, 1911-14. Volunteered at the beginning of World War I, commissioned officer, Second Lieutenant in the 6th Battalion of The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 1915.

See Charles Gordon Jelf. Born June 8, 1886. Killed in action October 13, 1915. Printed for private circulation. 1915.

Custodial history Not known. Previously in anonymous private possession in England.

Immediate source of acquisition Presented by Dr. D. Ryan in 1996.
Related documentation: letter D. Ryan, 21-01-96.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content 1 notebook.

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 None.

5. Allied materials area

Location of originals These are originals.

Existence of copies None.

Related units of description

Hand-drawn map giving positions of Theban tombs, dated December 1909, compiled by Jelf (Gardiner MSS. 18.1.1-2).
'The Tomb of Kheruef, Assasif', presumably by A. E. P. Weigall, with plan by Jelf (Gardiner MSS. 18.5).

Associated material Not known.

Publications Not published.

(March 11, 2011)

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