F.F. Leek 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 Leek MSS.

Dates of creation of the material 1966-1985.

Extent 1 box containing 8 folders.

2. Context

Name of creator Leek, Frank Filce (1903-1985).

Administrative and biographical history
British dentist and Egyptologist. Born, London 1903. Died, London, 1985. Trained as dentist at King's College Hospital Dental School, 1926-30. Spent his whole working life as a dentist. Interest in Egyptology led him to study with V. Seton-Williams at the Institute of Archaeology, London. Worked with the team that examined the mummy of Tutankhamun in 1968. Joined the Manchester Mummy project in 1975. Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1966.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 242.

Custodial history Not known.

Immediate source of acquisition Presented by Mrs Phyllis M. Leek in 1986.

Related documentation Correspondence filed in Secretary's office. In folder marked 'Tutankhamun Tomb Monographs V. Leek: Human Remains.'.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content Notes and related correspondence concerning a prepared monograph on organic materials from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Two photographs showing F. F. Leek.

System of arrangement Kept as received. Arranged in three groups.

4. Access and use

Legal status Property of the Griffith Institute.

Access conditions No restrictions, except for access to correspondence, which is subject to prior approval by the Keeper of the Archive.

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 the originals.

Existence of copies None.

Related units of description TAA Archive.

Associated material Not known.

Publications Not published.

Notes None.

(April 7, 2003)

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