Griffith Institute Archive
Description of material
This description is based on the General International Standard Archival
1. Identity statement
Reference code n/a
Title Milne MSS.
Dates of creation of the material 1895-6.
Extent 2 albums.
Name of creator Milne, Joseph Grafton (1867-1951).
Administrative and biographical history
British classical archaeologist, numismatist, and historian. Born, Bowden, 1867. Died, Oxford, 1951. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Won a scholarship at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. MA. D.Litt. Excavated at Megalopolis, Greece, 1890-1. Master, Mill Hill School until 1893. Board of Education, 1893-1926. Deputy Keeper of Coins, Ashmolean Museum, 1931-51. Librarian, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1933-46. Worked with W. M. F. Petrie at Thebes, 1895-6, and also visited B. P. Grenfell and A. S. Hunt's excavations at Karanis. Copied Greek inscriptions, Cairo, 1899. Worked at Deir el-Bahri with C. T. Currelly, 1905-6. Treasurer, Egypt Exploration Society, 1912-19. Published extensively on the history and inscriptions of Ptolemaic and Roman Period Egypt.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 288-9.
Custodial history In the possession of J. G. Milne.
Immediate source of acquisition Presented to the Griffith Institute by J. G. Milne in 1951.
Related documentation Griffith Institute Archive MSS Correspondence box file.
3. Content and structure
Scope and content Two albums of photographs compiled following Milne's visits to Egypt in 1895-6
and 1905-6. One includes photographs taken during W. M. F. Petrie's expedition to Sinai. The other
album contains photographs of various sites, including some 19th-century studio photographs.
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 Petrie MSS. Letter-journal, Sinai, 1905-6.
Associated material Not known.
Publications Not published.
(February 20, 2004)