Murray, M.A. 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 Murray MSS.

Dates of creation of the material c.1958.

Extent 1 folder.

2. Context

Name of creator Murray, Margaret Alice (1863-1963).

Administrative and biographical history
British Egyptologist. Born Calcutta, 1863. Died Welwyn, 1963. Entered University College London, 1894. First professional female Egyptologist. Assisted Petrie in his excavations in 1902. She also excavated at many other sites, including Malta and Petra. President of the Folk-Lore Society, 1953-5. Published widely in the fields of Egyptology and folklore.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 303.

Custodial history In Olga Tufnell's possession in 1963. Deposited by Joan Payne in the Griffith Institute Archive, via the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Immediate source of acquisition Department of Antiquities, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in February 2003.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content Notes collected on Hierakonpolis. Consists of handwritten notes made by M. A. Murray, typescript, and additional notes in a different hand.

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 None.

Associated material Not known.

Publications Not published.

Notes None.

(March 24, 2003)

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