T. E. Peet 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 Peet MSS.

Dates of creation of the material c.1920 to 1934.

Extent 5 slip index drawers and 18 notebooks.

2. Context

Name of creator Peet, Thomas Eric (1882-1934).

Administrative and biographical history
British Egyptologist and archaeologist. Born, Liverpool 1882. Died, Oxford 1934. Studied Mathematics and Classics at Queen's College, Oxford. Jodrell Scholar. Craven Fellow, 1906, which enabled him to study archaeology in Rome. Pelham Student, British School in Rome, 1909. Entered Egyptology and excavated with P. E. Newberry at Abydos, and then in the Delta in 1909. Continued working at Abydos, 1909-13, at first with E. Naville, and eventually on his own. Studied Egyptian with Sir A. Gardiner and taught himself Coptic and Demotic. Lecturer in Egyptology, University of Manchester, 1913-28. Director of the Egypt Exploration Society's Excavations. Laycock Student in Egyptology, Oxford, 1923. Brunner Professor of Egyptology, Liverpool University, 1920-33. Reader and Professor designate in Egyptology, Oxford, 1933-4, but died before the appointment was confirmed. Fellow, Queen's College, Oxford, 1933. Specialised in the study and translation of papyri, especially those concerned with mathematics and Ramesside tomb robberies at Thebes. Edited the Liverpool Annals of Art and Archaeology, 1921 onwards, and the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, from 1923. Published extensively in these publications as well as many others.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 322-3.

Custodial history Presumably passed to Sir Alan Gardiner after Peet's death.

Immediate source of acquisition Formed part of the bequest of Sir Alan Gardiner.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content Index of Late Egyptian Grammar, index for Egyptian Dictionary, and various other indexes. Notebooks containing copies of hieratic papyri and ostraca.

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 See Gardiner catalogue page 124 (in the Griffith Institute).

5. Allied materials area

Location of originals These are originals.

Existence of copies None.

Related units of description None.

Associated material Gardiner MSS 42.230 (correspondence).

Publications Presumably used in the preparation of various articles and books.


(May 29, 2003)

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