Griffith Institute Archive
Description of material
This description is based on the General International Standard Archival
1. Identity statement
Reference code n/a
Title Petrie H. MSS.
Dates of creation of the material Uncertain. Probably the early 1900s.
Extent Two albums.
Name of creator Petrie, Lady Hilda Mary Isabel (1871-1956).
Administrative and biographical history
British Egyptologist. Born, Dublin 1871. Died, London 1956. Through her interest in Egyptology she met, then married, Flinders Petrie in 1896. Worked with her husband on his excavations, helping to raise the money to fund their work. She also assisted Margaret Murray with her excavations of the Osireion at Abydos, 1902-33.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 329.
Custodial history Unknown.
Immediate source of acquisition Unknown.
3. Content and structure
Scope and content Two albums one labelled 'Scraps' which contains mainly photographs, only one of
which shows Egypt (Pyramids and Great Sphinx at Gîza); the rest are British churches and historic
buildings. The other album is labelled 'Post Card Album'; this contains postcards showing French
Prehistoric stone circles, megaliths, and chamber tombs, as well as excavations in progress.
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 and French.
Physical characteristics 'Scraps' album in fragile condition.
Finding aids None.
5. Allied materials area
Location of originals These are originals.
Existence of copies None.
Related units of description Contributions by Hilda Petrie are in journals of Sir W. M. F. Petrie.
Associated material None.
Publications Not published.
(July 29, 2003)