A. Scharff 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 Scharff MSS.

Dates of creation of the material 1935.

Extent 1 box.

2. Context

Name of creator Scharff, Alexander (1892-1950).

Administrative and biographical history
German Egyptologist. Born, Frankfurt, 1892. Died, Munich, 1950. Educated Halle and Berlin. Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Munich, 1923. Professor, 1932-50. Initially specialized in literary, religious, and philosophical texts, but later focussed more on the Predynastic period and archaeology. His most important contribution to the subject was his work on Egyptian chronology and his alignment with Western Asia's. Published extensively.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 376-7.

Custodial history Part of the estate of Professor A. Scharff.

Immediate source of acquisition Presented by his widow in 1958.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content Typescript in 7 folders of a complete synopsis of Theban tomb scenes.

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 German.

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.

(February 20, 2004)

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