Griffith Institute Archive
Description of material
This description is based on the General International Standard Archival
1. Identity statement
Reference code n/a
Title Simpson photographs.
Dates of creation of the material 1888.
Extent 1 box.
Name of creator Simpson, James Parker (1841-1897).
Administrative and biographical history British businessman. Born, Leeds 1841. Died 1897. Began
his own grain merchanting business in Northumberland in 1866, and built his first maltings at Alnwick
in the early 1870s. The business flourished over the following twenty years supplying local breweries
in the North of England. For health reasons, acting on advice from his doctor, he visited Egypt in
Custodial history In the possession of the Simpson family.
Immediate source of acquisition Permission to make prints and scans from the original negatives was
given by his great grandson Mr Simon B. Simpson OBE.
Related documentation Griffith Institute Archive MSS Correspondence box file.
3. Content and structure
Scope and content 53 black and white photographs.
System of arrangement Arranged according to the numbering written on the original negatives.
Unnumbered negatives have been arranged topographically and where not applicable by subject.
4. Access and use
Legal status Property of the Griffith Institute.
Access conditions Permission has been granted by Mr S. B. Simpson OBE for these photographs to
be consulted in the Archive, but permission for publication must be obtained from the owner of the
Copyright conditions Copyright S. B. Simpson OBE.
Language of material English.
Physical characteristics No problems.
Finding aids Catalogue.
5. Allied materials area
Location of originals In the possession of S. B. Simpson OBE.
Existence of copies Not known.
Related units of description None.
Associated material Not known.
'Two destroyed scenes in the burial chamber of the Tombeau des Vignes (TT 96)', in Discussions in Egyptology 63 (2005) (forthcoming)
(December 8, 2005)