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Egypt -- Antiquities

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Father Carney Gavin legacy collection of Holy Land photographs

Call Number: GEN MSS 1724
Overview: The Father Carney Gavin legacy collection of Holy Land photographs documents early photography of Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia in the 1860s and 1870s, as well as early twentieth century archaeological excavations and travel in Iraq, Greece, Egypt, and Palestine. Included are images by M. J. Diness, the Bonfils family, Francis Frith, Abdullah frères, G. Lékégian, J. P. Sébah, and Zangaki. Also present are stereoscopic views of Jerusalem and Palestine...
Dates: 1820-2013, bulk 1860-1993

Thomas Woolner letter to John Frederick Lewis, 1874 April 12

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 53
Scope and Contents: "Ap: 12 '74. My dear Mr Lewis, Sir Vincent Eyre is anxious to do something towards preserving the antiquities in Egypt, and intends drawing up a petition to the Khedive for that purpose, and to have it presented to him thro' the Foreign Office. But in order to give the petition full effect both with our and the Egyptians authorities, he thinks it best to obtain the sanctions and signatures of the President and Council of the R. Academy, and of the Roy: Soc: of Antiquaries. He was speaking to me...
Dates: 1874 April 12

Thomas Woolner Letters to John Frederick Lewis

Call Number: MSS 53
Overview: The collection comprises 15 letters from Thomas Woolner to John Frederick Lewis, written between 1874 and 1876. It also includes 5 letters from Woolner to Lewis’s wife, Marian Harper, one letter from Lewis to dealer William Vokins, and several letters from Woolner’s wife and daughter. The letters primarily concern Lewis’s declining health—he died several months after the last letter in the collection—Woolner’s admiration for Lewis’s painting, updates on the politics of the Royal Academy and...
Dates: 1863-1914, bulk 1874-1876