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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, December 24, 1926
Work as before.
I spent most of morning shopping.

Saturday, December 25, 1926
Christmas day.
Work as before. Dows Dunham took day off.

Sunday, December 26, 1926
Work as before.

Monday, December 27, 1926 to Friday, December 31, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
Canopy was assembled. Work went on as before.
Finished report on G 7000 X and articles (1) and (2).
Article (1) = The discovery of the tomb page 10.
(down to April 14).
Article (2) = The clearing of the chamber page 8.
(down to December 16).
These two are intended for newspaper publication in order to forestall the misrepresentation of the results by the press.
The report is intended for a book and contains 69 pages.

1927

Saturday, January 1, 1927
Wheeler on card catalogue register as before. Dunham on canopy cloth and on place list bit of contents of boxes. I went on to photographic register and writing titles on print plates. Supervising reconstruction work. Began lantern slides.

Sunday, January 2, 1927
As before.

Monday, January 3, 1927
Began reconstruction of carrying chair. Wheeler began arranging cards of objects 1925-6 in boxes. Provenance catalogue. Classified object catalogue. Not including G 7000 X. I called on Edgar at Museum this morning
1) discussed my proposal to apply for permission to publish series of three newspaper articles
2) discussion of objects 1924-1926. We make no claim to anything from

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    01/01/1927 through 12/31/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 4

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Campbell Cowan Edgar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1870–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Greek scholar; Acting Director General of the Department of Antiquities. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Wheeler was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy according to George A. Reisner's, "A HIstory of the Giza Necropolis, Vol. I."