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Diary Transcription: begin page 31
Tuesday, January 26, 1915 (continued)

This Diary from this point on until my return from the Sudan on March 1st is based upon the notes kept by Mr. Story.
I wrote today another letter to Mr. Daressy applying again for a concession to Tanis, explaining that our Museum had just cabled that if the site can be secured they will guarantee ample funds for the prosecution of the work. I suggested that we would be willing to work on condition that we reach an agreement with the French Concessionaire to divide his part of the site with him.

Wednesday, January 27, 1915

This forenoon the railway track is being moved to the NW part of the cemetery where Mr. Story is to Carry on the work for the Coxe Expedition. While engaged in this work five bullets struck near the men, these had ricocheted from the rifle range under the edge of the hill. Dr. Reisner, who had already complained about bullets striking near his house just above the excavations, has written another letter about this to General Bridges, who is in Command. At noon a sand storm came up, which increased rapidly in violence during the afternoon.

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Display Page Dates
    Modern
  • Display Page Dates
    01/26/1915; 01/27/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    General Bridges
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. H. Lyman Story
    Mr. H. Lyman Story

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • General Bridges

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA