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Sunday, November 29, 1914 (continued)

...hood or cover over them, to prevent them being seen from above. There is a subdued light in the streets which is to me rather attractive. Just as many people seem to be about, but of course a larger number of soldiers.
Mr. Jones met me at the hotel by appointment, and I intend to use his services in getting together the outfit. Stayed at Salisbury Hotel, Salisbury Square, where I had found good rooms and good table before.

Monday, November 30, 1914

Started out early this morning getting things together. First went to Cooks and booked on the P. + O. India, leaving on Friday from London to Port Said. Then went to Stanleys’ and purchased surveying and drawing equipment. I omitted the theodolite, the most expensive instrument needed, because for a preliminary survey, we would not require it. I also bought a much cheaper plane table, as after seeing them, it seemed to me that the one selected would meet every require…[ment]

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  • 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
  • Display Page Dates
    11/29/1914; 11/30/1914
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

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  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

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