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Diary Transcription: begin page 6
Wednesday, December 2, 1914

Spent the morning in the British Museum when I delivered my letter to Mr. Budge. He was very pleasant but rather scornful of American Expeditions in Egypt. He stated as his opinion that all the American expeditions ever did in Egypt was to spend a lot of money on a very big house and then spend the rest of their money in buying antiquities. When I mentioned the work which Dr. Reisner was doing for the Museum at Boston, he said that Dr. Reisner was not an American, but a German! When I asked him if he could suggest any sites in Egypt, he refused, and that that would have been giving away valuable information.
I left £50. on deposit with Brown, Shipley & Co. against which I could draw checks in payment for supplies ordered from London in the future.

Thursday-Friday, December 3-4, 1914

Occupied in seeing that goods were shipped off to the dock, and in settling various accounts. I had some difficulty in…

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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
    12/02/1914; 12/03/1914; 12/04/1914
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Ernest Budge, British, 1857–1934
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • Ernest Budge

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1857–1934
    • Remarks Sir; Egyptologist and orientalist; British Museum curator. 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.