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Diary Transcription: begin page 19
Sunday, January 31, 1915 (continued)

Early in the afternoon L.T. Williams came to the camp. I had promised a few days ago to let him look at Erman’s and Breasted’s books. His home address is Myrtleford P.O., Victoria, and his address while with the troops is No.429, Davis [?] Williams, Ov.[?] 2. I.S.C., First Australian Division. One of the finest fellows I ever met.
Wrote Dr. Reisner, enclosing letters.

Monday, February 1, 1915

Day of rest for the men. I wrote Dr. Reisner enclosing a number of letters for himself and Fisher. Reis Mahmud and I went to Cairo on the nine o’clock train, and went to see Congdon in regard to the tools which they supposed had arrived from Burroughs Wellcome & Co., London. Rev. Dr. James Alan Montgomery of the American School of Oriental Research called while I was in Cairo, to see Fisher and left a card saying he would try again. It is raining hard this evening. Last night Bechari took a photograph showing only space between 3030 and 3050, and I have asked him to photograph the whole field tomorrow morning before the men start work. Reis Mahmud presented me with an English-Arabic book which he purchased in Cairo.

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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
    01/31/1915; 02/01/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Bishari Mahfud (expedition photographer)
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
    Mr. Congdon
    Mr. Williams
    Rev. Dr. James A. Mongomery
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 3030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3050

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 8

Modern People

  • Bishari Mahfud (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. 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.
  • Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1926–1933. Brother of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1908-1926) and father of Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Head Reis 1933-1935).
  • Mr. Congdon

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

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA
  • Mr. Williams

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Member of Autralian Imperial Forces stationed at Mena House
  • Rev. Dr. James A. Mongomery

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Member of the American School of Oriental Reseatch