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Diary Transcription: begin page 11
Tuesday, January 26, 1915

Worked on the bulletin article re Kerma and Giza all the morning. Dr. Reisner wrote to General Bridges, Commanding Officer of the Australian forces telling him that I was to be left in charge here, and asking him to assist me in every possible way. He also asked him to make the ranges safer, as several bullets have struck around the camp and in the works. Fisher has received a cable from Penn. telling him that the extra money he wanted ($8000.- for this year and $15000.- for next year). I received today from Fisher 10000 piasters to carry on his work while he is away.

Wednesday, January 27, 1915

This forenoon the track is being moved to the N.W. part of the cemetery, where I am to carry on Fisher’s work. Five bullets struck near the workmen, and Dr. Reisner has written another letter to General Bridges. Gave Fisher Pt. [piasters] 500 from box. A sandstorm came up at noon and rapidly increased in violence during the afternoon. A cable came from Mrs. Smith asking for news of Joe Smith. Mr. Murray came to the camp this afternoon. He has been to the Canal and says that at Kantara there are eleven thousand…

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    General Bridges
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. Murray
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • 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.
  • 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 Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA
  • Mr. Murray

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Nubian dictionary