Petrie Centenary Speeches

Scope and Content

Typescript speeches on the occasion of the centenary of Sir (Matthew) Flinders birth, by the Provost (B I Evans), Lady Petrie, Mustafa Amer and Margaret Murray.

Administrative / Biographical History

Petrie, Sir (William Matthew) Flinders (18531942), Egyptologist, was born at Ecclesbourne Cottage, Maryon Road, Charlton, near Greenwich, on 3 June 1853, the only child of William Petrie (18211908) and his wife, Anne (18121892), the daughter of Captain Matthew Flinders RN, the navigator and explorer of Australia.

Petrie worked on many excavation sites, mostly in Egypt. He was Edwards Professor of Egyptology at University College London from 1892 to 1933, and Emeritus Professor from 1933. He published many works on excavation. Petrie was knighted in 1923.

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Acquisition Information

Transferred from College Collection, Jun 1988. Old accession no: G S173.