Petrie Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence with John Sebelien.

Administrative / Biographical History

Petrie was born in Charlton and educated privately. He 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.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Given by Mrs Holford of Surbiton in March 1967.

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Related Material

University College London Special Collections also holds correspondence and papers of Sir Flinders Petrie among the records of the Institute of Archaeology (Ref: UCLCA/IA); c27 letters to Sir Francis Galton, 1878-1904 (Ref: GALTON).