The E. A. Wallis Budge Manuscript Collection
Scope and Content
This collection is arranged in three series. It contains bound manuscripts of works by Budge from 1909 to 1915, unbound manuscripts of works by Budge from 1923 to 1935, and an extensive collection of index cards created for the Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary (edited by Budge, copyright 1920).
- 1909 - 1935
Language of Materials
English, Ethiopic, Egyptian
There are no special restrictions to the access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The E.A. Wallis Budge Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
- 1857 July 27
- Born, Cornwall, England
- Student, Semitic Languages, Cambridge University
- Joined staff of British Museum in London
- Keeper of the department of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities, British Museum
- 1934 November 23
Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge was a prominent British archeologist specializing in Middle East antiquities. He mastered numerous ancient languages and embarked on several archeological excavations in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Sudan. He played a key role in discovering many tablets, manuscripts, and papyri from these regions and produced important translations such as The Book of the Dead (1899), Coptic Homilies (1910), and Literature of the Ancient Egyptians (1914).
20 Linear Feet (12 Boxes)
This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written in the winter of 1996, by Douglas Denne under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in April of 2009.
- The E.A. Wallis Budge Manuscript Collection
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