FLINDERS

[Sir Flinders Petrie [Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie], distinguished British Egyptologist.] Autograph Signature on fragment of a letter.

Author: 
Sir Flinders Petrie [Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942)], distinguished British Egyptologist, Edwards Professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Philology at University College London
Petrie
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£100.00
Petrie

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. Irregular rectangle of watermarked laid paper, roughly 10.5 x 3.5 cm, cut from a letter in response to a request for an autograph. In good condition, lightly aged, with vertical fold to left of signature. Good clear signature. Reads: ‘Yours very sincerely, / W. M. F Petrie.’ On the reverse is a fragment of the letter: ‘[...] The founders of [...] by months. That the Egns. recognised the Start of Dynasties at the time is shewn by the 1st king [...] parodying - the titles [...]’

Autograph Note Signed ('Geo: Macdonald') to unnamed male correspondent [the autograph collector Rev. E. J. A. Davies?]

Author: 
Sir George Macdonald (1862-1940), numismatist, classical scholar, archaeologist and civil servant
Publication details: 
13 March 1931; on embossed letterhead '17 LEARMOUTH GARDENS | EDINBURGH'.
£20.00

One page, 12mo. Very good, with a little light spotting at foot. 'Dear Sir, | I suppose it will suffice if I sign myself | Yours faithfully | Geo: Macdonald'. Docketed in pencil at foot.

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