Petrie, W.M. Flinders (William Matthew Flinders), 1853-1942

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Birth 1853-06-03
Death 1942-07-28
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

English author and Egyptologist.

From the description of W.M. Flinders Petrie Letters, 1883-1884. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 33347177

W.M. Flinders Petrie was born in Kent, educated at home by his well-educated parents, and showed an interest in antiquities. He began his career with studies of English sites, notably Stonehenge, 1880, then went to Egypt where he became the major figure in exploration of the pyramids. He was Professor of Egyptology at the University College, London, 1892-1933, and was the major influence on the next generation of archaeologists. He was knighted in 1923.

From the description of Flinders Petrie letter to O.W. Richardson, 1937 June 6. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61113141

British archaeologist.

From the description of Letter to an unidentifed editor, 1925 May 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 64433603

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  • Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
  • Authors and publishers--History--19th century--Sources
  • Archaeologists--Correspondence
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  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence

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