Great work at the BM on Egyptological archives
Originally posted on British Museum blog:
Patricia Usick, Honorary Archivist, Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum
The archive of the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan has recently acquired a fascinating collection of letters from Joseph Bonomi (1796-1878) to his friend and colleague Samuel Sharpe (1799-1881). Both men were important figures in early Egyptology with close connections to the British Museum; their friendship and interests are reflected in this lively, scholarly, and intimate correspondence of 1857-1878.
Bonomi’s contribution to Egyptology and his long and productive career have not been sufficiently appreciated.