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Volume 19 Summary
The party spends a week in New York before departing on Saturday 16th November 1912. Their route to Egypt took them via Naples on the SS Berlin. Accompanying Emma and Theodore were Mary Newberry and her daughter Doris on their first trip to Egypt, and the faithful manservant Daniel Jones. The party met Harry Burton in Italy, before boarding the Prinz Heinrich for Egypt. Emma alludes to Theodore’s ongoing decline in health. The party spend a week in Cairo sightseeing and catching up with old friends and colleagues. Emma takes Theodore to the Cairo Museum to visit Sir Gaston Maspero and discuss proposed repairs to the ‘magnificent cover to the so-called Tyii’s coffin’. The piece has never been displayed, and Emma notes that it will make a fine addition to ‘Theodore’s exhibit at the Museum’.
The party settles on board the ‘Beduin’, and the usual stream of guests begin to stop by for tea and conversation. Some of the regulars include Rev. Archibald Sayce. The journey south takes 10 days; they arrive in Luxor December 22 1912, where they are greeted by old friends including Mr Whymper, Mr. Erskine Nicol, Harry Burton and Mr. Lancelot Crane. Emma notes that Mr. Nicol paints a picture of the mountain range opposite Luxor - ‘the very best picture I ever saw of his’. She notes that Harry Burton is digging at Medinet Habu. Baron Von Bissing and his wife make regular appearances, while Maspero and Alan Gardiner visit the party. Whilst in Luxor, the group and Jones spent three nights in the Valley, presumably in Davis’s Dig House.
Emma’s comments are brief, almost terse, listing visitors and guests. Her tone probably reflects the difficult circumstances with Davis.
The party continues south to Aswan in early March, battling high winds along the way. Mary and Doris spent the time sightseeing, before turning around to head back north to Luxor and then back north again towards Cairo with a stop to visit Abydos en route. The group check into the Ghezireh Palace Hotel in early April and Emma records that ‘the new bridge is finished, and trains are running over it. A very fine and long one- and a great convenience - but it spoils the garden somewhat. Cairo is fast changing and improving but losing its unique interesting eastern features,’ A week is spent entertaining guests, including Howard Carter, Albert Lythgoe and von Bissing again. By mid-April the group land in Naples on their return journey, passing through Florence and visiting with Jeanette and Mary Buttles. Theodore is taken out to drive daily by David Constantini and Harry Burton, accompanied by ‘some one or two of the girls’. The final entry is April 16th 1913, stating that the group will be leaving the next day for London.Editors Ketchley, Sarah L. Barton-on-Sea, UK BA, University of Birmingham,UK (1993) PhD, University of Birmingham, UK (2004) Egyptologist U.K. Sarah L. Ketchley is an Independent Scholar and Egyptologist based at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. She is the co-founder of Newbook Digital Texts (http://depts.washington.edu/ndth/) with Professor Walter Andrews and Dr. Mary Childs. She is the Director of the Emma B. Andrews Digital Diary Project (www.emmabandrews.org). The projects have received funding from an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant, and a University of Washington Simpson Center Summer Funding award. She has collaborated with Professor Walter Andrews, Research Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Literature and Dr. Stacy Waters, specialist in Medieval English texts, mark-up languages and digitization fundamentals to develop a model of preservation for distributed, multimodal digital humanities projects.
This edition is the produced under the auspices of Newbook Digital Texts, an independent publishing house established at the University of Washington with the goals of publishing a series of collaboratively produced electronic editions of previously unpublished and little-known manuscripts. These documentary editions are intended to provide wide exposure and access to manuscripts that might otherwise be difficult for scholars to discover and consult, and to provide users with a variety of tools for studying those texts. The first publishing project was the Alexander Svoboda Travel Journal. On the 15th of April, 1897, a 19 year-old European resident of Baghdad, named Alexander Richard Svoboda, set out on a long journey to Europe by caravan, boat and train. From a large and influential family of merchants, artists, and explorers settled in Ottoman Iraq since the end of the 18th century, Alexander traveled in the company of his parents and a departing British diplomat accompanied by his retinue. They followed a circuitous route through the Middle East to Cairo and thence to Europe on a three and a half month journey which Alexander described day-by-day in a journal written in the Iraqi Arabic of his time.
Each text was edited in connection with an undergraduate or graduate independent research internship offered by Dr. Sarah Ketchley, Visiting Scholar and Egyptologist at the University of Washington, and by Professor Walter Andrews, Research Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the University of Washington. The courses provide students with an opportunity to explore issues of textuality and mediation that arise when our cultural archives spread from page to screen and from library shelves to networked databases. Electronic textual editing serves as our vehicle for examining what happens—and envisioning what might happen—when artifacts in one medium are represented in another medium, especially with regard to the interpretive work of reading. Electronic textual editions also provide a contact zone that can help us reflect on what manuscript, print, and "born digital" artifacts can tell us about their unique properties and their relationships to one another.
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After a hurried and tiring week spent in New York at that perfect hotel, the St. Dennis, we sailed on Saturday the 16, for Egypt via Naples on that ship well known to us, the "Berlin", on which we have crossed for two years. Only, this time I was not upstairs in the Captain’s room as usual. We have Mary Newberry and her daughter, Doris, with us, making their first acquaintance with these southern waters. But we are unfortunate - for our second day out was bad - the wind and sea increasing in violence, and for 24 hours it was terrific - it is now better, but the rain and mist continue, and we have only caught a glimpse of the Azores - which we are now passing.
We dropped our anchor about 2 o’clock at Gibraltar. Most of the passengers went ashore, Jones guiding Mary and Doris. They were duly impressed and charmed. We were soon off - it growing wilder as we got well into the Mediterranean.
Reached Algiers after dark - many went ashore - mild and lovely.
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Arrived at noon today - found Harry waiting for us. The pleasant old appartment at the Grand Hotel - a tea at Bertolini’s - and off in the Prinz Heinrick for Egypt on Friday - a very smooth passage over a summer sea, and Egypt at last, and once again. How glad we were for Theodore's sake - and he was so happy to find himself once more here!
We are now established on our boat - waiting for our tug - which should arrive in the morning. How pleasant it is! after a whole month from home spent in hotels and steamers! It has been a busy week in Cairo - Mary and Doris have been sightseeing and motoring about. I have been once to the Museum making a visit to Sir Gaston Maspero with Theo. We spoke of the magnificent cover to the so-called Tyii's coffin which has never been shown to the public and is kept entirely apart in a private room. A man capable of repairing it has been found, and has agreed to do the whole thing and to finish it within 5 months. The gold work, as well as the exquisite inlay - it will be a grand addition to Theodore's exhibit at the Museum. We had quite a little tea party on Sunday afternoon, on the boat. Mr. Sayce, Artin Pasha, Claudius Bey and the young Leavitts. Mr. Sayce is on his way to India. We gave a morning to the zoo - and generally a lot of sight seeing.