Joseph Lindon Smith Diaries and Letters
View the Lindon Smith Collection (in process).
One of the projects falling under the Emma B. Andrews group umbrella is the transcription of a couple of diaries written by the artist Joseph Lindon Smith and his family during the seasons he worked with Theodore Davis in the Valley of the Kings (1904-5 and 1906-7). The quirky observations are interspersed with doodles and lists which will make for an interesting TEI encoding challenge. We also have a small corpus of correspondence to encode.
Credits: the American Archives of Art for permission to transcribe this material.
Letter dated March 4th 1906 written by Joseph Lindon Smith on SS Serapis stationery.
Inspector of Antiquities Arthur Weigall wrote a permission note for Smith to camp near the temple of Abu Simbel for a ‘few days.’