In November 1922, a momentous discovery of the intact tomb, known archaeologically as KV62, of the 18. Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun – unlike any other before or since – was to change our understanding of the ancient world it was the legendary discovery in the Valley of the Kings and Howard Carter’s painstaking clearance of the intact royal burial that was to secure his place in history. He became an international celebrity. HOWARD CARTERS EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PERSONAL LEATHERBOUND ADDRESS BOOK SIGNED ON THE OPENING PAGE WITH HIS OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE. 6077 (After an unpleasant incident with his brother Samuel Carter, he moved out of a rented flat in his brothers house to this new address beside Albert Hall, a distinctly fashionable address), 6.75 x 5.5, bearing. His handwriting on more than 40 pages as he records the names and addresses of over 200 associates. Clients, family members, Egyptian archaeology officials, art and antiquities dealers (Cairo, Paris, London, New York), Egyptian University professors, ambassadors, wealthy collectors, the whos who of British nobility, luxury hotel managers around the world who took special care with each Howard Carter visit. And many entries yet to be researched. This address book is simply one of the most amazing items I have had the privilege to handle. It is packed full with historic figures that, in various ways, interacted in the amazing 1922 discovery, excavation, sponsorship, and reporting on the Tutankhamuns tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Not only does this personal address book paint the picture of an extraordinary discovery generally acknowledged to be the greatest in all archaeology but it paints the portrait of an extraordinary man. Among the notable names in Howard Carters private address book are a wide representation of the various parts of the life of one who had in his time achieved remarkable popular esteem. Whos original intent was to study and analyze the results of the excavations and publish the information for the scholarly world, soon realized in 1891 the need to establish a new branch to be called the Archaeological Survey which was charged with the function of protecting the surviving antiquities before the depredations of time, weather, visitors, vandals, and robbers brought their ultimate fate in destruction. They commissioned the 17 year old Howard Carter as an artist (copy artist) for an archaeologist. Carter was well trained by his father in the basic skills of draftsmanship and could also draw and paint with more than ordinary skill. The then 21 year old budding Egyptologist, accomplished botanist and garden historian, who hired Howard Carter on the recommendation of a wealthy acquaintance. They worked on the excavation of Beni Hasan and El-Bersheh, which Newberry led. Many years later Newberry would work with Carter as part of his Tutankhamun excavation team for several seasons; the. The English peer and aristocrat best known as the financial backer of the search for and the excavation of Tutankhamuns tomb in the Valley of the Kings; the. English Egyptologist, art historian, and author whos lifelong interest was in the great discovery. He became an assistant curator at the. And would author a series of books that would establish his career as an Egyptologist and art historian. English army officer, science advisor, administrator, zoologist and conservationist. In 1898 he was appointed as the Director of the Zoological Gardens at Giza, Egypt. English Egyptologist, linguist, philologist, and independent scholar. He is regarded as one of the premier Egyptologist of the early and mid-20. Howard Carter singles out him for his aid with translating the inscriptions in King Tuts tomb. German/English art dealer in London whos gallery represented artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler during the early 1900s. Egyptian Egyptologist who wrote the 16-volume. Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. And supervised the excavation of many ancient Egyptian tombs under the auspices of Cairo University. Major-General Robert Hutchison, 1. Scottish soldier and Liberal politician who handled the Egyptian compensation settlement with Lady Carnarvon after the death of the Earl of Carnarvon. English archaeologist and professor at the Farouk 1 University in. London surgeon to the Royal Northern Hospital and Queen Charlottes Hospital who was also a professional Rugby football player and scholar in mediaeval architecture and sculpture, horticulture and Hellenic travel. His greatest achievement was the 1926 discovery of the Ummayad mosaics of the Great Mosque of Damascus; Sir. British chemist and archaeologist. He worked with some of the major archaeologists of the time, including Howard Carter and Percy Newberry. He bequeathed his considerable collection of artifacts to the. A leading antiquities dealer with his extensive gallery in. Derry anatomist who performed the autopsy of the mummy of Tutankhamun. The botanist who, along with Percy Newberry, examined a number of specimens from the tomb of Tutankhamun with a view to their identification botanically. The specimens included samples of seeds, fruits, leaves, and pieces of wood. They issued a final report which was used in Howard Carters publication of Tutankhamuns tomb. Famous American architect who designs include MITs. And the famous Rockefeller family estate in. Engaged him in many European projects. He met Carter in 1925 while in. On behalf of Rockefellers funded new. In 1934 he became a partner with Howard Carter in the antiquities business and they used dealer Eustache de Lorey as an intermediary. Brummer Gallery (Joseph, Imer & Ernest Brummer). Hungarian-born art dealers and collectors with galleries in. They were among the most significant art dealers of the first half of the 20. Century, dealing in a broad range of art that spanned from classical antiquity to modern art. Lady Winifred Burghclere wife of Herbert Gardner, 1. Baron Burghclere and sister of the Earl of Carnarvon. Who was asked by Howard Carter to write an introduction about the dead Earl for his book on the great discovery. English archaeological photographer and Egyptologist, best known for his photographs of excavations in Egypts Valley of the Kings. His most famous photographs are the 1,400 he took documenting Howard Carters excavation of Tutankhamuns tomb. Was the third director of the. Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts. For over 21 years and lectured on archaeology at Harvard. Served as Director of Scientific Research at the British Museum and was a distinguished archaeological. Chemist who devised a technique for safely removing the fragile pall (cloth spread over the coffin of Tutankhamuns coffin) and then preserved it and made a special lining for it. German Egyptologist whos important excavations in Giza, Qau, and Aniba between 1903-31, led to the discovery of many objects that are now in The Egyptian Museum. Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, 17. Was a Spanish peer, diplomat, politician, art collector, and Olympic medalist. German-American art historian, art critic and Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, one of Howard Carters clients. He was Professor of English Literature at the. And advised Carter on literary matters, including playing an important part in the preparation of Carters second volume about the discovery (1927). Was a British art historian, who co-founded the Courtauld Institute of Art in. The Witt Library was the worlds largest archive of reproductions of paintings and drawings which they bequeathed to The Courtauld Institute upon the couples death in 1952. AND THATS JUST 30 OF THE OVER 200 HANDWRITTEN ENTRIES OF FASCINATING PEOPLE WHO HOWARD CARTER FELT IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO INCLUDED IN THIS PRIVATE ADDRESS BOOK! THE NEW OWNER WILL BE TAKEN ON A TOUR OF THE LIFE AND HISTORY OF THE MAN WHO EXPLORED DARK PLACES NOT SEEN BY THE HUMAN EYE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. This historic find comes with. 162 pages of biographical research on many of the people listed in the address book. As the new owner of this historic find you can experience Howard Carters life with each of his handwritten entriesunearth the many layers of surprising histories and meanings that lie behind each seemingly mundane record hiding just below the surface of each jotting. Howard Carter became famous because of a 4,000 year old man; now you can trace each step of a remarkable archaeologists career. In this amazing address book principally relating to his great discovery. But also covering every aspect of his career as artist, Egyptologist, collector and dealer. The book is in very good to fine condition, with wear to the covers, and damp staining to the back cover and final half dozen pages of the book; interior pages are otherwise clean and fine. Came from humble if artistic stock and from 1893 to 1899 was responsible for the. Drawing of the painted reliefs in the. This experience led to his appointment in 1899 as first chief inspector of antiquities in Upper Egypt: Carter’s appointment at the age of twenty-six, with limited archaeological experience and no formal qualifications, surprised the archaeological community in. He was transferred to the lower Egyptian inspectorate in. In 1904, but the following year resigned from the antiquities service and. For three years he scraped a living by painting watercolors, and by conducting rich foreign tourists around the ancient sites of. He began his celebrated association with. The Earl of Carnarvon. In 1909, winning the concession to dig in the. Valley of the Kings. But he discovered nothing very much until, having persuaded Carnarvon to finance one last season, he made his momentous discovery in November 1922. Carnarvon’s support apart, during this earlier part of his career he financed himself in eighteenth-century fashion by supplying rich clients with antiquities. He remained an archaeologist with no formal qualifications, and was to receive virtually no formal acknowledgment from the British government for what he achieved; amends being made only retrospectively by his present-day colleagues at the British Museum in caring for his grave, and by the widespread fascination in the strange and beautiful objects, that he discovered and that. The present personal address book celebrates. After the clearance of the tomb had been completed, Carter retired from archaeology and became a part-time agent for collectors and museums. In 1924 he toured. Delivering a series of illustrated lectures. In 1926 he received the Order of the. Third class, from King Fuad 1 of Egypt. The epitaph on the gravestone reads: May your spirit live, may you spend millions of years, you who love Thebes, sitting with your face to the north wind, your eyes beholding happiness, a quotation taken from the Wishing Cup of Tutankhamun. Provenance: Inside front cover contains a John E. Carter, Howard Carters great-nephew, address label. He had in his possession a considerable collection of Howard Carter papers that were formerly in the possession of Phyllis Walker, Carters niece and heir of the bulk of his estate. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs. We financially stand behind our COA. 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