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Queen's College Parkville, Victoria

Queen’s College is home to the Sugden Heritage Collections, an internationally significant collection of rare books, Bibles, and Methodistica. The Collections include signed manuscript letters by John Wesley, a remarkable collection of Bibles dating from 1495 to the 19th century, as well as the Dodgson Collection of Egyptian Antiquities and Coptic Textiles.

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1-17 College Crescent Parkville Victoria 3052
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+61 9349 0789

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Bundle of reeds wrapped in linen

Queen's College, Parkville

Piece of linen wrapped round plant remains.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Amulet

Queen's College, Parkville

White crown

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Inkwell and stand

Queen's College, Parkville

Glass inkwell and timber stand. The wooden inkstand has 2 small brass plaques attached to it.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque 1: "Presented to Mr A Cecil Osborne by the Trustees of Wesley's Chapel, City Road London on the occasion of the 150th anniversary November 1st 1928. Made from old oak given to John Wesley for his chapel from the government shipyards at Deptford 1777" Plaque 2: Presented by Mrs Osborne of Hammers Lane, Mill Hill, London, To the Mont Albert Methodist Church In appreciation of gifts received from the Mont Albert Congregation, November 1947.

Cuneiform envelope

Queen's College, Parkville

Clay envelope with cuneiform inscription.

Historical information

The cuneiform envelope and accompanying letter were acquired by Aquila Dodgson in 1890. He acquired the items from the collection of a Mr Cutter with the assistance of Theodore Pinches, Keeper of Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum, who went to view Mr Cutter's material at Aquila's request. The envelope was addressed by Nadin-ahi to his brothers Bil-bullit-su and Marduk-balat-su-ikbi and the letter inside concerned land contracts. This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Staffordshire pottery figurine of John Wesley

Queen's College, Parkville

Staffordshire Pottery pearlware figure of John Wesley preaching, standing on a square hollow base. Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse. Open bottomed.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a cornflower with remains of white and yellow substance on interior.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Fragment of inscribed brick

Queen's College, Parkville

A mud brick fragment with cuneiform inscription.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Ostracon

Queen's College, Parkville

Ostracon with Greek text.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1784 January 16, London to Mr Richd Rodda at the Preachinghouse in Birmingham, from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1785 September 13, Bristol to Mr John Valton at the Methodist-Chapel, York, from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

Originally no.9 in the Waterhouse Collection.

Cuneiform letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Clay letter with cuneiform inscription.

Historical information

The cuneiform letter and accompanying envelope were acquired by Aquila Dodgson in 1890. He acquired the items from the collection of a Mr Cutter with the assistance of Theodore Pinches, Keeper of Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum, who went to view Mr Cutter's material at Aquila's request. The envelope was addressed by Nadin-ahi to his brothers Bil-bullit-su and Marduk-balat-su-ikbi and the letter inside concerned land contracts. This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1779 August 5, London to [the Rev. Samuel Bradburn], from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

Given by S. Bradburn's daughter to Abraham Whitehouse, then given to the Rev. H.B. Britten. Britten's grandson Arthur gave it to his niece Ivy Pizzey July 1949, who gave it to Charles Pizzey c.1967.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1772 August 3, Leeds to Mr John Valton, from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

Not in Telford

Amulet

Queen's College, Parkville

Papyrus sceptre

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a Taweret with remains of pale yellow substance on interior.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Mummified human hand

Queen's College, Parkville

Remains of linen bandaging in crossover pattern. The distal phalanges of the fingers and thumb are missing.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Fragments of papyrus

Queen's College, Parkville

Five pieces of card upon which papyrus fragments have been glued and also an envelope of small miscellaneous fragments.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a mandrake.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a lotus flower with remains of white substance on interior.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Ostracon

Queen's College, Parkville

Ostracon with Greek text.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Inscriptions & Markings

Small paper label inscribed with 'C10' attached to back of ostracon.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a floral element.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Yellow bead necklace

Queen's College, Parkville

Ring beads with small paper label inscribed with 'A4' attached to necklace.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1760 December 9, London to the Revd Mr Furly at Kippax, near Ferrybridge, Yorkshire from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

In Telford IV: 118

Ball of thread

Queen's College, Parkville

Ball of flax thread.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label attached reads '2600 BC Ball of thread XII Dynasty Bought in Egypt by Petrie 1889'. Small paper label inscribed with 'B11' glued to back of label.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1759 November 21, London to the Revd Mr Furly at Kippax, near Ferrybridge, Yorkshire from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

In Telford IV: 79

Amulet

Queen's College, Parkville

Sun disc

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a cornflower with remains of red substance on interior.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Piece of oak beam from the Epworth Rectory where John Wesley was born.

Queen's College, Parkville

Small piece of oak from a beam in the rectory at Epworth, where John Wesley was born. Mounted on card.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a nfr-sign.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Shabti

Queen's College, Parkville

Turquoise with wig, false beard and arms folded across the front. Back is flat.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.