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The Sugden Heritage Collections at Queen's College hold an internationally important collection of Methodist books, manuscripts and realia.

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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.

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.

Amulets

Queen's College, Parkville

Eight amulets of various materials glued to piece of card with small paper label inscribed 'C4'.

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 1791 January 13, near London to Mr Henry Anderson, at Kilham near Malton, Yorkshire, from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

Henry Bath acquired this letter from the Rev. J.E. Waugh, who bought it from the Rev. J.E. Waugh, who bought it from the Rev. John Eggleston, who had received it from the son of the Rev. John Gaulter (d.1839). Anderson did not enter until the Conference of 1791 after Wesley's death.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a floral element/bead.

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 1789 November 20, near London to Miss Smith at Mr Smith's Corn merchants, Newcastle upon Tyne, from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

Henry Bath acquired this letter from the Rev. J.E. Waugh, who bought it from the Rev. John Eggleston, who had received it from the son of the Rev. John Gaulter (d.1839). Mary Smith was John Wesley's step-grand-daughter.

Curtain fabric

Queen's College, Parkville

Piece of curtain fabric from the bed in which John Wesley died.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for Bes.

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.

Short strand of beads

Queen's College, Parkville

Light green ring beads strung with a number of different bead/amulet types, including a small turquoise multiple wedjat-eye, a light-green single wedjat-eye with a brown pupil, four small light-green circular beads pierced across width, a light-green squat spherical bead, a light-green daisy style bead and a beige barrel-bead with ribbed surface decoration. Small paper label inscribed with 'A5' attached to strand.

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 grape cluster.

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.

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.

Shabti

Queen's College, Parkville

Remains of a white wash over surface with yellow on the face and neck. Face, wig and hieroglyphs on front in black, hands of crossed arms in red/brown paint. On back across shoulders basket painted in black. Small paper label inscribed with 'A8' attached to back.

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.

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.

Glass seal

Queen's College, Parkville

Small glass seal carved with the head of John Wesley.

China plaque

Queen's College, Parkville

China plaque with Wesley’s head in the centre, and the words “THE BEST OF ALL GOD IS WITH US” These were Wesley’s final words from his deathbed.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The best of all God is with us The Revd John Wesley AM Wesleyan Methodist Society Established 1739"

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.

Shabti

Queen's College, Parkville

Upper half, feet and band running down front of figure is yellow outlined in red. Face, wig and hieroglyphs on front in black, crossed arms holding implements in red. On back across shoulders representation of a basket and outline of arms in red. Yellow on upper half and on feet on back of figure. Small paper label inscribed with 'A9' attached to back.

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

Wedjat-eye

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 bead.

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 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.

Bird mummy in a coffin

Queen's College, Parkville

Cartonnage coffin blackened on inside and out from resin/bitumen used to preserve bird and cover coffin. Remains of gold foil on exterior of coffin where bird's head would rest. Only head of bird extant with remainder of material now gone. It is also possible the coffin solely contained the head and was filled with plant remains, mud or linen.

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.

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.

Bead netting

Queen's College, Parkville

Cylinder, disc and ring beads in blues (predominantly), greens, yellow and reds. Small paper label inscribed with 'A2' attached to the netting.

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.

Osiris figurine

Queen's College, Parkville

Crudely formed figure in the round of Osiris with tripartite crown and arms folded at the front. Has own flat base and also suspension loop attached to back between shoulders.

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

The number 9 inscribed in white paint on back of figurine

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1780 December 13, London [to John Valton] from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

The address in Wesley's handwriting is now separated along the fold from the letter to Valton, and has on its verso a second letter written b S. Bradford to an unknown recipient at an unknown date.

Lustreware chalice

Queen's College, Parkville

Lustreware chalice supposedly used in a communion service when John Wesley preached his first sermon at Land's End

Bundle of straw wrapped in linen

Queen's College, Parkville

Bundle of straw wrapped in linen.

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 'Hank of Grass bought in Egypt by Petrie 2600 BC XII Dynasty'. Small paper label inscribed with 'B10' glued to back of label.

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.

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.

Fragments of cuneiform tablet

Queen's College, Parkville

Fragment of a disintegrating cuneiform tablet.

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 1786 December 10, London [to John Eggleston], from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Short strand of beads

Queen's College, Parkville

Pale green biconical beads and one green glass cylinder bead. Small paper label inscribed with 'A5' attached to strand.

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 1775 February 9, London to Mr Valton at Purfleet, from John Wesley. Holograph, signed. Has a red seal.

Historical information

Brought from England in 1838 by the Rev. John Waterhouse then given by his youngest daughter, Mrs Hobbs of Auckland, NZ in 1859 to the Rev. J.W. Crisp, who gave it to his grandson Walter Freeman Brownell, who presented it to his nephew, Drew Lelean. Donated by the Rev. Drew Lelean February 2004 on behalf of the Lelean family.

Lamp

Queen's College, Parkville

Clay lamp

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 1789 September 16 [to Samuel Wesley, addressed] to Miss Wesley in Chesterfield Street, Marylebone, from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

Written to "my dear Sammy" i.e. John Wesley's nephew Samuel Wesley 1766 - 1837, son of Charles Wesley. The recipient identified by Eliza T. Tooth.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1761 December 14, London to "Dear Brother" from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

John Lenton noted: "To a Preacher, probably an Assistant, in the North." Not in Telford.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back of mount: pencil note JG Williams Baker Street.

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.

Faience moulds

Queen's College, Parkville

Twenty two moulds for manufacturing faience items, glued to piece of card with small paper label inscribed 'C5'.

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.

Cat figurine

Queen's College, Parkville

Crudely made figure of a cat set into a modern wooden base.

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

The number 13 inscribed in white painted on front of base.

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.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a ring shank 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.

Osiris figurine

Queen's College, Parkville

Crudely formed figure of Osiris with tripartite crown and arms crossed in front holding crook and flail. Back is flat and broken at the feet.

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

The number 8 inscribed in white paint on back of figurine

Mixed bead necklace

Queen's College, Parkville

Ring beads in white, beige, blues, greens, reds, browns and yellow. Small paper label inscribed with 'A3' 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.

Portrait bust - Bust of John Wesley

Queen's College, Parkville

Coloured, hollow back portrait bust of John Wesley with impressed circular plaque to reverse.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque reads: "The Rev'd John Wesley M.A. Aged 81 E Wood Sculp Burslem"

Amulet

Queen's College, Parkville

Heart

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.

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.

Roll of papyrus

Queen's College, Parkville

Roll of papyrus

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.