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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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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.

Fragments of skull

Queen's College, Parkville

Fragment of skull

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 'Skull Bones from Sakhara' glued to one of the fragments.

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.

Amulet

Queen's College, Parkville

Scarab

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

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.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1773 September 29, Bradford to Mr Valton at Purfleet, Essex, from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

'Presented to the College in 1889 by Rev. James Hutchinson, who had it from the widow of the Rev. John Waterhouse.' (E.H. Sugden in "The Wesleyan Methodist Magazine" 132 (1909): 531

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.

Mug

Queen's College, Parkville

Mug with blue and white transfer print of John Wesley with text on two sides. It was made to commemorate the centenary of the Wesleyan Methodism, on October 28th 1839 and bears prints of John Wesley and the dates of his birth , death etc. It stands at 86 mm high and measures 115 mm in diameter including the handle .

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.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

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

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

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.

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.

Funerary cone

Queen's College, Parkville

Two ovals of hieroglyphs with remains of a red/brown paint on face of cone and round edge.

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 'A6' attached to cone.

Amulets

Queen's College, Parkville

Thirty eight faience amulets glued to piece of card with small paper label inscribed with 'C2'.

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

Inscribed in pencil at top left corner with 'Amulets'.

Collar

Queen's College, Parkville

Blue frit and faience cylinder beads, frit double spacer beads and faience disc and ring beads. Majority of frit bead medium blue with pale blue and turquoise green faience beads. Disc and ring beads of faience in blues, reds, greens, yellow, white and very dark brown or red. Some ring beads in blue frit.

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.

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.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1755 May 10, Leeds to Mr Samuel Furly in Queen's College, Cambridge from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

In Frank Baker "Works of John Wesley" v.26 Letters II: 557. In Telford III: 128.

Wall plaster

Queen's College, Parkville

Coarse, gritty fabric almost sandy. Plastered surface has a dark brown paint with a star like pattern in yellow over the top.

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 'B9' attached to back of largest fragment.

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.

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.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a leaf.

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.

Cartonnage sandal soles

Queen's College, Parkville

Two sandal soles with yellow base, over which was painted blue and black.

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 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.

Staffordshire pottery figurine of John Wesley

Queen's College, Parkville

Staffordshire Pottery figure of John Wesley preaching, standing on a circular base. Gilt embellishment and text "Wesley" on base. Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Wesley" in gilt on base.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

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

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a grape cluster 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.

Canopic jar sherds with inscription in hieroglyphs

Queen's College, Parkville

Two sherds that join to form a Canopic jar which held the stomach removed during mummification. The stomach was placed under the protection of Duamutef, one of the four Sons of Horus, who were charged with protection of the viscera removed during mummification. He was represented as a human figure with the head of a dog. Duamutef was then placed under the protection of the goddess Neith.

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 'A11' attached to back of sherd. The inscription, consisting of four columns of text reads: Words spoken by Neith My arms embrace what is in me I protect Nuamutef, who is in me The revered one with Duamutef, (Osiris) the dignitary Tusy true of voice. (translation by Dr Olaf Kaaper)

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a scarab.

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.