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James Lingard-Monk Egypt Journal

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3698

This collection contains James Lingard-Monk’s journal of his excursion to the Valley of the Kings between November 28, 1888 and January, 1889. The preface is signed by Lingard-Monk on March 6, 1889, from Melmore, Southsea. The entries are copied from his original diaries taken during the trip. The accounts detail archaeological sites such as Karnak, Thebes, Luxor, Memphis, Sakkarah and the Great Pyramid of Giza. In addition, Monk describes his experiences, such as balking at exploring a hazardous 'secret passage connecting the temple with that of Edfon' and catching a performance of Howling Dervishes. He also describes the region’s culture, remarking on Arab dress and customs, his visits to a Bedouin bazaar, and the Islamic architecture of Cairo mosques and the tombs of the Mamelukes. The journal also includes personal reflections as well as excerpts from his travel guide books.

Dates

  • 1888-1889

Language

The language of the materials is English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains James Lingard-Monk’s journal of his excursion to the Valley of the Kings between November 28, 1888 and January, 1889. The account details archaeological sites such as Karnak, Thebes, Luxor, Memphis, Sakkarah and the Great Pyramid of Giza. The journal not only includes accounts of his trip but also personal reflections as well as excerpts from his travel guide books.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Boughey Monk Lingard-Monk, an Irish magistrate and former High Sheriff of Donegal, was born in 1853. He was the son of Richard Boughey Lingard-Monk. Monk traveled extensively and kept a number of journals about his excursions. He also published several travel guides. He married Diana Caroline Walpole in 1876 and passed away on August 19, 1905.

Acquisition Note

This item was purchased by Special Collections in 2013.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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