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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Shelfmark:  Waller Ms fr-01756
Type of object:  manuscript
Dimensions:  245 x 188mm
Extent:  2 foll.
Material:  paper
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS
Type of element:  letter
Extent:  1a-2b
Language:  French, Greek, Egyptian
Place:  Torino
Date:  1824-11
Short summary:  Explanation of some hieroglyphs, regrets that some colleagues keep Egyptian drawings for themselves instead of publishing them, and important discovery in the Museum of Turin: fragments of papyruses, carrying the names of Egyptian kings, later called the "Royal Canon of Turin"
Person:  Champollion, Jean-François, 1790-1832, Egyptologist, author
Person:  Migliarini, Arcangelo Michele, 1779-1865, Librarian, Archaeologist, Philologist, addressee
Person:  Salt, Henry, 1780?-1827, Traveller, Diplomat, Collector, person referred to ?
Subject:  Philology
COMMENTS
Comments:  This letter has been written by Champollion just after he, in November 1824, discovered the so called Royal Canon of Turin in the Museum of this town. It can be compared to another letter, from 6th November 1824, where Champollion describes for his brother, Champollion-Figeac, the same event (in: Champollion, Jean-François (le jeune), Lettres de Champollion le jeune, recueillies et annotées par H. Hartleben. Tome Ier. Lettres écrites d'Italie, Paris, E. Leroux, 1909). Kept with a notice from the autograph dealer's catalogue, where a part of the letter is reproduced. This letter contains some hieroglyphs.
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