Mrs. F. Ll. Griffith


    WE regret to record the death of Mrs. Griffith, widow of the late Francis LI. Griffith, professor of Egyptology in the University of Oxford, which took place at Oxford on October 21 at the age of sixty-four years. Mrs. Griffith became interested in Egyptology after a visit to Egypt in 1906, and studied under Prof. Griffith, whom she married in 1909. From that time onward she was closely associated with her husband in his archæological and linguistic studies, and accompanied him on his expeditions of archæological investigation in Egypt, Nubia and the Sudan in 1910–13, 1923, 1929 and 1930. After his death in 1934, she devoted herself to superintending and herself working at the numerous undertakings which he had planned, but had left uncompleted. She had already published two volumes of the "Demotic Graffiti in the Dodecaschœnus", of which the seventy-plates were prepared by herself. She also actively-supported by the expenditure of time and money the further excavations at Firka and Kawa in the Sudan in connexion with the Oxford Excavations in Nubia, a trust which had been founded by her husband in 1910.

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    Mrs. F. Ll. Griffith. Nature 140, 881 (1937).

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