Reference numberEC/1902/14
TitlePetrie, Sir William Matthew Flinders: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationProfessor of Egyptology, University College, London. Excavated ancient sites in Egypt, 1881-1901, discovering various connections of prehistoric Europe with Egypt. Surveyed British remains, 1875-1880. Author of 'Inductive Metrology' (1877); 'Stonehenge' (1880); 'The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh' (published by R S Grant, 1883); 'Tanis' I (1885); 'Tanis' II (1888); 'Naukratis' I (1886); 'Hieroglyphic Papyrus from Tanis' (1889); 'Racial Portraits' (1888); 'Historical Scarabs' (1889); 'Hawara, Biahmu and Arsinoe' (1889); 'Kahun, Garob, and Hawara' (1890); 'Hawara' (1890); 'Illahun, Kahun, and Gurob' (1891); 'Tell el Heoz' (1891); 'Medum' (1892); 'Ten Years' Digging in Egypt' (1892); 'Tell el Amana' (1894); 'Koptos' (1896); 'A Student's History of Egypt,' Vol I (1894), Vol II (1896); 'Translations of Egyptain Tales' (1895); 'Egyptain Decorative Art' (1895); Naqada' (1896); 'Six Temples at Thebes' (1897); 'De-sha Sheh' (1898); 'Religion and Conscience in Egypt' (1898); 'Syria and Egypt' (1898); 'Dendereb' (1900); 'Royal Tombs of the 1st Dynasty' (1900); Diospolis Parva (1901); 'Royal Tombs of the earliest Dynasties' (1901). Also other works on Egypt, articles on 'Weights and Measures,''Pyramid' in 'Encyclopedia Britannica',, etc, etc. Has especially developed the scientific treatment of archaeology, contributed to our knowledge of the sequence of prehistoric periods, is keenly attached to science, and is anxious to promote its progress in a variety of branches (archaeology, craniology, statistics).
ProposersK Pearson; F Galton; John Evans; A Macalister; E B Tylor; J Beddoe; M J M Hill; W Ramsay; A C Haddon; J H Gladstone; H G Seeley; H Woodward; E B Poulton
Extent1 sheet
Access statusOpen

Petrie, Sir William Matthew Flinders: certificate of election to the Royal Society

Fellows associated with this archive
NA1748Petrie; Sir; William Matthew Flinders (1853 - 1942)1853 - 1942
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView