Reference MSS.6833-6856
Title Beke, Charles Tilstone (1800-1874), Ph.D., Abyssinian explorer
Imprint 1824-1910
Physical description 14 files, 11 volumes
Note Wellcome Library; GB.
Credits Beke, Charles Tilstone, 1800-1874
Summary Correspondence, papers and journals of Charles Tilstone Beke, principally relating to Abyssinia and the Middle East, with papers of his wife Emily Beke (née Alston). The collection holds information on all aspects of Beke's career, from his early legal training to the search for employment and financial security of his final years. His intervening travels, geographical and biblical studies and resulting publications are documented by journals, notebooks and printed material. Correspondence includes that generated during Beke's secretaryship of the National Association for the Protection of Industry and Capital throughout the British Empire; and generally reflects a wide range of scholarly acquaintance and interests. Supplementary papers of Emily Beke record her championing of C.T. Beke's posthumous reputation, and her attempts to gain recompense for his occasional government service.
Note Most of the correspondence and Beke's copy of <i>The idol in Horeb</i> were purchased from Hodgson's in October 1913. The provenance and date of receipt of the journals, notebooks and printed papers is not recorded. The letter from Mansfield Parkyns was purchased at Glendining's, 17 Sept. 1934. Various - see Acquisition note.
Access The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material. Open.
Reproduction conditions Images are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.
Related collection <p>At other repositories:</p><p>Beke's journals and diaries for the period 1840-1843, covering his early travels in Abyssinia, are in the British Library (Add. Mss. 30247-52).</p>
Indexes Described in typescript supplements by Richard Palmer, Keith Moore, Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton to the Library's published published manuscript catalogues.
Topic-MESH Exploration and Discovery
Bible
Trade
Empire
Geography
Genre/Technique Archives.
Record no. MSS.6833-6856