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H 210 x W 145 mm

320 pages

5 black & white plates, 1 colour plate

Published Apr 2018

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784917821

Digital: 9781784917838

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Egyptology; Archaeology; Oriental Institute; University of Chicago; Feminism; Female Egyptologist; History of Archaeology

Archaeological Lives

My dear Miss Ransom: Letters between Caroline Ransom Williams and James Henry Breasted, 1898-1935

Edited by Kathleen L. Sheppard

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Letters between Caroline Ransom Williams, the first American university-trained female Egyptologist, and James Henry Breasted, the first American Egyptologist and founder of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, show that Ransom Williams had a full life and productive career as the first American female Egyptologist.



Editorial Principles; Preface, by Anne S. Flannery; Biographical Introduction; The Correspondence, 1898-1935; Epilogue: 1935-1952; Appendix; Character Index; Bibliography

About the Author

DR. KATHLEEN SHEPPARD is Associate Professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Missouri S&T in Rolla, Missouri, USA. She received her PhD in the History of Science from the University of Oklahoma in 2010. Her research focuses on the history of Egyptology in the US and in the UK, and especially women's roles in the discipline. She finds that telling the life stories of women in Egyptology is not only interesting, but it is also crucial to fully understanding the founding and development of the discipline. In her spare time, she is a mom, wife, and Ironman triathlete.