Dr Morris Bierbrier has started work on updating that wonderful tool for ASTENE members, Who Was Who in Egyptology.
Originally put together by Warren R. Dawson and published by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1931, it was updated by Morris and re-issued in 1995 – with some assistance from ASTENE members. No ASTENE member researching Egyptian travellers can afford to be without its meticulously compiled information. I give as an exemplar one of the shorter entries on a well known traveller:
MANGLES, JAMES (1786–1867) British naval officer and explorer; he was probably born at Hurley, Berks, 1786, the son of John M. and Harriet Camden; he entered the Navy, 1800, and saw much service until 1815 when he held the rank of Capt; he visited Egypt, Nubia, Syria and Palestine with the Hon. Charles Irby (q.v), 1817–18; FRS 1825; he died in Fairfield, Exeter, 18 Nov. 1867.
Morris asks ASTENE members to supply any new information they have discovered in their researches. He can be contacted c/o
Egypt Exploration Society
3 Doughty Mews
He would like to include more photographs of the people discussed; if anyone has photos or portraits to submit, please send them to Morris at the EES or, if scanned, to firstname.lastname@example.org.