The collection consists of manuscript notes written by Lysander Dickerman for lectures about Egypt and Egyptian life. In addition , there are materials relating to Dickerman's lectures which include miscellaneous notes; numerous clippings; notebooks, booklets of notes; correspondences; and other printed materials which include receipts, addressed envelopes, and invitations.
Lysander Dickerman papers and lantern slides collection
11.5 Linear feet
between 1811 and 1902
The collection consists of numerous manuscripts: diary of a trip to Egypt and Palestine; diary written during a visit to Rome; diary written during the Civil War as a member of the U.S. Christian Commission (written in a book issued for the purpose by the U.S. Christian Commission); Hebrew grammar notebook; list of books on Egypt; list of church members, Weymouth, Massachusetts; literature and learning of ancient Egypt; ministers catalog; notebook on religious matters (includes notes on Prof. Parks lectures on church ordinances, September 1854); sermon on Acts 2.36. In addition, the collection contains correspondence, postcards, and 15 boxes of lantern slides
Five (5) fragments of inscribed mummy bandage and seven (7) fragments of inscribed papyrus containing texts in hieratic and hieroglyphs that are part of Chapters 1, 17, 72, 85, 86, 93, 108, 109 of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.