Norman Mosely Penzer Papers
Guide to the Norman Mosely Penzer Papers, ca. 1911-1946 [bulk dates 1930s]
Collection number: Bernath Mss 122Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
- Processed by:
- Special Collections staff
- Date Completed:
- Latest revision:
- Sept. 26, 2012
- Encoded by:
- A. Demeter
Scope and Content of Collection
- An annotated bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton, K.C.M.G. Norman M. Penzer. Special Collections Z8136.2 .P4 1923.
- Poison damsels : thieves, sacred prostitution and the romance of betel chewing. N.M. Penzer. Main Library GR305 .P36 2002.
- The harēm : an account of the institution as it existed in the palace of the Turkish sultans with a history of the Grand Seraglio from its foundation to the present time. N. M. Penzer. Main Library DR736 .P4.
- Nala & Damayanti. Norman M. Penzer. Illustrated with ten miniatures by P. Zenker. Special Coll., Printers Collection Z239.2.P42 P4.
- Norman Mosley Penzer Papers, 1919-1928 - Correspondence, notes, reviews, clippings and pamphlets about The Ocean of Story and Somadeva's Katha Sarit Sagara - an edited and annotated edition of C. H. Tawney's translation of ancient Indian folklore tales - and proofs of Penzer's annotations.
Box I: "Inventories, &c."
"Notes on the Cathedral Church of Portsmouth," booklet, with ALS to Penzer, 1942
Handwritten manuscript, "Lucian the 'Modern'," by Norman Benson
Handwritten play or dialogue, "Glycera and Thais"
"A Note on Theocritus," inscribed to Penzer from Edward Hutton, Sept. 1929
Envelope labeled "'Ocean of Story' extra copies of Panchatantra Table by Edgerton" containing 14 copies of "Genealogical Table of Panchatantra"
Lithographed portrait of Douglas Marshall by George Kruger, 1911
The Reliquary vol. V no. 1 and 2, Jan-Apr. 1891
Two black and white photographs of English fireside paraphernalia
Book Reviews reprint from The Art Bulletin vol. XXVI no. 4, Dec. 1844
Box II: "Palestine"
Envelope labeled "Flowers from Gethsemane"
Kodak wallet of 36 black and white snapshots by Penzer and 14 commercial black and white snapshots of Jerusalem and environs, some with captions in pencil
"The Threshold of the Judgment Gate on the Place of the Russian Excavations in Jerusalem," booklet, 1936
Jerusalem Guide Map, 1934
"Story of the Tabernacle and the Temples of Jerusalem," booklet
"A Brief Guide to Al-Haram Al-Sharif, Jerusalem," 1935
Typed itineraries, n.d., Mar. 1937
Box III: "Turkey: Brusa, Guides, &c."
Four maps/plans of the Grand Seraglio
Key & details to Grand Seraglio maps
Photographic negative copy of "Relation della gran citta di Constantinople" (1611)
Le Palais de Topkapou (Vieux Serail), 1931
D. Adolf Diessman, Forschungen unde Funde im Serai, 1933
Two commercial black and white photos and 35 black and white snapshots by Penzer, most mounted on board
Box IV: "Syria"
"Syrie & Liban," map, May 1936
"La Grotte de Saint Pierre à Antioch," booklet, 1934
1: 5 Misc. handwritten notes
1: 5 "Aleppo: The Ancient and Populous Capital of Northern Syria, The Town of Perpetual Oriental Miracle," pamphlet
1: 5 "Syria and Lebanon: Holidays off the Beaten Track," booklet
1: 5-6 104 black and white photos mounted on board, some with extensive notes in pencil or ink on backs
Box V: "Istanbul. The Seraglio. Costumes and Mosques."
11 black and white snapshots by Penzer and 58 commercial photographs and postcards mounted on board
Box VI: "Istanbul: Seraglio"
Envelope labeled "Seraglio. Plans and notes on few photographs," containing five copies of the Seraglio map and notes on the photographs (30 are described) by Penzer
Map/plan of the Seraglio
46 black and white photos mounted on board and four loose black and white snapshots
Box VIII: "Thebes. Maps."
Map of El Qurna, with notation by Penzer and title "Key Map to Detailed Series" on reverse in ink, 1922
Map, Temple of Karnak (Survey of Egypt 1922)
8 other maps from same series, with alphanumeric titles
Box IX: "The Nile. Esna to Khartoum. Native Tribes. Cairo."
101 black and white photos plus two black and white postcards mounted on board; some with notes in pencil or ink; includes portraits of natives
"In an English Garden," Illustrated London News, Apr. 23, 1960
Box X: "Egypt. Thebes: Due El-Bahari. Aswan (Assovan), Khartoum & Omdurman."
68 black and white photographs mounted on board with extensive notes or captions in ink on backs
Box XII: "Egyptian Tombs and Temples. Saqqara, Luxor, Karnak, &c."
Clipping re tomb at Sakkara, The Times, 1946
24 black and white commercial photographs mounted on board with extensive notes and some diagrams in ink
Box XIII: "The Nile. Saqqara to Luxor & Thebes."
111 black and white photographs mounted on board and one loose photo; some with notes in ink on backs
Box XIV: "Greece & Greek Temples"
TLS to Miss N. M. Penzer on Architectural Association letterhead re information about Paestum, Jan. 22, 1934
TLS to Penzer on Royal Society of Arts letterhead re the Society's library, Jan. 23, 1934
Misc. handwritten notes, some with title "The Temples at Paestum," and bibliographic references
11 black and white commercial photographs, some tinted, and 32 black and white photographs by Penzer, mounted on board, some with notes in pencil
Box XV: "Palmyra"
39 black and white photographs mounted on board, one with notes in pencil on back
Article on recent discoveries made at Palmyra, Country Life, June 21, 1941
Box XVI: "Crac de Chevalier. Baalbek."
45 black and white photographs by Penzer, one postcard and eight commercial photos mounted on board, some with notes in ink on backs