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Oxyrhynchus: A City and its Texts, Virtual Exhibition: Introduction

B. P. Grenfell

A postcard from Grenfell’s brother survives among the collected ephemera of the Ashmolean’s papyrology rooms:

‘Mind you come up when you get a chance — you’re just off to that beastly Egypt now, worse luck ... yrs affecty A.G.G. Good luck in the gravedigging!’

Click here for an image of this card. The tragic incident of the collar stud is a nice period touch.

You can find out more about Bernard Grenfell in an essay by Professor Peter Parsons, ‘Waste Paper City’.