Elmer Montgomerie Neilson

British archaeologist; he was born in Edinburgh, 7 Dec. 1874, son of Matthew Montgomerie
N., traveller and sportsman, and Mary Isobel Katherine Brody; he later lived in Bedford,
Totnes and finally at ‘Evelaw’, Chudleigh, Devon, and was involved in archaeological work
in Exeter; he worked with Petrie (q.v.) in Egypt notably at Abydos in 1921-2; he donated a
fragment of a mummy-mask from this site to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter,
in 1936 (inv. no. 1936.22); his wife Edith Emily Lord died aged 72 in 1938 and his son,
Somerville, was killed in action in 1917; he died in Chudleigh, Devon, 29 March 1958.