Manchester, Egypt and Oriental Society

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The Manchester University Egyptian and Oriental Society was formed in 1912 by the amalgamation of the Manchester Egyptian Association (established in 1906) and the Manchester Oriental Society (established in 1910). 

Presidents included;- Professor M.A. Canney, Bishop L.C. Casartelli, of Salford, Professor T.W. Rhys Davids, Professor A.C. Dickie, Professor I.N. Farquhar, Jesse Haworth, Esq. Professor & Mrs. Hope W. Hogg, Dr. A. Mingana, Rev. Professor J. Hope Moulton, Professor J. Murphy, Professor E. Robertson, Professor G. Elliot Smith, Rev. W. Lansdell Wardle, The Right Rev. Guy Warman, Lord Bishop of Manchester.

Its objects, as set forth at its formation, were "to discuss questions of interest with regard to the languages, literature, history and archæology of Egypt and the Orient, to help in every way exploring and excavating societies, and to issue a Journal".

In 1935 the Manchester Egyptian Association and the Manchester Oriental Society combined with the aim to promote language, literature, and archaeology. The Society was closely linked with the University of Manchester, whose John Rylands Library holds their archive. It is likely all artefacts that were recieved were donated to the University museum. 

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