Professor C. P. Tiele, the well-known writer on the history of religion,
and author of a History of Egyptian Religion, died on January 11th of
this year, aged 72, 0. L. Z. v. 77.
F. Ll. Griffith.
Those who have been engaged in the work of Egyptology in England
will feel a great loss by the death of Mrs. Griffith last March. Erom the
early days of the Exploration Fund a share of the work had been taken
by Miss Bradbury, as local secretary, and on the committee. Her visit to
America, accompanying Miss Amelia B. Edwards in a lecturing tour in 1890,
had drawn her more closely into the subject; and her executorship of Miss
Edwards' affairs in 1892 placed her, in some ways, in the position of the
friend with whom she had so long co-operated.
The keen endeavour to help forward work in all directions, the insight
and determination with which opportunities were used, marked Miss
Bradbury's actions throughout. An unflinching honesty in herself, and
the demand for it in others, gave an excellent tone to the management of
affairs. While her strong and deep friendship with some workers was
valued as beyond price.
Besides her general business connected with the Fund, she helped in
making known to English readers some valuable works. In 1895 Dr.
Wiedemann's Egyptian Doctrine of Immortality was translated by her.
After her marriage with-Mr. F. Ll. Griffith in 1896, she devoted herself
still more to work on Egypt, mainly in conjunction with her husband's
researches; aud in 1897 she published a translation of Dr. Wiedemann's
Religion of the Ancient Egyptians, which is the most complete and
reasonable work on the subject. Later on she joined with her husband in
preparing a series of translations of the most important literary documents,
which are unhappily almost inaccessible as pp. 5225-5344 in the series
of The World's Best Literature.
Everyone looked forward to long years of still further activity and
helpfulness from Mrs. Griffith, when the blow of an urgent operation fell
on her last autumn; bravely hoping against the facts, she only survived
till the spring. There is no one to take her place in help, in guidance, in
counsel; and the better she was known the more gravely will the loss of
her be felt.
W. M. F. P.