Carter, Howard (1874 – 1939)

Handwritten ledger by Howard Carter recording funds from the ‘Tut-ankh-Amen Discovery’

A significant handwritten ledger page by Howard Carter, one page, 8″ x 13″, no date but after April 1929. Headed ‘Excerpt from Ledger, Total Repts. Tut-ankh-Amen Discovery’, Carter records four series of payments: ‘Received of the Late Lord Carnarvon’, ‘Received of Messrs. Frere Cholmeley’, ‘Received of Lady Carnarvon’ and ‘By Sales’. The combined sums amount to £16,416.842, annotated in the lower right in pencil. In fine condition. A remarkable accounting of the funds received by Carter in the course of the discovery and excavation of King Tut’s tomb.