“Such Friends”:  100 Years Ago, November 6, 1922, Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Two days ago, Howard Carter, 48, and his team of British archaeologists uncovered a stone step.

Howard Carter

Yesterday, they cleared it off and found an entrance.

Today, Carter sends a telegram to his patron, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, the fifth Earl of Carnarvon, 56, at his family home, Highclere Castle, in Newbury:

AT LAST HAVE MADE WONDERFUL DISCOVERY IN VALLEY STOP

A MAGNIFICENT TOMB WITH SEALS INTACT STOP

RE-COVERED SAME FOR YOUR ARRIVAL STOP

CONGRATULATIONS. ENDS’

Highclere Castle

“Such Friends”:  100 Years Ago… is the basis for the series, “Such Friends”:  The Literary 1920s. Volumes I through III, covering 1920 through 1922 are available as signed copies at Riverstone Books in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA, and on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in print and e-book formats. For more information, email me at kaydee@gypsyteacher.com.

Early next year I will be talking about the centenary of the publication of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, and about The Literary 1920s in Paris and New York City at the Osher program at Carnegie-Mellon University.

If you want to walk with me through Bloomsbury, you can download my audio walking tour, “Such Friends”:  Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group.

Manager as Muse, about Scribner’s editor Maxwell Perkins’ relationships with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe, is also available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in both print and e-book versions.

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