William Frankland Hood

English clergyman and collector of antiquities

William Hood visited Egypt several times between 1851 and 1861, a sufferer of tuberculosis he would spend winters abroad for his health. He amassed a large and varied collection of mainly Egyptian antiquities, kept within the family after his death at Nettleham Hall, in Lincolnshire. The papyrus colleciton was sold to the British Museum in 1872 and later on the rest was sold at Sotheby's 11 November 1924 (172 lots). However, in about 1940 a small group of objects, mainly Egyptian but some Greek, were found at Nettleham Hall in a box and were sold to Norwich Castle Museum (accession number 127.940). This was then acquired by Liverpool in 1956.

For a biography see, Dawson and Uphill, 'Who Was Who in Egyptology' (1972) p. 144.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Artist/maker, Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British: English
  • Born
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place of birth
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Died
    1864-03-21
  • Place of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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