Etienne Drioton’s personnel form, 1936

Even the “Director Générale” from the Egyptian Antiquities Service had to fill out a personnel form with his credentials. Here’s the one, Etienne Driotin filled out in 1936.


Etienne Drioton's personel file


Form No 112

Ministry of Public Instruction

9th June 1936

Form to be completed by all new civil servant

Name of civil servant : Emile Drioton

Occupation: General Director of the Egyptian Antiquities Service

Religion : catholic

Nationality: French

Government he depends from : French government

Place of birth : Nancy

Date of birth : 21 November 1889

Degrees and certificates held (date and place of delivery) :

  • Baccalaureat – Nancy
  • Bachelor in Biblical studies – Vatican Rome
  • Doctor in philosophy – Saint Thomas Academy – Rome
  • Doctor in Theology – Gregorienne University – Rome
  • Diploma in Egyptian language and Coptic- Catholic Institute – Paris

Laguages : French, German, English, Italian

Surname and first names of father : Etienne Jean Louis Drioton

Signature:Etienne Drioton's signature


The letter is currently in the hands of a private collector

Thanks to:

  • Ingeborg Waanders, through whom I received a copy of this letter to publish on this website
  • Sylvie Weens, for translating the letter for me.
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