Evelyn-White, Hugh Gerard (1874-1924)


An English archaeologist and Coptologist. He was educated at King’s School, Ely. In 1909 he joined the Metropolitan Museum of New York’s expedition to Egypt, remaining with them until 1921, except for a period when he served in World War I.

At first he worked with H. E. Winlock at in the Khargah Oasis and then at West until 1914. This was followed by the exploration of the Coptic Monastery of at SHAYKH ‘ABD AL-QURNAH. His major undertaking was making an and archaeological survey of the monasteries of Wadi al-Natrun, which resulted in the publication of his three-volume The Monasteries of the Wadi ’n Natrun (New York, 1926-1935). Among his Coptic contributions is The Monastery of at , with H. E. Winlock and W. E. Crum (New York, 1909-1917).


  • Crum, W. F. “Hugh Evelyn-White (a memoir).” of Egyptian Archaeology 10 (1924):331-32.
  • Dawson, W. R., and E. P. Uphill. Who Was Who in Egyptology. London, 1972.
  • Kammerer, W., comp. A Coptic Bibliography, pp. 101-102. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1950; repr. New York, 1969.