An English archaeologist and Coptologist. He was educated at King’s School, Ely. In 1909 he joined the 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. at al-Bagawat in the Oasis and then at West until 1914. This was followed by the exploration of the Coptic Monastery of Epiphanius at SHAYKH ‘ABD AL-QURNAH. His major undertaking was making an and survey of the of Wadi al-Natrun, which resulted in the publication of his three-volume The of the Wadi ’n Natrun (New York, 1926-1935). Among his Coptic contributions is The Monastery of Epiphanius at , with H. E. and W. E. Crum (New York, 1909-1917).


  • Crum, W. F. “Hugh Evelyn-White (a memoir).” Journal 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.