Francis Wallace Grenfell

F.W. Grenfell (1841 - 1925) was born in Maesteg House in Swansea on 29th April 1859. He served in the army in Egypt and the Sudan between 1882-9. He developed an interest in Egyptology and the collecting of antiquities and is known to have carried out excavations at Aswan. His collection of artefacts was sold at Sotheby’s 12 - 14 November 1917. There were 479 lots in the sale.


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de Watteville, H and Rev revised by Falkner, J. ‘Grenfell, Francis Wallace’ in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography On-Line. Accessed 24th March 2009.


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