That extra bit:
My current best effort for the lot:
‘. . . an account came that Campbell’s Chamber was opened, went to the Great Pyramid with Mr Raven & Mr Hill, inspected the North Front, went into Campbell’s Chamber which is roofed like the Queen’s. The Slabs forming the roof are 11 in number on each side, ×12.3 long; the granite Blocks of the floor to reverse of Lady Arbuthnot’s ceiling are 8 in number, the ? the floor are ?, roof & ?wall of Calcareous Stones, there was a ?white secretion from the Stones as in the other Chambers, it was covered with black dust, there were settlements owing to the great weight & the Stones had opened at the apex, the height varied & ?ceiling ?at the first Block for about 8½ & 5 in the centre, the wall was about 2 feet higher at the sides owing to the ? of the ? of the granite flooring. The chamber was 39 long, by 19.10 broad: ?in it was written “Campbell’s Chamber May 27, 1837.” “HRaven & Hill” ?there ?were ?many marks ?and [a] Cartouch[e] [sketch of the cartouche] ?the ?marks ?were ?very plain, ?but ?many ?had ? off . . .’
Not claiming perfection, but I have corrected errors in Creighton’s effort.
The reason Creighton can’t just simply read it and the reason I can’t just simply read it is that it’s difficult. For Creighton to try to make something of my frankly admitting the difficulty, knowing full well that I have transcribed parts of the journal, is (frankly) despicable (but we see that he has an agenda in doing so).
Edited 2019-02-27 to add the bit about Creighton’s agenda.
Edited 2019-02-28 to change one character in subject.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 28-Feb-19 20:21 by Martin Stower.