The majority of the eight tablets are administrative in nature, citing loans, receipts, and inventories. Most of the administrative
texts date to the Ur III period (Third Dynasty of Ur). One tablet contains a royal inscription from the Early Old Babylonian
period (ca. 2000-1800 BCE) on a clay cone. This collection was donated to UCLA by Edward A. Dickson.
Edward Augustus Dickson donated his collection of tablets to the University of California-Los Angeles. Dickson was one of
the founding fathers of the Los Angeles campus for the California university system. He was appointed to Board of Regents
in 1912 and served until his death in 1956, at the age of 76.
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.