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Seligman, Charles Gabriel, 1873-1940 (ethnologist)



  • Existence: 1873 - 1940


Charles Gabriel Seligman (1873-1940), ethnologist, was part of A.C. Haddon's Cambridge anthropological expedition to the Torres Strait and Borneo in 1898. He led an anthropological expedition to New Guinea in 1904, and in 1906 was asked by the Ceylon government to make an ethnological study of the Veddas. Seligman was Professor of Ethnology in London University, 1913-34, and President of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 1923-25.

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Charles Gabriel Seligman: Ethnological Notes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9396
Scope and Contents

Typescript notes on ethnological sources, letters and other papers.

Dates: 1910-1940 (circa)
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