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Gamble, David Percy, b. 1920 (anthropologist)



  • Existence: b. 1920


David Gamble was employed by the Colonial Office during the late 1940s and 1950s, and his published works include extensive monographs on the Fula, Wolof and Mandinka languages of the Gambia. He has also written extensively on Fula custom and the history of the Gambia, and worked at the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, during the 1970s and 1980s.


Gamble, D.P. (1949) 'Contributions to a socio-economic survey of the Gambia'. [London] : Research Dept., Colonial Office.

Gamble, D.P. (1949) 'Mandinka grammar'. [S.l. : s.n.]

Gamble, D.P. (1952) 'Infant mortality rates in rural areas in the Gambia Protectorate'. Reprinted from: The journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, v. 55 no. 7, July 1952 [S.l. : s.n].

Gamble, D.P. (1953) 'Economic Conditions in Two Mandinka Villages, etc.'. London.

Gamble, D.P. (1956) 'Mandinka Reading Book'. Bathurst.

Gamble, D.P. (1957) 'The Wolof of Senegambia : together with notes on the Lebu and the Serer', Ethnographic survey of Africa. Western Africa ; part 1. London : International African Institute.

Gamble, D.P. (1958) 'Bibliography of the Gambia'. London.

Gamble, D.P. and Louise Sperling (1979) 'A general bibliography of the Gambia (up to 31 December 1977)', Bibliographies and guides in African studies. Boston : G. K. Hall.

Gamble, D.P. (1980) ''Wolof stories from Senegambia : mainly from old published sources', Gambian studies ; no. 10. San Francisco : [Dept. of Anthropology, San Francisco State University]

Gamble, D.P. (1987) 'A general bibliography of The Gambia : supplement II, 1978-1982', San Francisco.

Gamble, D.P. (c. 1988) 'The Gambia', World bibliographical series, v.91. Oxford : Clio.

Jobson, Richard (1999) 'The discovery of River Gambia (1623). Edited, with additional material', by David P. Gamble, P. E. H. Hair'. London : Hakluyt Society.


Typescript copy of 'Index to Photographers'.