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Meyer Fortes: Notebooks, correspondence and papers.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8405


  • 1923-1983


Conditions Governing Access

Catalogued material (except for noted restricted correspondence) is available for consultation, but readers are advised that copyright remaining in the writings of Meyer Fortes is the property of his daughter, whose permission is necessary for publication.


1 collection

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Other Finding Aids

This is an interim catalogue providing a summary outline of the collection prior to full cataloguing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Meyer Fortes bequeathed his extensive archive to Cambridge University Library in 1983. Some 175 additional letters, apparently separated from the main body after Professor Fortes' death, were presented by Dr. Drucker-Brown in November 2001.

Related Materials

Papers accumulated by Meyer Fortes are also held at Cambridge University Library (Add. MS 9359).
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Repository Details

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The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.