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 Fonds

Ashanti Social Survey

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9359
Scope and Contents Papers relating mainly to Fortes's research and social survey in Ashanti [now a region of southern Ghana], 1945-46. This includes field data, blank questionnaires, completed questionnaires, background research in preparation for the survey and papers relating to the reports and articles produced as a result. Additional material includes a collection of offprints loosely on the subject of West African history and anthropology, mostly Nigeria and Ghana, and papers relating to the establishment...
Dates: 1873-1978 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Charles Bernard Denston: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10248
Scope and Contents

Autobiography, short stories, poems, personal recollections of working at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Duckworth Laboratory of Physical Anthropology in Cambridge, press cuttings and printed material on the experiences of former prisoners of war held by the Japanese.

Dates: 1938-2012
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

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)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Charles Myers: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8073-8074
Scope and Contents

Journal of expedition to Torres Straits, articles, lecture notes and correspondence

Dates: 1898-1942 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Charles Thurstan Shaw: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/Ms Add.9534
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, both personal and professional, biographical material, professional papers from Thurstan Shaw’s time in Africa, archaeological notebooks and lecture notes.

Dates: 1914 - 2014
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds — Multiple Containers

Derek Stenning: Anthropological collections on Uganda

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7916
Scope and Contents

Four series of anthropological files relating to Uganda.

Dates: 1955-1965 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

George Kingsley Roth and Adolf Brewster Brewster: Papers on Fiji

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8780
Scope and Contents The collection comprises G.K. Roth's subject files on Fijian affairs, culture, history, sociology and administration. Some of the material is in Fijian. The subject files have been recorded as found [i.e. transcribed directly from the covers of the files]. The terms 'native', 'natives' and 'native administration', as used by Roth in his capacity as a colonial administrator to refer to Fijian people and the structure of colonial government, have been retained in their original context....
Dates: 1870-1957 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Collection

Letters, memoranda and journal containing the history of Mr William Gooch

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48
Dates: 1786 - 1835
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds — Box: MS Add.8405 Restricted 1/30, 35, 46, 51, 52, 63, 8405/2, 8405/3/6, 15

Meyer Fortes: Notebooks, correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8405
Scope and Contents Comprises: correspondence with British anthroplogists and ethnologists, including former pupils and junior colleagues of Meyer Fortes, arranged in chronological order by year; a series of subject files, many relating to research in the Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana] and Ashanti and on the Tallensi (or Talensi) people, notes, offprints, typescripts of articles, lecture notes ; desk notebooks, journals and diaries; two volume typescript of 'Kinship and social order'. The series of subject files which...
Dates: 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.
 Fonds

Ralph Bulmer: Scandinavian field notes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7947-7948
Scope and Contents

Typescript transcripts of field notes from Northern Norway and Swedish Lapland. At the front of both volumes is a photocopy of a covering letter from R.N.H. Bulmer to the Cambridge University Librarian, 6 August 1973, regarding the collection's terms of use.

Dates: 1950-1951
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Ronald Wood Paine: Photographs of Fiji, Hawaii and Vancouver Island

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8824
Scope and Contents Photographs of people, places and flora, in numbered sequence. The first album covers Vancouver Island, Hawaii and Fiji, 1925-1926; the second Fiji, 1925-1927, 1928, 1931 and 1933-1934. The third album covers Fiji, 1927, and has additional photographs by Sandy Lees, Ken Allardyce, Lorna Reay, John Campbell, [Chapman], Charles Nott, H.S. Ladd, George Roth (Warden of Sogulu), Ronald Garvey and A.F. Lees. The numbers connected with photographs are not necessarily in the same order as they are...
Dates: 1923-1951 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Sir Grahame Clark: archaeological papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9409
Scope and Contents Comprises a series of research or subject files, containing mostly notes, lecture notes, occasional correspondence, offprints, illustrations and drawings. Also included is a file of notes on archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge University, with investigation into provision for archaeology in UK Universities, a file on the history of archaeology at other British universities and a file of notes gathered for a history of archaeology and archaeologists. The titles of some subject files...
Dates: 1931-1995 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Restricted: permission for access, Dr Paul Mellars, Corpus Christi College; permission to publish, Prof. John Coles
 Fonds

The Papers of George Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PIRI
Scope and Contents

The papers include: papers relating to GPR's anthropological and other scientific work, including involvement in eugenics; papers relating to his political activities, including letters to and from the British Union of Fascists, mostly concerning his 1935 run for Parliament; and large number of documents related to GPR’s 18B detention and internment.

Dates: 1831 - 1999
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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