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Ethnic groups

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

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John Roberts: Copies of his letters to Francis Hindes Groome, scholar of Gypsy life

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8418
Scope and Contents

A typescript copy, made by R.A.S. Macfie of letters written to F.H. Groome with manuscript annotations. There are 201 numbered pages, of which the last 17 are blank. The letters are from John Roberts, with the exception of the final letter, written by Groome's mother-in-law. The script includes early examples of Welsh Romani [Romany], for which there are 'hasty, unstudied translations' made by Macfie in September 1926.

Dates: 1876-1880 (circa. Date of transcript: 1907)
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