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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Meyer Fortes: 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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

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.