Earthy, Emily Dora

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises material collected by Dora Earthy during her fieldwork amongst the Valenge women, including notes and drafts of her book Valenge Women: the social and economic life of the Valenge women of Portugese East Africa in various typed and hand-written stages.

Administrative / Biographical History

Emily Dora Earthy (known as Dora Earthy) worked as a missionary in Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique) for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, from September 1917 to December 1930. She then obtained a grant from the Research Committee of Bantu Studies of the University of Witwatersrand, to cover six month's fieldwork among the Valenge women of that country, compiling raw material for her book Valenge Women: the social and economic life of the Valenge women of Portugese East Africa (Oxford University Press, 1933).

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Donated in 1987.

Other Finding Aids

Unpublished handlist

Separated Material

Associated Material held elsewhere: United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, Rhodes House Library, South Parks Road, Oxford

Conditions Governing Use

No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance

Geographical Names