Papers of Emily Dora Earthy

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers, 1917-1930, 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 Portuguese East Africa in various typed and hand-written stages. In English, Chopi (including Lenge dialect)

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 Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique), compiling raw material for her book Valenge Women: the social and economic life of the Valenge women of Portuguese East Africa (Oxford University Press, 1933).

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Donated by Guy Atkins, December 1987.

Other Finding Aids

Unpublished handlist

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance