Thought to have been written as a thesis. There is the additional possibility that Stigant intended it to be read at a meeting of the London Japan Society or of the Anthropological Society (of both of which he was a member). The foreword acknowledges "the continuous help received from the University in the compilation of this thesis". Individuals acknowledged include Mr S. Yoshitake "of the School of Oriental Studies".
'Review of recent Work on Primitive Japanese Shinto', by G. B. Stigant
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 380900
- Dates of Creation9 Apr 1936
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 vol
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George Bertie Stigant sat an open civil service competition exam for a post as cartographer at the UK Hydrographic Office in July 1910. He worked for the Hydrographic Office in London (and during World War II in Bath) from that time until his retirement in 1951. From 1935 Stigant served as Superintending Cartographer, which title was changed to Chief Civil Hydrographer in 1949.
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Donated to SOAS Library by the UK Hydrogarphic Office in November 2007.
The typescript was previously held in the archive of the UK Hydrographic Office.