Ralph Bulmer: Scandinavian field notes

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

MS.Add.7947: Anthropological survey notes, 1950

Typescript transcript of field notes of work carried out in Northern Norway and Swedish Lapland, June - August 1950, 102 pages. There is a contents page at the start of the volume. Loose at the back is a map of routes followed during the survey, with two copies.

MS.Add.7948: Anthropological survey notes, 1951

Typescript transcript of field notes of work carried out in Varanger, East Finnmark, Norway. The notes are comprised of chronological entries for 7 July - 9 September 1951, 68 pages, followed by a list of photographs taken during the trip and abbreviations of personal names used in the text, 3 pages.

At the front of both volumes is a photocopy of a covering letter from R.N.H. Bulmer to the Cambridge University Librarian, 6 August 1973, regarding the collection's terms of use.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ralph Neville Hermon Bulmer (1928-1988) was Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Papua New Guinea and a member of Clare College, Cambridge. For two decades he carried out anthropological work in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by R.N.H. Bulmer, 1973

Other Finding Aids

None.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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