Ralph Bulmer: Scandinavian field notes

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.

Access Information

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

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Archivist's Note

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