• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/RCMS 203
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      1 volume(s) 1 volume paper

Scope and Content

A comparative study of the ranking of wives in polygamous households among the Southern Bantu, with diagrams and maps, 212 pages.

Administrative / Biographical History

Laura Longmore, a British South African, graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1948. She was a lecturer in African life and administration and in anthropology at the University of Witwatersrand, and contributed to academic, medical and scientific journals. She undertook expeditions to study flora and fauna, bird life, archaeology and marine environments, and attended conferences on a range of subjects. Longmore was a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Royal African Society, and a Fellow of the American Anthropological Association, the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Presented by Laura Longmore, October 1998.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids


MSS Addenda, vol. III.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright, Laura Longmore, 1996. No part of 'Polygamy' may be reproduced, stored or transmitted without the prior permission of the custodian, the R.C.S. Librarian. All use of the publication must acknowledge the source and author.

Related Material

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes other works by Laura Longmore, 'The dispossessed' (RCMS 201) and 'Political dilemma' (RCMS 202), and miscellaneous papers (RCMS 204).

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Longmore, Laura, fl 1948-1998

Geographical Names