Journals of Humphrey Fisher, 1973-1978, describing in detail trips to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, and Ghana, on study leave, as visiting lecturer at Cuttington College (Liberia), or as external examiner to Fourah Bay College (Sierra Leone), with appendices of relevant documents and source material, including transcripts of correspondence between or concerning the Ahmadiyya movement and the Muslim League in India (1938-1946).
Journals of Humphrey Fisher
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 380641
- Dates of Creation1973 - 1978
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description4 volumes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Dr Humphrey Fisher was Reader in the History of Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Publications include: Ahmadiyyah: a study in contemporary Islam on the West African coast (1963); with Allan George Barnard Fisher, Slavery and Muslim society in Africa: the institution in Saharan and Sudanic Africa, and the trans-Saharan trade (1970); edited Benjamin Anderson's Narrative of a journey to Musardu, the capital of the Western Mandingoes ... with Narrative of the expedition despatched to Musahdu by the Liberian government ... in 1874 ... (1971); joint translator of Gustav Nachtigal's Sahara and Sudan [1971-]; joint editor of Rural and urban Islam in West Africa (Asian and African studies, vol xx no 1, 1986).
Conditions Governing Access
The material was presented by Dr. Humphrey Fisher in 1993.
Other Finding Aids
Location of Originals
The original correspondence between and concerning the Ahmadiyya movement and the Muslim League in India is in the Archives of the Muslim League.