Papers of Laura Longmore

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/RCMS 204
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      1 archive box(es) 1 box paper

Scope and Content

Articles and lectures by Laura Longmore and collected press cuttings and published material. The collection is accompanied by four pieces of correspondence with Terry Barringer, R.C.S. Librarian, 1998.

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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

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.

Related Material

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes works by Laura Longmore, 'The dispossessed' (RCMS 201), 'Political dilemma' (RCMS 202) and 'Polygamy' (RCMS 203).

Additional Information

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

Longmore, Laura, fl 1948-1998