Newscuttings on Commonwealth emigration

Scope and Content

Newscuttings, published material, speeches and notes compiled by Laura Longmore regarding issues arising from Commonwealth emigration.

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.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

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), and miscellaneous papers (RCMS 204).

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS.

Longmore, Laura, fl 1948-1998