Huntingford, George Wynn Brereton

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises correspondence (1961-1971), seminar papers and reports relating to the history, languages and culture of the peoples of east Africa, collected by George Wynn Brereton Huntingford. Includes a section of material relating to the Nandi language and people.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Wynn Brereton Huntingford was Lecturer in East African Languages and Cultures at the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1950-1966. Following his retirement, he lived in Malaga. He died in 1978.

His publications include The Eastern Tribes of the Bantu Kavirondo, (1944); Elementary Lessons in Dho-Luo, (1949, 1955); Nandi Work and Culture, (1950); The Nandi of Kenya: Tribal Control in a Pastoral Society, (1953); The Northern Nilo-Hamites, (1953); The Southern Nilo- Hamites, (1953); Nandi-English Vocabulary, (1955); The Galla of Ethiopia, (1955); The Glorious Victories of Amda Seyon, King of Ethiopia, (1965), and Historical Geography of Ethiopia, (completed 1969, published 1989).


The collection has been arranged into the following sections: correspondence; history of the peoples of Africa, south of the Sahara; material relating to Nandi language and people; other language material (arranged alphabetically); archaeology, cultures and historical traditions; miscellaneous material on Africa.

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Donated in 1981

Other Finding Aids

Unpublished handlist

Conditions Governing Use

No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance

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