Papers of Dr George Wynn Brereton Huntingford

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.

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Acquisition Information

Donated in 1981.

Other Finding Aids

Unpublished handlist

Geographical Names