Ref NoMS 184245
Title'The Mono-Alu people (Bougainville Strait, West Solomon Islands)'
Date(s) of Creationc 1943
Level of DescriptionCollection
Extent2 boxes
Name of CreatorWheeler; Gerald Clair William Camden (1872-1943); anthropologist
Administrative & Biographical HistoryG. C. W. C. Wheeler (1872-1943) an anthropologist. In 1908-1909, Wheeler conducted field research amoung the Mono-Alu people of the Bougainville Strait, West Solomon Islands. He spent the later part of his life working on an unpublished anthroplogical account of the culture of the Mono-Alu people.
Held at:SOAS University of London
Source of AcquisitionPresented to SOAS Library by the widow of G. C. W. C. Wheeler on the 4th November 1965.
DescriptionIncomplete manuscript and typescript drafts of an anthropological study of the Mono-Alu people of the Bougainville Strait, West Solomon Islands, authored by G. C. W. C. Wheeler. The study includes detailed observations on Mono-Alu culture, including kinship, religion, marriage, ownership and death rites. Includes photographs and a glossary of the Mono-Alu language.

Also in box, connection unexplained, typescript London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Library information booklets for students including: An Abridged Classification for Small Medical Libraries, by Cyril C. Barnard, 1949; Staff Schedule allocating duties to Library staff; a 'brief outline of scheme used to classify books and pamphlets' (but not journals); a copy of the Library rules; a copy of the Library's 'Outline of the Classification Scheme for the use of Student's, 1948
Access StatusTemporarily Closed
Conditions Governing ReproductionFor permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance
Language(s) of MaterialEnglish
Mono (Solomon Islands)
Related MaterialSOAS also holds G. C. W. C. Wheeler's manuscript notes on the Mono-Alu people of Bougainville Strait, West Solomon Islands [MS 170822].
Archivist's NoteSource of Description: P. Mander-Jones (ed.), ‘Manuscripts in the British Isles Relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific’, 1972, University of Press of Hawaii; added to SOAS Archive Catalogue, June 2014.
Access Points - Person, Corporate & Family Names
Name CodePerson, Corporate or Family NameType of Entity
GB/SOASNAF/P1062Wheeler; Gerald Clair William Camden (1872-1943); anthropologistPerson
Access Points - Places
Place CodePlace Name
6255151Oceania
2103350Solomon Islands
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