Ref NoMS 380515
TitlePapers of Emily Dora Earthy
Date(s) of Creation1917 - 1930
Level of DescriptionCollection
Extent3 boxes
Name of CreatorEarthy; Emily Dora (fl 1917-1958); missionary
Administrative & Biographical HistoryEmily Dora Earthy (known as Dora Earthy) worked as a missionary in Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique) for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, from September 1917 to December 1930. She then obtained a grant from the Research Committee of Bantu Studies of the University of Witwatersrand, to cover six month's fieldwork among the Valenge women of Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique), compiling raw material for her book Valenge Women: the social and economic life of the Valenge women of Portuguese East Africa (Oxford University Press, 1933).
Held at:SOAS University of London
Source of AcquisitionDonated by Guy Atkins, December 1987.
DescriptionPapers, 1917-1930, collected by Dora Earthy during her fieldwork amongst the Valenge women, including notes and drafts of her book Valenge Women: the social and economic life of the Valenge women of Portuguese East Africa in various typed and hand-written stages. In English, Chopi (including Lenge dialect)
Access StatusOpen
Conditions Governing ReproductionFor permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance
Language(s) of MaterialEnglish
Chopi
Other Finding AidsUnpublished handlist
Access Points - SubjectAfrican cultures
Authors
Cultural anthropology
Cultural heritage
Customs and traditions
Ethnology
Field work
Gender roles
Laity
Missionaries
Social roles
Social stratification
Women
Travel abroad
Access Points - Places
Place CodePlace Name
7729889Eastern Africa
9406051Southern Africa
1036973Mozambique
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