Ref NoPP MS 17
TitlePapers of Dr George Wynn Brereton Huntingford
Date(s) of Creation1920s-1974
Level of DescriptionCollection
Extent13 boxes
Name of CreatorHuntingford; George Wynn Brereton (d 1978); linguist
Administrative & Biographical HistoryGeorge 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).
Held at:SOAS University of London
Source of AcquisitionDonated in 1981.
DescriptionThe 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.
System of ArrangementThe 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.
Access StatusOpen
Language(s) of MaterialEnglish
Luo (Kenya and Tanzania)
Multiple languages
Other Finding AidsUnpublished handlist
Access Points - SubjectAcademic teaching personnel
African languages
African cultures
Bantu languages
African history
Access Points - Places
Place CodePlace Name
7729889Eastern Africa
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