ABRAHAM, ROY CLIVE
MS 193280Personal manuscript notebooks of grammar and vocabulary notes (African, Middle Eastern and European languages) of Roy Clive Abraham (1890-1963). Served in the British Army, 1914-1923; Government anthropologist for the Nigerian Government for six years; Lecturer in Amharic at the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1948-1951; published works on Hausa, Idoma, Somali, Tiv and Yoruba. 5 boxes. Handlist.
ADDIS, SIR JOHN MANSFIELD
PP MS 25Correspondence, research material, note books and photographs of Sir John Mansfield Addis (1914-1983). Served in the Diplomatic Service, 1938-1974; Counsellor and Consul General, Peking, 1954-1957; Ambassador to Laos, 1960-1962, to the Philippines, 1963-1969 and to China, 1972-1974. The papers concern both his diplomatic career and his scholarly interests. 35 boxes. Handlist.
AFRICAN WRITERS SERIES
Various manuscript numbers A collection of 59 scripts of works published in the Heinemann African Writers Series. Comprises manuscripts, edited typescripts, proof and revised copies. Chiefly original but some photocopies. Includes works by: Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Stanlake Samkange. Varying restrictions. Handlist.
AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
PP MS 13Press reports, dated 1965-1972, chiefly by Brian May, from Jakarta, Indonesia. 17 boxes. Handlist.
ALABASTER, SIR CHALONER
MS 380451Correspondence, papers and diaries dated 1854-90, of Sir Chaloner Alabaster (1838-1898). Student interpreter in China during the Opium wars and the Taiping rebellion; Vice Consul at Shanghai, 1869-1873; Later Consul-General at Canton; knighted, 1892, the year of his retirement. 1 box. Handlist.
ALLEN, JOHN WILLOUGHBY TARLETON
PP MS 20Correspondence and working papers, dated c.1957-77, of John Willoughby Tarleton Allen, Secretary of the Inter-Territorial Swahili Language Committee for many years, and close personal friend of many East African writers, notably Shaaban Robert. The collection includes tape recordings of literary performances. 10 boxes. Handlist. The Library also contains copies, bound into 19 volumes, of Swahili and Arabic manuscripts deposited by Allen in the University Library at Dar-es-Salaam (MS 279888).
ANDERSON, SIR JAMES NORMAN DALRYMPLE
PP MS 60Correspondence, articles and documents concerned with Islamic law in the Middle East and East Africa, of Sir James Norman Dalrymple Anderson (born 1908). Also personal papers and writings on Christianity. Went to Egypt as a missionary in 1932, and served with the guerillas in the British Army in 1939; Awarded MBE, 1943, and OBE, 1945; lectured in Islamic law at Cambridge and then at the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1947-1971. 8 boxes. Handlist
ANDERSON, WILLIAM CHARLES
MS 380270Correspondence, personal papers and photographs, dated early 1920s, of William Charles Anderson. The papers concern his time working in British Nyasaland, Malawi on the cotton plantations at Mbewe and Gonda. 1 box. Handlist.
ANDREZEJEWSKI, Bogumil Witalis
PP MS 62Articles, papers, text and recordings, 1950-1980, of Professor Bogumil Witalis Andrezejewski (1922-1994), Lecturer/Reader (1952-1980) and Professor (1980-1982) in Cushitic Languages at SOAS. The material includes notes and translations of Arabic literature and the Somali and Oromo oral cultures. 78 boxes. Handlist.
ARKELL, REV ANTHONY JOHN
MS 210522Reports, articles and notes, dated c. 1919-1947, of Anthony John Arkell (1898-1980). Served in the Sudan Political Service 1920-1948, Archaeological Adviser to the Sudan Government 1948-1953. He subsequently became Reader in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of London and on retirement he became a vicar in Oxfordshire. The collection chiefly concerns archaeology, history and ethnology of the Sudan, together with some administrative papers. 17 boxes. Handlist.
ARNOLD, SIR THOMAS WALKER
PP MS 32Miscellaneous papers, dated 1888-1930, of Sir Thomas Walker Arnold (1864-1930). Lecturer in Philosophy, Mahommedan Anglo-Orient College, Aligarh 1888-1904; Educational Adviser for Indian students in England 1908-1920; Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in the University of London, 1921-1930. 13 boxes. Handlist.
MS 291571Letters and relics of Gladys Aylward, missionary to China. Miss Aylward worked chiefly in Shansi Province from 1931-1951. For a life of Gladys Aylward see Alan Burgess, The Small Woman, New York: E.P. Dutton, 1957. 1 box. Handlist