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BAKÉ, DR ARNOLD Adrian

PP MS 21Indian music and folklore - songs in various languages with related material and translations, of Dr Arnold A. Baké (1899-1963). 7 boxes. Handlist.


BAKER, ALAN CUSTANCE

PP MS 11Letters, dated 1905-1922, written by Alan Custance Baker, Malayan Civil Service 1908-1940, to his mother (mainly in French). Also letters 1883-1911, to his father-in-law, William Evans, Chinese Protectorate Service, 1882-1911. 5 boxes. Handlist. See William Evans.


BANKS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

MS 380389Photographs dated c. 1897-1917 and chiefly taken in North East India by A.L.Banks, missionary of the Regions beyond Missionary Union. The photographs show groups of missionaries, Indian Christians, Hindus and Muslims, local festivals, buildings and views. 11 albums. Handlist.


BANTU AND OTHER AFRICAN LANGUAGES

MS 380565Papers concerning the study of Bantu and non-Bantu languages of East Africa, dated 1943-1974, of unknown provenance. 3 boxes. Handlist.


BARGERY, GEORGE PERCIVAL

MS 380516Hausa grammar and vocabulary notes of George Percival Bargery (1876-1966). Missionary in northern Nigeria; Reader at the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1937-1947. 2 boxes. Handlist.


BARNES, LEONARD JOHN

PP MS 9Books, articles, unpublished manuscripts, reports, travel notebooks and some correspondence, dated c. 1932-1977, of Leonard John Barnes (1895-1977). Lecturer in Education, Liverpool University, 1936-1947; journalist and writer on African affairs. 25 boxes. Handlist.


BECKINGSALE, LAURA

MS 354917Letters dated 1911-1912, of Laura Beckingsale (1886-1983). Written in diary form to colleagues in London describing her experiences in Wuchang and Hankow during the Revolution of 1911-1912, where she worked for the London Missionary Society. 1 box. Handlist.


BENSON, MARY

MS 348942Research notes, drafts, transcripts of interviews and miscellaneous documents dated 1946-1974, of Mary Benson, writer and political campaigner. Author of The African patriots: The story of the African National Congress of South Africa, London: Faber and Faber, 1966. Includes articles on famous African leaders written by Z.K. Matthews and newspaper cuttings concerning political protest in South Africa. 4 boxes. Handlist.


BIRMINGHAM, WALTER

MS 380661Notes and publications relating to economics in West Africa, dated 1955 to 1977, by Walter Birmingham, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Ghana at Legon-Achimota,1952-60, Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town, 1972-75. 1 box.


BLATCH, GLEDHILL STANLEY

PP MS 28Correspondence, press cuttings, reports and political propaganda material collected by Gledhill Stanley Blatch (1916-1987). Material concerns the Ethiopian situation in the 1970s and 1980s, including coverage of the famine and refugee crisis. 13 boxes. Handlist.


BLYTHE, WILFRED LAWSON

PP MS 31Primary and secondary sources on secret societies (triads) in Malaya, of Wilfred Lawson Blythe (1896-1975). Joined the Malayan Civil Service, 1921; interned, 1941-42; Colonial Secretary of Singapore, 1950. Author of Secret Societies in Malaya, (Oxford, 1969). 24 boxes. Handlist


BOVILL, EDWARD WILLIAM

MS 282539Notebooks and files used by the late Edward William Bovill (1892-1966). Research material for the books Missions to the Niger Vols I-IV (Hakluyt Society, 1962-1966); includes copies of letters, records and reports of Denham, Clapperton, Laing and Warrington dated c. 1818-1828. 4 boxes. Handlist.


BOWRA PAPERS

MS 201813Diaries, correspondence, genealogical papers, photographs and press cuttings, dated 1840-1966, of Edward Charles Mackintosh Bowra (1841-73) Chinese Maritime Customs Service 1860-1973 and of Cecil Arthur Verner Bowra (1869-1947) Chinese Maritime Customs Service 1886-1923, Chief Secretary 1910-1923. 4 boxes, 7 volumes. For detailed list see Papers relating to the Chinese Maritime Customs 1860-1943, London: SOAS, 1973.


BOYD, JEAN

PP MS 36Material collected by Jean Boyd on the Nigerian woman poet, Nana Asma`u (1793-1865), works by her father Shehu dan Fodio (1754-1817) and works by female members of her family. Includes manuscript copies of poems by Asma'u in Fulfude, Hausa and Arabic together with translations. Also papers relating to women's organisations in Northern Nigeria and articles and other material concerning Sokoto (1902-1992) and three postcard albums. 19 boxes. Detailed catalogues.


BRITISH NORTH BORNEO PAPERS

MS 283792Offprints, pamphlets, press cuttings and miscellaneous papers relating to British North Borneo (c.1880-1940). Papers principally collected and written by E.P. Gueritz. Includes reports of the British North Borneo Company dated 1893-1945. 27 boxes. Handlist.