Collection Newbold MSS - Douglas Newbold Collection

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Newbold MSS


Douglas Newbold Collection


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Extent and medium

1 box (3 folders)

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Biographical history

Archival history

Formerly in the possession of O. G. S. Crawford.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

O. G. S. Crawford presented the papers in 1947, which were formally accepted by the Griffith Institute Committee in January 1948.

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Scope and content

Two volumes on the history and archaeology of the Beja tribes of the Eastern Sudan (MSS 1) and small group of detached papers / personal file (MSS 2).

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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

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  • English

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies

Not known.

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Publication note

Overview of the collection:

  • Zaborski, Andrzej, "Sir Douglas Newbold's file: an unexplored source in the newest history of the Beja tribes of the Sudan", in Folia Orientalia 8 (1966), 229-32.

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  • The pages of the two volumes (MSS 1) are numbered individually in one continuing sequence (vol. 1 p. 1-200 and vol. 2 p. 201-540). Pages 176, 192, 326, 340-346, 361, 380, 382, 488-496 do not exist or are missing.

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  • Box: 0705