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Collection Level Description: Report by Paul Spencer

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2311
Title: Report by Paul Spencer
Dates of Creation: 20th century
Extent: 29 ff.

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Paul Spencer undertook the survey which resulted in this report during his period of research among the Samburu people of Kenya, 1957-1960, at the request of the District Commissioner, Samburu.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of a report by Spencer and related correspondence concerning the Lewaso Dorobo (Il Uaso) people of northern Kenya and the advisability of relocating them, November 1959-December 1960.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Paul Spencer on 15th April 1999.

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Spencer | Paul | fl 1959-1999 | anthropologist

Dorobo (African people)

Kenya | Native races


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