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Research papers and publications, 1944-1990

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MSS. Afr. s. 2535/3

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Papers and publications relating to Philip Allison's research into art and antiquities in Nigeria comprising:
  1. 'The First Travelling Commissioners of the Ekiti Country'. Typescript article by Allison, n.d. [c. 1950], with manuscript amendments, background notes and detailed map of the Abeokuta Group.
  2. Correspondence and papers, 1944-1990, relating to the Yoruba sculptor, Olowe of Ise (d. 1938) whom Allison met in the 1930s. With photographic prints and negatives of carvings by Olowe.
  3. Correspondence relating to Life in the White Man's Grave with reviews and press coverage, 1988-1990.
  4. Published articles and notes by Allison: 'Carved Stone Figures in the Ekoi Country of the Middle Cross River, Eastern Nigeria', Man, vol. LXII, Feb 1962; 'Historical Inferences to be Drawn from the Effect of Human Settlement on the Vegetation of Africa', Journal of African History, III, 2 (1962); 'Newly Discovered Stone Figures from the Yoruba Village of Ijara, Northern Nigeria', Man, no. 115, Jun 1963; 'A Terra-Cotta Head in the Ife Style from Ikirun, Western Nigeria', Man, no. 194, Oct 1963; 'A Carved Stone Figure of Eshu from Igbajo, Western Nigeria', Man, no. 131, Jul-Aug 1964; 'Stone Statues of Eastern Nigeria: a New Survey of the Great Hard-Stone Monoliths of the Cross River', The Illustrated London News, 26 Sep 1964; review of 'Archaeology and Nigeria' by Thurstan Shaw (Ibadan, 1964), Man, no. 180, Sep-Oct 1965; 'A century of Zimbabwe', The Illustrated London News, Sep 1971; 'African Ethnography from Kew', The British Museum Quarterly, vol. XXIX, nos. 3-4, 1975; 'Stone Sculpture of the Cross River, Nigeria', Bollettino del Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici, vol. XIII-XIV, 1976; 'The Crown, the Commoners and the Conservationists', Hampshire: the county magazine, vol. 29, no. 7, May 1989.

Dates

  • 1944-1990

Extent

1 box

Shelfmark

MSS. Afr. s. 2535/3

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