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Papers of Dr. Schuyler Jones

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MSS. Afr. s. 2254

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Printed and typescript items relating to the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya, 1953.


  • 1953


27 ff.

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MSS. Afr. s. 2254

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CMD ID 2670

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Schuyler Jones (b 1930), CBE (1998) was educated at Wichita High School, Kansas, the University of Edinburgh (MA) and the University of Oxford (MA, DPhil), where he lectured in ethnology, 1970-1971. He was Assistant Curator at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, 1971-1985 and Director, 1985-1997.

During his career he took part in the following anthropological expeditions -
  1. North Africa, the Sahara, West Africa, 1951
  2. French Equatorial Africa, Belgian Congo, East Africa, 1952
  3. South Africa, the Zambezi and Congo Rivers, 1953
  4. French West Africa, the Sahara, 1954
  5. Eastern Mediterranean, 1956
  6. Greek Islands, 1957
  7. Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, 1958
  8. Pakistan, Kashmir, Afghanistan, 1959
  9. Nuristan, 1960-1970
  10. Central China, Gobi Desert, Chinese Turkestan, 1984
  11. East Africa, 1985
  12. Central China, Tibet, Gobi Desert, 1986
  13. South China, Chinese Turkestan, Hunza, Gilgit, 1988
  14. Greenland, 1991
  15. East Africa and Greenland, 1993
He was a council member, RAI, 1986-1990 and a trustee of the Horniman Memorial Museum, London, 1989-1994. He also served temporarily in the Kenyan Police Force during the 1950s. He was married twice, in 1955 to Lis Margit Sondergaard, with whom he had one son and one daughter, and in 1998 to Lorraine Christine Vieira.

His publications include the following -
  1. Under the African sun (London; Hurst & Blackett; [1956])
  2. An annotated bibliography of Nuristan (Kafiristan) and the Kalash Kafirs of Chitral (Copenhagen; Munksgaard; 1966-1969)
  3. The Political organization of the Kam Kafirs. A preliminary analysis(Copenhagen; s.d.; 1967)
  4. Men of influence in Nuristan: a study of social control and dispute settlement in Waigal Valley, Afghanistan (London, New York; Seminar Press, 1974)
  5. Hunting and trading on the Great Plains, 1859-1875, by James R. Mead, ed. Schuyler Jones (London, Norman; University of Oklahoma Press; c1986)
  6. Afghanistan (Oxford; Clio; 1992)
  7. Tibetan nomads: environment, pastoral economy, and material culture (London, Copenhagen; Thames and Hudson, Rhodos International Science and Art Publishers; 1996)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited at the library by Dr. Schuyler Jones in April 1998.
Papers of Dr. Schuyler Jones
Paul Davidson
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