Bowie-Mutch Collection


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB N/A Bowie-Mutch Collection
Held at: Marischal Museum, Aberdeen University
Domain: artefact
Title: Bowie-Mutch Collection
Date(s) of contents: c 1896-1915
Level of description: Collection
Extent and medium: c 60 objects, 3 diaries/notebooks and 81 photographs.

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):
Bowie, Frederick (1869-1933)
Mutch, Jeannie (d 1930)

Administrative/Biographical history: Frederick Bowie and Jeannie Mutch were missionaries in Vanuatu between 1896 and 1933, initially for the Free Church of Scotland and probably, post-1900, for the United Free Church of Scotland.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to Marischal Museum by Bowie, Mutch and their descendents between 1911 and 1974.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of:
c 60 ethnographic objects from Vanuatu.
81 photographs, mostly of Vanuatu.
Diary of Bowie (216 pages, 1896-97).
Diary of Mutch (60 pages, 1914-15).
Notebook on the folklore and customs of Vanuatu (49 pages, c 1914-1915).

System of arrangement: Much of the material is on display, though some remains in donor files.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English.

Conditions governing access: At the discretion of the The Senior Curator.

Conditions governing reproduction: Advice should be sought in the first instance from the Senior Curator.

Finding aids:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Cultural heritage
Cultural property
Movable cultural property
Photographs
Visual materials

Personal names
Bowie | Frederick | 1869-1933 | Free Church of Scotland missionary in Vanuatu
Mutch | Jeannie | d 1930 | Free Church of Scotland missionary in Vanuatu

Corporate names
Free Church of Scotland
United Free Church of Scotland

Places
Oceania
Vanuatu