Earthy, Emily Dora
Name of creator(s): Earthy | Emily Dora | fl 1917-1958 | missionary
Administrative/Biographical history: Emily Dora Earthy (known as Dora Earthy) worked as a missionary in Portugese East Africa (Mozambique) for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, from September 1917 to December 1930. She then obtained a grant from the Research Committee of Bantu Studies of the University of Witwatersrand, to cover six month's fieldwork among the Valenge women of that country, compiling raw material for her book Valenge Women: the social and economic life of the Valenge women of Portugese East Africa (Oxford University Press, 1933).
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated in 1987.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1917-1930, collected by Dora Earthy during her fieldwork amongst the Valenge women, including notes and drafts of her book Valenge Women: the social and economic life of the Valenge women of Portugese East Africa in various typed and hand-written stages.
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ACCESS AND USE
Language: English; some manuscript notes in Lenge, Chopi
Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.
Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.
Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.
Date(s) of descriptions: 15 May 2000