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GIBSON, Sir Herbert (1868-1934): 'Notes on the Indian tribes of the Paraguayan and Bolivian Chaco'


Reference code(s): GB 1446 MS 33

Held at: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Title: GIBSON, Sir Herbert (1868-1934): 'Notes on the Indian tribes of the Paraguayan and Bolivian Chaco'

Date(s): 1922

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 20 items

Name of creator(s): Gibson | Sir | Herbert | 1868-1934 | Baronet


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1868; Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 1913-1945; Baronet, 1931; his company owned land in the Gran Chaco region of western Paraguay; member of the Committee of the British South American Missionary Society; died 1934.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Herbert Gibson, 1922, comprising manuscript article by Gibson entitled 'Notes on the Indian tribes of the Paraguayan and Bolivian Chaco', 25 Sep 1922, submitted for publication at the Royal Institute of Anthropology; map indicating the tribes of the North Chaco; table of comparative vocabularies of Paraguayan and Bolivian Chaco languages; 17 annotated photographs of Suhin, Lengua and Toothli people and Chaco scenery and note from A P Maudslay recommending the article for publication.


Language/scripts of material: English and comparative table of vocabularies of English, Vejox, Mataco, Choroti, Suhin, Towothli, Chamacoco, Zamuco and Chiquito.

System of arrangement:

Single item

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Conditions governing reproduction:

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Finding aids:

Collection level description available in the Institute's reading room.



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Submitted to the RAI for publication, 1922.



Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2008

Amerindians | Ethnic groups
Dictionaries | Reference materials | Books | Publications | Communications media | Information sciences
Indigenous populations | Ethnic groups
Tribes | Ethnic groups
Amerindian languages

Personal names
Gibson | Sir | Herbert | 1868-1934 | Baronet

Corporate names

Bolivia | South America
Paraguay | South America