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Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

MAN, Edward Horace (d 1929)


Reference code(s): GB 1446 MS 100-119a

Held at: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Title: MAN, Edward Horace (d 1929)

Date(s): 1863-1920

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 6.5 boxes

Name of creator(s): Man | Edward Horace | d 1929 | colonial administrator


Administrative/Biographical history:

Edward Horace Man was colonial administrator of the Andaman and Nicobar Commission, he retired c 1900 and died, 1929. He published On the Aboriginal Inhabitants of the Andaman Islands in around 1885.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Edward Horace Man including:

MS 110
Andaman vocabulary, in 25 volumes, English-Andamanese and Andamanese-English.

MS 111
Andamanese grammar, annotated by Sir R.C. Temple, Port Blair, 1878.

MS 112
Loose notes on Nicobar, Andamanese and comparative vocabulary; Port Blair, 1878.

MS 113
Pamphlet entitled 'A grammar of the BŰjingÓjÓda or South Andaman language', by E.H. Man and R.C. Temple. (Calcutta, Thacker, Spink and Co., 1878) interleaved with manuscript notes.

MS 114
Proof for an article by Man entitled 'Notes on the Nicobarese' by despatched to Bombay 4 Jan 1899 from Port Blair with accompanying manuscript and typescript notes and numerous annotations.

MS 115
Notepad containing manuscript notes on Andaman vocabulary by Amy F. Man, with notes in the margin, by E H Man, 1885-1886. Inserted is a reprint of 'Notes on analogies of manners between the Indo-Chinese races and the races of the Indian Archipelago', by Colonel Yule, with holograph letter of the author to A F Man affixed.

MS 116
Personal papers of E H Man including letters from parents; issue of his school magazine, Uppingham, Oct. 1872, containing memorial to Arthur C Man (inserted photograph); 'Memo of periods during which I have officiated in higher grades'; copies of correspondence dated 1863 between the Superintendent of Convicts, P.W. Island, and Resident Councillor P.W. Island, H. Man; press cuttings; transcripts of poems; reviews of Andaman Islanders and a photograph.

MS 117
Loose notes, botanical and others, [c 1877].

MS 118
Reprints and cuttings from The Times, 25 May 1920 and pamphlets annotated by E H Man.

MS 119
Manuscript vocabulary of the languages spoken by the people of South Andaman, 1875 in 5 volumes with photographs and maps.

MS 119a
'Vocabulary of dialects spoken in the Nicobar and Andaman Isles', by Fr. Ad. De RŲepstorff, Extra Assistant Superintendent Andaman and Nicobars, 1874, annotated by E H Man.


Language/scripts of material: English and Andamanese

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Appointments are necessary for all visits; please contact the archivist by email to arrange; a fee of £10 is payable by all visitors except Fellows and Members; membership details can be found on the RAI web site; access to material referring to the most recent thirty years is restricted; some material is very fragile and may not be available for view; a few items are of restricted or forbidden access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies and scans for personal research only may be arranged at the discretion of the archivist; charges apply; in all cases forms governing use of copies must be signed; use of digital cameras is not allowed.

Finding aids:

Detailed descriptions availablein the reading room.



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:




Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Source: Obit: Man, Vol. 30, (Jan., 1930), pp. 11-12.

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: Sep 2008

Dictionaries | Reference materials | Books | Publications | Communications media | Information sciences
Indigenous populations | Ethnic groups
Vocabularies | Lexicography

Personal names
Man | Edward Horace | d 1929 | colonial administrator

Corporate names

Andaman and Nicobar | India | South Asia