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Lawrance, Jeremy

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 380573
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies
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Full title: Lawrance, Jeremy
Date(s): 1955-1957
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Lawrance | Jeremy Charles Dalton | fl 1955-1994 | colonial administrator and linguist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Jeremy Lawrance was a District Commissioner in Karamoja, Uganda, for two years and in Teso for five years during the 1950s. Publications: The Iteso: fifty years of change in a Nilo-Hamitic tribe of Uganda (1957); with J H Hilder, An introduction to the Ateso language (1957); with J H Hilder, An English-Ateso and Ateso-English vocabulary (1958).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1955-1957 and undated, of Jeremy Lawrance on Ugandan languages, comprising typescript on Teso proverbs and riddles [1950s], with letter from John Hilders, Soroti Teacher Training College (of the Mill Hill Mission), Uganda, 1955; typescripts by A W Henriksen, 1957, 'Notes on the Teso verb' and 'Notes on the Preposition in Ateso', produced by the Mill Hill Fathers, Tororo, Uganda; undated typescript on the conjugation of verbs by John Hilders, probably the Teso language [1950s]; undated typescript Akarimojong grammar by the Rev Father Farina of the Catholic Mission, Kaangole [1950s].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, Teso (Ateso) and Akarimojong (Karamojong)

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids:


Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Jeremy Lawrance in 1994.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
Jul 2002

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