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ARCHER, William George (1907-1979): 'Civil justice in tribal India'

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1446 MS 10 and 11
Held at: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
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Full title: ARCHER, William George (1907-1979): 'Civil justice in tribal India'
Date(s): [c 1946]
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Archer | William George | 1907-1979 | civil servant and historian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1907; read history, Emmanuel College, Cambridge; Indian Civil Service, 1930; Deputy Commissioner of the Santal Parganas, 1942-1946; editor of Man in India, 1942-1949; Keeper of the Indian section of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1949; Royal Asiatic Society's Burton Memorial Medal, 1978; died, 1979.


Scope and content/abstract:

Two copies of 'Civil justice in tribal India, with special reference to the Santal Parganas', by William George Archer, [c. 1946].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item

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:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

Correspondence and papers of William George Archer, including diaries at British Library, Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections (Ref: MSS Eur F 236).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Source: Burlington Magazine, Vol. 121, no 915, Jun 1979, p 380.

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:
Apr 2008

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