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LESTRANGE, Monique de: 'Contributions à l'étude des plis palmaires chez l'homme'

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1446 MS 24
Held at: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
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Full title: LESTRANGE, Monique de: 'Contributions à l'étude des plis palmaires chez l'homme'
Date(s): 1945
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Gessain | Monique | fl 1945-1955 | neé de Lestrange | French anthropologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Monique de Lestrange studied at the l'École Pratique des Hautes-Études in the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie du Musée de l'Homme; worked in Youkounkoun, Senegal, [1946]; married fellow anthropologist Robert Gessain and spent time with him in Guinea, 1946-1955; she published several works, notably on the subject of the Coniagui, an ethnic group from Guinea and Senegal.


Scope and content/abstract:

Typescript paper by Monique de Lestrange entitled, 'Contributions à l'étude des plis palmaires chez l'homme', presented to the l'École Pratique des Hautes-Études, third section, Anthropology, Paris, for an associate diploma, 27 Nov 1945.

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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.

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

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Description Notes

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

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