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LONG, Richard Charles Edward (1872-1951)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1446 MS 77-89
Held at: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
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Full title: LONG, Richard Charles Edward (1872-1951)
Date(s): 1885-1950
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 boxes and 5 volumes
Name of creator(s): Long | Richard Charles Edward | 1872-1951 | solicitor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1872; BA, Trinity College, Dublin, 1894; solicitor, 1897-1951; published many articles on anthropology, particularly on the Maya calendar; Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute; died, 1951.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection of Richard Long, 1885-1950, including:

MS 77
Manuscript and typescript notes made by Long, extracted from periodicals and books.

MS 78
Scrap paper notes made by Long.

MS 79
Correspondence between Long and S.G. Morley.

MS 80
Three notebooks containing abstracts. [Kilcavan, Geashill, 1885-1896].

MS 81
'Researches of Maya astronomy' translated 1-6, [by] Hans Ludendorff, Berlin, 1930-1933.

MS 82
Proofs of Maya hieroglyphic writing, by J.E. Thompson, Washington, 1950 with notes by Long inserted.

MS 83
Notes and abstracts from papers by various authors including on Mexico, Maya and Egypt.

MS 84
Typescript 'The new and the old in Guatemala' and 'The calendar of Soloma and of other Indian towns', by Robert Burkitt. 1929-1930 and proofs of 'The calendar of Soloma', published in Man, 1929.

MS 85
'Book of Chilam Balam of Tizimen: Tun prophecies, with comparisons from the Mani version', translated by Ralph Roys, [11 June 1948].

MS 86
Collection of reprints and photostat copies of papers by Robert H. Merrill, [1941-1947].

MS 87
Collection of reprints by various authors, including correspondence and notes, [1924-1949].

MS 88
'Further implications of Thompson's readings of Maya inscriptions at Copan', 2 Apr 1948.

MS 89
Biography of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford (1593-1641).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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 in the RAI's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

[Bequeathed to the RAI by Richard Long.]

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Man, Vol. 52, (Aug., 1952), pp. 117-117.

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

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