Manuscript Collections

Skeat Papers

Papers of Walter William SKEAT (1866-1953), colonial administrator and ethnographer

  • nine boxes of material, relating mainly to Skeat’s research on folklore and his book The Past at Our Doors (London, 1911)
  • the material includes correspondence, notes, typescripts, drawings, offprints of articles and newspapers cuttings
  • the papers have not yet been catalogued in detail

Related Resources

Collections of papers: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

Collections of objects, photographs, etc.: Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Skeat, Walter William (1866-1953), colonial administrator and ethnographer Link to article (external site)

Enquiries:  ms-photo.colls@prm.ox.ac.uk