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Papers of the ethnologist Alfred Cort Haddon (1855-1940), lecturer in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Christ's College, were deposited in the University Library by the University's Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in August and September 1968.

The collection includes many items relating to Haddon's life and expeditions, particularly those relating to the Torres Straits, Sarawak, and New Guinea. There are in addition lecture notes, professional correspondence, and a large collection of offprints. The Haddon collection further includes papers of important contemporaries: James Hornell, William Ridgeway, Arthur Bernard Deacon, N. W. Thomas, and William Halse Rivers Rivers.

The Haddon papers are available without restriction. An outline catalogue is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. A selection of Haddon papers, microfilmed in the University Library at the request of the Australian Joint Copying Project, have been listed in some detail by members of the project team. A copy of their list is also available on request.

Contact: Katrina Dean (01223 333056;