Major Larken with two Zande children

Major Larken with two Zande children
104 x 78 mm | Print gelatin silver
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1998.341.303.1 - Negative film nitrate , (104 x 78 mm)
Date of Print:
Previous PRM Number:
Previous Other Number:
5 (157) [frame 10]

Accession Number:
Major P. M. Larken, the District Commissioner for Yambio District (1911-1932), sitting on the ground with his arm around a girl, with a boy next to them. In front of them is a carved stool, and in the background a sleeping hut (type known as gbuguru).
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Date of Photo:
1927 - 1930
[Southern Sudan] Western Equatoria Yambio
P. M. Larken
PRM Source:
Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Donated 1966
Other Owners:
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Collection
Shelter , Clothing , Colonial , Furnishings , Carving
Building House
Original catalogue lists in Manuscript Collections. Additional material in related documents files. [CM 27/9/2005]
Primary Documentation:
PRM Accession Records - [1966.27.21] G PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD - S. SUDAN, AZANDE TRIBE. Box of negatives in envelopes. Nos. 1 - 400
Added Accession Book Entry - [In pencil in column] Catalogue room.
[1966.27.23] G PROFESSOR E. E. EVANS-PRITCHARD; INST. OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 51 BANBURY RD. OXFORD - S. SUDAN, AZANDE TRIBE. Box of prints in envelopes, nos. 1 - 400 (prints of negatives in 1966.27.21)

Manual Catalogues [typewritten, entitled "Zande Photographs (E-P)"] - 303. Larken and two children. 5(157)

Other Information:
In The Azande (OUP 1971, page viii) E. E. Evans-Pritchard notes that 'I pay tribute also to the researches of an old and lamented friend, Major P.M. Larken, who spent over twenty years among the Azande of the Sudan and spoke their langauge fleuntly.' Also on page 421, he adds a note about 'My old friend Major P. M. Larken, who administered the Azande for over twenty years, first in Tembura District and then in Yambio District of the Bahr al-Ghazal Province of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan...' Larken published several articles in Sudan Notes and Records, including 'Zande Notes' (1923); 'An Account of the Zande' (1926) & 'Impressions of the Azande' (1927), as well as an article 'Notes on the Azande of Tembura and Yambio, 1911-1930' in Leich, T.A.T. (ed) Zande Background (Equatoria Projects Board, Nzara, 1955)
Christopher Morton 31/10/2003 [Southern Sudan Project]
Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
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