Diaries, notebooks and papers on the Bedouin of Cyrenaica and other miscellaneous papers. 1948-87

14 volumes, various papers, maps and photographs. Various sizes. Handwritten, printed and typewritten

The collection of photographs is held in the RAI Photographic "collection"

A copy of the B.Litt. thesis submitted by Stella M. Peters, entitled A study of the Bedouin (Cyrenaican) ‘Bait’, submitted 1952 from St Hilda’s Oxford, can be consulted at the Tylor Library, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford

Abbreviations:

ELP Emrys Lloyd Peters

SMP Stella M. Peters

BOC The Bedouin of Cyrenaica: studies in personal and corporate power; Fmrys L. Peters; edited by Jack Goody and Emanuel Marx. Cambridge, C.U.P., 1990. (Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology, 72)

Presented by Brian Peters, August 2006

/1 Diaries and notebooks, 1948-50. 14 volumes. Handwritten. 19.5 x 16 cm and bound in maroon cloth boards unless stated otherwise

/1 Diary of travels from Liverpool, 22 Jan. 1948 via Malta, Cairo, Tobruk, Derma, Banghazi, El Abiar and Cyrenaica, back to Tripoli and England, 18 Nov. 1948 and a 2nd sojourn in Cyrenaica, 19 Nov. - 30 Dec. 1949; by SMP. vi, 319 pp., [blank pp. 11-15, 34-5, 47-8, 52-6, 58, 60, 65-72, 77-8, 80-2, 94, 96-8, 100, 131, 136, 154-5, 159-62, 164-6, 173-80, 193, 197-207, 216, 249-51, 254-7, 259-60, 284, 288-90, 292-305]. 20.5 x 13 cm. Bound in green cloth boards

Insertions [filed in separate pocket]

.1 Women’s dress. 1 p., illus. 20.5 x 16 cm

.2 Man’s dress. 1 p., illus. 20.5 x 16.5 cm

.3 N. African Bedouin wearing a ‘jerd’ and Arab man’s slipper. 1 p., illus. 19 x 12.5 cm

.4 Another form of slipper (man’s). 1 p., illus. 13 x 19.5 cm

.5 Tattoo markings. 2 pp., illus. 9.5 x 19 cm

.6 [Camel and harness]. 1pencil drawing. 13 x 19.5 cm

.7 Hobbling rope tying the forelegs of a camel. 1 pencil drawing. 20.5 x 16.5 cm

.8 [Grinding stones]. 1 pencil drawing. 5 x 8 cm

.9 Shakwa - butter churn. 1 pencil drawing. 10 x 16.5 cm

.10 [Arabic text]. 1 p. 17.5 x 12.5 cm

.11 Roman remains in the vicinity of Naja Saber. 2pp., 1 plan. 25.5 x 20 cm

.12 Making butter in a goat skin. 1 photograph filed at p. 130. 9 x 14 cm

.13 Wardrobe. 2 pp. 25.5 x 20.5 cm

.14 Household linen. 2 pp. 25.5 x 19.5 cm

.15 Household linen. 1 p. 23 x 19.5 cm

/2 Barassa I and a little from Magharba, Dec. 1949 - Feb. 1950: [diary and notes]; by SMP. ii, 208 pp., diagrs., illus. [blank pp. 48, 64, 68, 74, 76, 129, 131, 133, 135, 137, 171, 179, 181, 185, 187, 189, 191, 195. Numbers 111-9 omitted in pagination]

.1 ‘And bring the tea glasses and tray, and make tea...’. l p. 16 x 9.5 cm [found filed at p. 21, refiled p. 21]

/3 Barassa II: [notes]; by SMP. i, 100 leaves, diagrs. Text leaves 65-6 by ELP

/4 Barassa III: [notes]; by SMP. i, 198 pp., diagrs. [blank pp. 9, 15, 16, 31, 37, 55, 57, 59, 61, 71, 79, 85, 87, 93, 101, 103, 105, 107, 113, 115, 119, 121, 123, 127, 1297 131, 135, 139, 141, 147, 149, 153, 155, 159, 163, 170, 187, 191]

/5 Barassa IV: [notes]; by SMP. i, 200 pp., diagr., illus. [blank pp. 3, 7, 11, 36-116, 128-80, 189-92, 194]

Insertions [filed in separate pocket]

.1 [Arabic text]. 2 pp. 16.5 x 12.5 cm

.2 ‘Tabra inshallah’ - I hope you will get better. 1 p. 25 x 20.5 cm

.3 Taragiya thunderbolt... l p. 26 x 20 cm

.4 Songs concerning the stars. 2 pp. 26 x 20 cm

/6 Ad darsa, book I: [notes]; by SMP. i, 101 leaves, diagrs., illus. [blank leaves 94-7, verso of leaves 14-5, 29-33, 36-7, 39, 47-54, 57-9, 68-9, 76, 77-9, 81-2, 85-7, 89-90, 93]

Insertions [filed in separate pocket]

.1 Niare - wild pigeon, arcyard - ghazelle...: [arabic text]. 2 leaves. 19.5 x 13 cm

.2 Discussion under a carob tree concerning dispute about a well between Ait BuArisha and Ait Asm?n. [see MS 438/1/6, leaves 57-9]. 1 photograph. 8 x 11 cm

.2a [Another copy of MS 438/1/6.2]

.3 [A legal case being heard]. 1 photograph. 12 x 16.5 cm. [BOC, plate 12. see also MS 438/28/10]

.4 Marara hanging up in the tent. 1 pencil drawing. 9 x 12 cm. [see MS 438/1/6, leaf 64]

.5 Letter to Mr & Mrs E.L. Peters from Mrs S.M. Lewis, 19 Mar. 1950 - family and home news. 4 pp. 20.5 x 12 cm

.6 [Arabic text]. 2 leaves. 29 x 20 cm. [Found MS 438/1/6, leaf 90]

.7 People present at the Miad. lp. 19.5 x 16 cm. [see MS 438/1/6, leaves 57-60)

.8 [Families]. 4 leaves. 16 x 19 cm

/7 The Darsa, Book II: [notes]; by SMP. i, 100 leaves, diagrs. [blank leaves 29, 81, verso of leaves 9, 13, 15-6, 20-1, 24, 28, 32, 37-9, 53, 72-3, 80-1, 85-7, 89, 92, 94]

Insertions [filed in separate pocket]

.1 Ghafla...: [word list]. 1 p. 20 x 16 cm

.2 Adad, Shuklus...: [conversation group]. 1 p. 7.5 x 20.5 cm

/8 Darsa, Book III: [notes]; by SMP. i, 100 leaves, illus. [blank leaves 57-96, verso of leaves 15, 21-2, 25, 31, 39, 48-9, 52-3, 55-6]

/9 Magharba, Book I: [notes]; by SMP. ii, 93 leaves, illus. [blank leaves 62-3, 67-86, verso of leaves 2, 4, 6-8, 10-12, 14, 16, 28, 32, 37-8, 40, 44-8, 52-4, 56, 61, 64-6]

/10 Cyrenaican songs; by SMP. i, 194 pp. [blank pp. 9, 15-7, 25, 29, 31, 33, 37, 41-2, 50, 57, 59, 71, 75, 77-80, 89, 99-101, 117, 133, 137, 139, 143, 151, 155, 158-66 168-74, 193]

Insertions [filed in separate pocket]

.1 ‘A man wants a girl...’ 1 p. 19 x 16 cm

.2 ‘Said by a man who danced and shot in front of the tent...’ 2 pp. 20 x 12.5 cm

.3 ‘The men were saying...’ 2 pp. 20 x 12.5 cm

.4 ‘Kharas - hub b?g?bur...’ 2 pp., illus. 20 x 12.5 cm

.5 ‘Alay ma sarai iblait...’ 1 p. 18.5 x 12.5 cm

.6 Questions. 2 pp. 20 x 12.5 cm

.7 Wedding of the Hassa. 2 pp. 20 x 12.5 cm

.8 [Arabic text and list of correspondents]. 2 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm

.9 ‘Gatar atnash sa iyj?b...’ 2 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm

.10 ‘Fiy batnha-harr...’ 2 pp. 20 x 12.5 cm

.11 ‘A jester named Joh?r was in the court of a king called Harur Rashid...’ 2 pp. 26 x 20 cm

.12 [Arabic text]. 2 pp. 25 x 20 cm

.13 Poem by Abdul Jalell bin Ali bu Falaga. 2 pp. 22.5 x 17.5 cm

.14 [Arabic text]. 1 p. 20 x 12.5 cm

.15 ‘During the war of the Barassa...’. l p. 20 x 16 cm

.16 [Arabic text]. 1 p. 20 x 16 cm

.17 ‘Gal Bu Fat?ta...’ 1 p. 15.5 x 12.5 cm

.18 ‘Said el habas (Bu Abdul Godar) ...’ 1 p. 13.5 x 12.5 cm

.19 ‘Mas?da galat...’ 1 slip. 5.5 x 13 cm

/11 Notes on Cyrenaica from the ancient travellers; taken by SMP. ii, 197 pp., diagr. [blank pp. 47-8, 95, 98-191]

/12 Tent references [and] early history of Cyrenaica [and comparative studies: notes]; by SMP. 169 pp., illus. [blank pp. 7, 131, 149-66]

/13 Phrases and proverbs; by ELP. Text pp. i, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 15, 17 only, the rest of the notebook is blank]

Insertion [filed with p.17]

.1 [List of vocabulary and meanings]. 1 p. 18.5 x 12.5 cm

/14 Life among the Bedouin of Cyrenaica; by SMP. 272 pp., diagrs., illus., maps. [blank pp.46, 50, 82, 90, 234. Missing pp. 128-31, 184-5, 208-9]. 23 x 19 cm. Students MBS book bound in grey cloth boards

Insertions [filed in separate pocket]

.1 Goat skin bucket for drawing water from the well. 1 pencil drawing. 10 x 16.5 cm

.2 [Map of northern Africa, southern Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia]. 1 traced outline map. 13 x 19 cm

.3 [Another copy of MS 438/14/1.2]. 1 tracing. 19 x 20 cm

.4 [Arabic text and vocabulary]. 2 pp. 20.5 x 12.5 cm

.5 Flowers found at Cyrene, 13 Apr. 4 pp. 21 x 13 cm

.6 Wild flowers of Cyrenaica. 7 pp., illus., numbered leaves I-IV. 20.5 x 12.5 cm (pp.1-6), 12 x 12.5 cm (p.7)

.7 Flora around Mameli. 2 pp. 21 x 13 cm

.8 ‘This is not new but I haven’t described it before...’ 2 pp. 21 x 13 cm

.9 Wild iris. 2 pp., illus. 19 x 13.5 cm

.10 ‘Adala... the tray, teapot, glasses, etc...’ 1 p. 20.5 x 12.5 cm

.11 The Hejeb. 1 p. 17.5 x 13 cm

.12 Counting at the [Arabic word?]. 1 p. 23 x 17 cm

.13 [Arabic calculation]. 2 pp. 17.5 x 13 cm

.14 ‘- always looked dirty and unkempt...’ 1 p. 21.5 x 18.5 cm

/2 The sociology of Bedouin of Cyrenaica; by ELP, Lincoln College, Oxford. D.Phil thesis presented July 1951. [ii], v, 1-357, 357a, 358-417 leaves, genealogical charts, maps. [missing leaves 283, 339-48]. Abstract of D.Phil. thesis... 5 pp. Typewritten. [Bound before p. i of thesis]. 24 x 21 cm. Typewritten with handwritten annotations. Bound in twin lock crown binder with maroon cloth boards. 26.5 x 25 cm

/3 The Bedouin shaikhs: aspects of power among the camel herding pastoralists of Cyrenaica; [by ELP]. [i], 1-22, 22b, 23-9, 29a, 30-9.leaves. [missing leaf 25]. 30 x 21 cm. Typewritten and handwritten

.1 The Bedouin shaikhs: aspects of power among the Cyrenaican pastoralists; [by ELP]. 1-3, 3a, 4-55 leaves. [missing leaf 12, 44]. 29.5 x 21 cm, (leaf 3a only) 15 x 21 cm. Handwritten

[MS 438/3 and 438/3.1 published in BOC, Chapter 6: The power of Shaiks, pp. 112-37)

/4 ‘Limited assets only are available to those seeking power in Cyrenaica...’: [essay on power and leadership; by ELP]. 1-7, 7a, 8-17 leaves. 29.5 x 21 cm. Handwritten. [Some of the text in BOC, pp.115-6]

/1 Khuri: [note; by ELP]. 15 x 21.5 cm. Handwritten. [Found between leaves 3-4 of MS 438/4]

/5 ‘For centuries before the Italians invaded Cyrenaica...’: [effect of various foreign imperialists on the role of shaikhs; by ELP]. 4 leaves. 30 x 21 cm. Handwritten

/6 ‘This pattern is based on the marriage connection they control...’: [notes on marriage; by ELP]. 2 leaves, numbered 46A, 46B. 30 x 21 cm. Handwritten

/7 The Shaikh; [by ELP]. 1 p. 30 x 21 cm. Handwritten

/8 Power; [by ELP]. 1 p. 30 x 21 cm. Handwritten

/9 Saltzman: [notes; by ELP]. 3 leaves. 30 x 21 cm. Handwritten

/10 Notes; [by ELP]. 1 p. 30 x 21 cm. Handwritten

/11 The Bedouin shaikhs: aspects of power among the Cyrenaican pastoralists; by ELP. 1 title page. 29.5 x 21 cm. Typewritten with handwritten jottings

/12 Patterns which anticipate changes: [notes; by ELP]. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm. Handwritten

/13 The shaikh: [references; by ELP]. 4 pp. on 2 cards. 13 x 20.5 cm. Handwritten

/14 Status: [references; by ELP]. 3 pp. on 2 cards. 13 x 20.5 cm. Handwritten

/15 Gifts: [references; by ELP]. 1 p. on 1 card numbered 4. 13 x 20.5 cm. Handwritten

/16 With these words the Marabout departed: [Arabic text]. 1 p. 17 x 12.5 cm. Handwritten

/17 [Untitled]. 1 folder containing 4 papers by ELP. Various sizes. Handwritten

/1 The shaikh. 2 pp. 33 x 20 cm

/2 The Shaikh or The distribution of power among Bedouin, June 1979. 14 leaves. 33 x 20 cm

/3 Power. 9 leaves. [leaf 2 is filed between leaves 2 and 5]. 33 x 20 cm

/4 Power. 2 pp. [filed between leaves 4 and 5 of MS 438/17/3]. 25.5 x 19 cm

/18 Documents for retention. 1 folder containing 54 notes and papers by ELP. Various sizes. Handwritten unless stated otherwise. Folder discarded

/1 The Cyrenaican shaikh. 1 p. 28 x 21 cm

/2 Power. 1 p. 26.5 x 20.5 cm

/3 Bedouin shaikh. 1 p. 32.5 x 20.5 cm

/4 ‘In a power struggle, acquisition of wealth...’ 1 p. 23 x 20.5 cm

/5 Use of lineage model. 2 pp. 32.5 x 20.5 cm

/6 ‘Among clients the lack of full legal and political status...’ 1 p. 15 x 20.5 cm

/7 ‘My 1st version of the ‘feud’ which Mayer said established the link...’ 2 leaves. 12.5 x 20 cm

/8 Power. 2 pp. 25.5 x 20.5 cm

/9 ‘Note that the son of a shaik who wishes to establish himself...’. 1 p. 17.5 x 20 cm

/10 Power. 1p. 20.5 x 13 cm

/11 ‘The basic principle of a lineage system...’ 1 p. 30.5 x 20.5 cm

/12 Sayings: pious and otherwise. 2 pp. 25.5 x 20 cm

/13 Status climbing in ranked and unranked societies. 1 p. 31.5 x 20 cm

/14 Leadership. 1 p. 32 x 20.5 cm

/15 ‘Status promotion of shaikhs is different from promotion in a ranked society...’ 1p. 25.5 x 20 cm

/16 ‘What is meant by perpetuity as used for defining a corporate group?...’ 1 p. 25.5 x 21 cm. Typewritten

/17 Jisin Wahid. 2 leaves. 25.5 x 20 cm

/18 Bedouin marriages and corporations. 1 p. 30 x 21 cm

/19 Status, clients and proprietary ownership. 1 p. 30 x 21 cm

/20 Lineage alliances. 1 p. 30 x 21 cm

/21 Za’aim. 1 p. 30 x 21 cm

/22 Power . 2 leaves. 30.5 x 20 cm

/23 ‘Men who rise to power use all the available assets...’ 1 card. 8.5 x 7.5 cm

/24 ‘Contractual relationships among Cyrenaican bedouin...’ 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm. Typewritten

/25 Bedouin spring camps. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm

/26 Bedouin marriage. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm

/27 Bedouin ‘herding hints’. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm

/28 Marriage. 1 p. 30 x 21 cm

/29 ‘Power politics...’ 1 p. 14 x 20 cm

/30 The Bedouin shaikhs constitute an instituted hierarchy ...’ 1 p. 25.5 x 20.5 cm

/31 ‘When speaking of religious experts...’ 1 note. 13 x 10 cm

/32 ‘The Abdinnaby crowd was a ‘strong’ group...’. 1 p. 27.5 x 21 cm

/33 The shaikh. L p. 28 x 21 cm

/34 Power. 1 p. 22 x 20.5 cm

/35 ‘Nodal power camps...’ 1 p. 25.5 x 20.5 cm

/36 Bed.[ouin] power. L p. 25 5 x 20.5 cm

/37 Power strategies?.... l p. 27.5 x 21 cm

/38 ‘Leadership (shaikh) of small camp...’ 1 p. 21 x 30 cm

/39 Bedouin political structure. 1 p., diagr, 29.5 x 21 cm

/40 Power. 1 p. 30 x 20.5 cm

/41 ‘Power gives the freedom to repel or attract... l p. 29 x 20.5 cm

/42 Power/status. 2 leaves. 32 x 20.5 cm

/43 Ritual paucity and Conversion to orders. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm

/44 Sacrifice. 1 p. 29 x 21 cm

/45 Property and marriage. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm

/46 Roumie and ‘E.P. in the Sanussi ...’ 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm

/47 The endurance of conceptual systems/structures. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm

/48 System in social anthropology. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm

/49 Juba marriage. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm

/50 Parallel cousin marriage. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm

/51 Roumie. 1 p. 30 x 21 cm

/52 Feud. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm

/53 ‘One of the difficulties in getting those who adhere to lineage theory...’ 2 pp. 31.5 x 20 cm

/54 ‘Local agriculture - The Ash’ir ...’ 1 p. 20 x 20.5 cm

/19 The lineage connection [and] the power argument: [lecture by ELP). 6 leaves. 30 x 21 cm. Handwritten

/20 Feud: [lecture by ELP], Cambridge 27 Feb. 19?? 14 leaves. 30.5 x 20.5 cm. Handwritten

/21 [The Sanusi order and the Bedouin; by ELP]. i, 26 leaves, 25 leaves numbered 1-9, 11-26. 30 x 21 cm. Handwritten. Bound in plastic folder. Published in BOC, Chapter 1: The Sanusi order and the Bedouin, pp.10-28

/22 Baraka; [by ELP]. 18 leaves. 29.5 x 21 cm. Typewritten with handwritten annotations. Originally filed in a manila folder, which has been discarded except for the title on the front cover. 11 x 13 cm. Handwritten

/23 The black tent: a comparison of the main type of tents used by nomads; by SMP. 15 leaves, illus. Text on reverse of leaf 12. 41 x 26 cm. Handwritten

/24 Positive contributions of social anthropology: the structure of unilineal descent groups; by Meyer Fortes, 1-10, 10a, 11, 11a, 12-29 leaves, bibl. 33 x 20.5 cm. Typewritten with handwritten annotations

/24 [Maps]. 7 of various sizes

/1 The principal tribes of Cyrenaica and their territories. 1 map. 16 x 20 cm. Handdrawn photocopy

/2 [Another copy of MS 438/24/1 with tribal sections]. 1 map. 21.5 x 33.5 cm. Handdrawn

/3 The tribes and their territories. 1 map. 21.5 x 23 cm. Typewritten

/4 [Principal towns of Al Jabal al Akhdar]. 1 map. 20 x 22.5 cm. Typewritten

/5 El-Abiar, sheet 13; by 514 Field Survey Co. R.E. [np], 46 Survey Co. S.A.E.C., May 1942. 1 map . 46.5 x 56.5 cm. Printed with handwritten annotations. [filed in map cabinet]

/6 Cyrenaica. [np]. War Office, Geographical section, general staff no.2871, 1938. 1 map. 65 x 76 cm. Printed. [filed in map cabinet]

/7 Topographical map of United Kingdom of Libya; by U.S. Geological Survey. Washington, Interior-Geological Survey, 1962. (Miscellaneous geologic investigations map 1-350B). 1 map. 42 x 36 cm. Printed. [filed in map cabinet]

/25 Elenco dei capi dei gruppi etnici della Cirenaica ed assegni che percepiscono. Bengasi, Governo della Cirenaica, Direzione degli affari civili e politici, 1928. 51 pp., tables. 31 x 21.5 cm. Printed

/26 Why Gaddafy?; by Emrys Peters. London, IPC Magazines Ltd, [1976?]. (In: The Third World: a New Society social studies reader, pp. 9-11). 33-x 23 cm. Printed

/27 Emrys Lloyd Peters, 1916-87; by Godfrey Lienhardt, Peter Riviere and Jeremy Coote. Oxford, Anthropological Society of Oxford, 1987. (Offprint from JASO 18:1, 1987, pp. 96-9). 25 x 17.5 cm. Printed

/28 [Photographs published in BOC], plates 1-2, 4-6, 7-12. [Missing plates 3, 7, 13]. 27 black and white photographs. Various sizes

/1 A young freeborn Bedouin ‘Madkur’. 1 photograph. 20.5 x 12.5 cm. [Plate 1]

.1 [Another copy of MS 438/28/1]

.2 [Ibid]

.3 [Ibid]

/2 Women setting up a tent. 1 photograph. 13 x 20.5 cm. [Plate 2]

.1 [Another copy of MS 438/28/2]

.2 [Ibid]

/3 A polygynous household moving to a new campsite. 1 photograph. 13 x 20.5 cm. [Plate 4]

.1 [Another copy of MS 438/28/3]

/4 A bride is taken to the nuptial tent. She is hidden beneath the canopy. 1 photograph. 10.5 x 16 cm. [Plate 5]

.1 [Another copy of MS 438/28/4]. 12.5 x 20.5 cm

/5 The small daughter of a shaikh. 1 photograph. 20.5 x 12.5 cm. [Plate 6]

.1 [Another copy of MS 438/28/5]. 12.5 x 20.5 cm

.2 [Ibid]

/6 A married woman returning from the well. 1 photograph. 20.5 x 12.5 cm. [Plate 8]

.1 [Another copy of MS 438/28/6]

/7 Women spinning wool. 1 photograph. 13 x 20.5 cm. [Plate 9]

.1 [Another copy of MS 438/28/7]

.2 [Ibid]

/8 A holy man from one of the client tribes. 1 photograph. 20.5 x 12.5 cm. [Plate 10]

.1 [Another copy of MS 438/28/8]

.2 [Ibid]. 18.5 x 12.5 cm

.3 [Ibid]. 11 x 8.5 cm

/9 An old shaikh meditating on a verse from the Koran, painted on a board. 1 photograph. 13 x 20.5 cm. [Plate 11]

.1 [Another copy of MS 438/28/9]

/10 A legal case is being heard. 1 photograph. 12.5 x 20.5 cm. [Plate 12]. see also MS 438/1/5.3.

.1 [Another copy of MS 438/28/10]

/29 Publications of Emrys Peters: photocopy of card catalogue entries held in the Library, Centre of Anthropology, British Museum formerly Library of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm

/30 Publications of Emrys Peters: computer printout of catalogue entries held in the British Museum library system, Feb. 2007. 1 p. 29.5 x 21 cm