Adventurer, Academic, Industrialist: Louis Pierre Ledoux 1936 New Guinea Expedition
In early 1936, on recommendation by American anthropologist Margaret Mead, Louis Pierre Ledoux, recent Harvard University graduate, headed to the lower eastern Sepik River of Papua New Guinea to study the Murik people.
The results of his self-funded expedition is an extraordinary collection of hundreds of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, diaries, and letters left untouched for 85 years.
Harvard University related documents, letters 1936. Includes Harvard Exam Questions for English (1932-1933) ...
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Harvard University related documents, letters 1936. Includes Harvard Exam Questions for English (1932-1933), Geology (1932-1933), Anthropology (1933-1935), History (1933-1934).
Handwritten Notes comparing styles of Batak, Dayak, North Ireland, etc.
2 Letters from Harvard Friends in 1936 (Peter and Ernest) to Louis Pierre Ledoux in New Guinea includes to envelopes to Rabaul, New Guinea.
Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection