Louis Ledoux: Papua New Guinea Collection
By Willow Auction House
Nov 16, 2021
2 Frassetto Way Lincoln Park, NJ 07035, United States

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.

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1935 Letters Australia Prime Minister

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1935 Letters Australia Prime Minister

Series of letters and documents, dated December 1935, pertaining to Louis Pierre Ledoux's expedition to New Guinea, written by Frank Strahan, Australian Secretary to the Prime Minister, to R. G. Casey, Treasurer, with memos to the Administrator of New Guinea [Brigadier General McNicoll]. Includes customs ordinances.

Includes 4 Letters and an envelope.

Date: 1930's
Material: Paperwork


Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection



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