Charles Seligman Beatrice Blackwood PRM Museum John Hutton Henry Balfour Edward Tylor Augustus Fox

Pitt Rivers Museum

Named collectors up to 1945 - Seligman summary top 20s

Seligman as field collector top 20 classes and countries

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Rank

Class

No. of objects categorised as such

1

Tool [definite]

2,820

2

{Geology

637

2

{Specimen

637

4

Tool or weapon

511

5

Ornament & Bead

373

6

Weapon definite

238

7

Pottery

192

8

Animalia

85

9

Currency

49

10

Reproduction

47

11

Writing

42

12

Vessel

41

13

Trade

39

14

{Religion

38

14

{Insignia

38

16

Technique

30

17

Narcotic

25

18

Figure

23

19

Food

22

20

{Textile

17

20

{Barkcloth

17

20

{Clothing

17

Rank

Country

Number of objects*

1

Egypt

1,963

2

Sri Lanka

518

3

Algeria

487

4

Sudan

409

5

Australia

279

6

Papua New Guinea

212

7

UK

144

8

Ghana

107

9

Tanzania

104

10

Nigeria

100

11

Morocco

79

12

South Africa

78

13

France

65

14

Tunisia

50

15

Japan

39

16

Greece

33

17

China

16

18

Norway

13

19

Malaysia

12

20

Unknown

12

* Beware double counting between countries (see composite table for indication of where double-counting occurs). This is true for all country counts for all collectors.

Commentary: The Seligmans collection covers relatively few types of objects, with a very large number of stone tools compared to other categories.

Seligman as donor, top 20 classes and countries

Rank

Class

Number of objects

1

Tool [definite]

2,820

2

{Geology

637

2

{Specimen

637

4

Tool or weapon

511

5

Ornament & Bead

373

6

Weapon definite

238

7

Pottery

192

8

Animalia

85

9

Currency

49

10

Reproduction

47

11

Writing

42

12

Vessel

41

13

Trade

39

14

{Religion

38

14

{Insignia

38

16

Technique

30

17

Narcotic

25

18

Figure

23

19

Food

22

20

{Textile

17

20

{Barkcloth

17

20

{Clothing

17

Rank

Country

Number of objects

1

Egypt

2,146

2

Sri Lanka

518

3

Algeria

487

4

Sudan

417

5

Australia

288

6

Papua New Guinea

212

7

UK

145

8

Ghana

110

9

Nigeria

106

10

Tanzania

104

11

South Africa

86

12

Morocco

79

13

France

65

14

{Tunisia

50

14

{Japan

50

15

Greece

33

16

Unknown

27

17

China

16

18

Norway

13

19

{Malaysia

12

19

{Irian Jaya

12

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