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

Pitt Rivers Museum Named field collectors

The shape of their collections up to 1945

[article ID:467]

Readers are reminded yet again that a single object can, of course, have more than one country assigned to it during the cataloguing and accessioning process, therefore we have taken great care not to add together countries and set them against the total number of objects in our summary unless we have excluded any double counting between categories.

Named collectors as field collectors

[article ID:468]

Note that the countries in blue are non-colonial countries, the countries in red have been part of the British Empire. Countries in green have no objects from them in the collections of any of the named collectors [NC after their name means Non-colonial, C = colonial], all zero figures have been coloured green to make it easier to spot numbers. Country names in plum mean that objects from there are present in each named collection

Countries

Seligman

Tylor

Pitt Rivers

Balfour

Blackwood

Hutton

Afghanistan [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Albania

0

0

0

27 some poss other Balkan places]

0

0

487

4

0

65

0

0

American Samoa [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Andaman Islands India [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Andorra [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Angola

0

0

0

6 [some poss other places]

0

0

Anguilla [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Antigua [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Argentina

0

0

0

4 [poss Chile]

0

0

Armenia [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aruba [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ascension Island [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Australia

279

0

0

138

0

0

Australia [Cocos (Keeling) Islands [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Australia [Norfolk Island][C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Austria

0

34

17 [1 poss Italy]

92 [some other places]

7

0

Azerbaijan [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bahamas [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bahrain [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bangladesh

0

0

0

0

0

2

Barbados

0

0

0

7

0

0

Belarus [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Belgium

0

0

1 [poss Germany]

89

1

0

Belize [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Benin Republic

0

0

0

2

0

0

Bermuda [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bhutan [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bolivia

0

0

0

37 [some poss Peru]

0

0

Bosnia Herzegovina Yugoslavia

0

1

0

97

0

0

Botswana

0

0

0

15 [some poss S Africa etc]

0

0

Brazil

0

0

0

20

0

0

Brunei

0

0

0

1 [poss Indonesia etc]

0

0

Bulgaria [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burkina Faso

0

0

0

2 [poss Ivory Coast ettc]

0

0

Burundi

0

0

0

5 [poss Tanzania etc]

0

0

Cambodia [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cameroon Cameroun

0

0

0

4

0

0

Canada

5 [all poss USA]

39 [some poss USA]

0

49 [some USA]

46

0

Cape Verde [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cayman Islands [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Central African Republic

0

0

0

6 [most poss Congo etc]

0

0

Chad [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Chechnya [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Chile

0

0

0

5 [most poss Argentina]

0

0

China [Excluding Hong Kong]

16 [some poss Tibet or Mongolia]

0

0

233 [some poss Tibet]

1

0

China [Hong Kong] [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Colombia [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Comoros Islands [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Congo, Democratic Republic of

0

0

0

39 [some poss other Congo]

0

0

Congo, People’s Republic of

0

0

0

3 [all poss other places]

0

0

Cook Islands

0

0

0

4 [poss Tubuai]

0

0

Costa Rica [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ivory Coast

0

0

0

3 [poss other places]

0

0

Croatia Yugoslavia

0

0

0

13

0

0

Cuba [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cyprus

0

4

0

5 [some poss other places]

0

0

Czech Republic

0

0

2 [1 poss Hungary]

2

0

0

Denmark

11 [all poss Sweden or Norway too]

11 [some poss Germany]

28

66

6

0

Djibouti

1 [poss Somalia]

0

0

0

0

0

Dominica

0

0

0

1

0

0

Dominican Republic [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

East Timor

0

0

0

1 [poss Indonesia]

0

0

Easter Island Rapa Nui [NC]

1

0

0

0

0

0

Ecuador [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

1963

148

17

162

0

0

El Salvador

0

0

0

0

0

0

Equatorial Guinea [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Eritrea [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Estonia [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ethiopia

1

0

0

1

0

0

Falkland Islands [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fiji

0

0

0

12

4

0

Finland

0

0

0

22

0

0

France

65

33

300

1087

15

0

French Guiana

0

0

0

1 [poss Guiana etc]

0

0

Gabon

0

0

0

4 [1 poss other places]

0

0

Galapagos Islands Ecuador [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

The Gambia

0

0

0

3 [poss Senegal]

0

0

Gambier Islands French Polynesia [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Georgia [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Germany

0

10 [also poss Denmark]

10 [1 poss Belgium]

89

128

0

Ghana

107 [some poss Nigeria]

0

0

32

0

0

Gibraltar

0

0

0

1

0

0

Greece

33

11

0

76

2

0

Greenland

0

0

0

9 [some poss Canada or USA]

0

0

Grenada [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Guadeloupe [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Guam[NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Guatemala [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Guinea [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Guinea-Bissau [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Guyana

0

5

0

7

0

0

Haiti [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Heard & McDonald Islands [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Honduras [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hungary

0

13

4 [1 poss Czech]

6 [1 poss Romania]

0

0

Iceland

0

0

0

20

0

0

India

2 [1 poss Nepal]

0

0

324 [some poss Burma]

0

3298

'British India'

2

0

0

84

0

7

Indonesia

5

0

0

24 [some Australia poss]

0

0

Iran

0

0

0

10

0

0

Iraq

0

0

0

1

0

0

Ireland

0

2

15 [some poss UK]

32 [some poss UK]

5

0

Irian Jaya (Indonesia)

2 [def, + 10 poss PNG]

0

0

23 [some poss PNG etc]

0

0

Israel

1 [poss Palestine]

1 [poss Palestine etc]

0

46 [some poss Palestine etc]

0

0

Italy

2 [1 poss France 1 poss Sri Lanka!]

72

2 [poss Germany or Austria]

285

0

0

Jamaica

0

0

0

0

0

0

Japan

39

0

0

138

7

0

Jordan

0

1 [poss Palestine etc]

0

8 [all poss Palestine etc]

0

0

Kazakhstan [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kenya

2

0

0

94

0

0

Kiribati

0

0

0

3

0

0

Korea

0

0

0

44

0

0

Kuwait [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kyrgyzstan [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Laos [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Latvia [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lebanon

0

0

0

19 [all poss UK]

0

0

Lesotho [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liberia

0

0

0

2 [poss Austria]

0

0

Libya [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liechtenstein [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lithuania [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Luxembourg [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Macau [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Macedonia Yugoslavia [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Madagascar

0

0

0

3

0

0

Malawi

0

0

0

6

0

0

Malaysia

12

0

0

32

0

0

Maldives [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mali [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Malta

0

0

1

131

19

0

Marquesas Islands French Polynesia

0

0

0

4

0

0

Marshall Islands [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Martinique France [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mauritania [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mauritius [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mayotte [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Melilla [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mexico

0

140

0

59

203

0

Micronesia, Federated States of [Caroline Islands]

1 [poss Palau]

0

0

0

0

0

Moldova [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Monaco [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mongolia

1 [poss China]

0

0

6 [poss China]

0

0

Montenegro Yugoslavia [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Montserrat [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Morocco

79

0

0

59

0

0

Mozambique

0

0

0

2 [1 poss S Africa]

0

0

Myanmar (Burma)

0

0

0

80

0

5

Namibia

0

0

0

4 [all poss other places]

0

0

Nauru [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Nepal

1 [poss India]

0

0

2

0

3

The Netherlands

0

8

0

59

1

0

Netherlands Antilles [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

New Caledonia

0

0

0

7

0

0

New Zealand

6

0

0

23

15

0

Nicaragua

0

0

0

1

0

0

Nicobar Islands India

0

0

0

1

0

0

Niger [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Nigeria

100 [?all poss Ghana]

0

0

265

0

0

Niue [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

North Korea [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Northern Mariana Islands [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Norway

13 [all but 2 poss Sweden or Denmark]

17

0

273

0

0

Oman [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Pakistan

0

0

0

3

0

0

Palau, Republic of [Caroline Islands]

1 [poss Micronesia]

0

0

1

0

0

Palestine

2 [1 poss Israel]

1 [poss Jordan etc]

0

38 [most other places poss]

0

0

Panama [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Papua New Guinea

212

0

0

101 [some poss Australia or Irian Jaya]

2447

0

Paraguay

0

0

0

6

0

0

Peru

0

0

49 [some other places]

0

0

Philippines

0

0

0

2

0

0

Pitcairn Islands [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Poland

0

0

0

2 [poss Germany etc]

7 [some poss Germany]

0

Portugal

0

0

1

30

0

0

Portugal [Madeira]

0

2

0

0

0

0

Puerto Rico [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Qatar [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Reunion [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Romania

0

0

0

1 [poss Hungary]

0

0

Ross Dependency [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Russia [excluding Siberia]

2

8

0

38

0

0

Russia [Siberia]

0

0

0

7

0

0

Rwanda

0

0

0

5 [poss other places]

0

0

Samoa

0

0

0

1

0

0

San Marino [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sao Tome [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Saudi Arabia [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Senegal

0

0

0

3 [poss Gambia or Austria]

0

0

Serbia Yugoslavia

0

0

0

5 [some poss Bosnia]

0

0

Seychelles [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sierra Leone

0

0

0

1

0

0

Singapore

1 [poss Malaysia]

0

0

2 [poss Malaysia etc]

0

0

Slovakia [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Slovenia

0

0

0

1 [poss Croatia etc]

0

0

Society Islands French Polynesia

0

0

0

1

0

0

Solomon Islands

0

0

0

24

380 [all PNG]

0

Somalia

1 [poss Djibouti]

0

0

1 [poss Yemen]

0

0

South Africa

78

0

0

430

0

0

South Georgia [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

South Korea

1

0

0

0

0

0

South Sandwich Islands [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Spain

1

50

0

6

0

0

Sri Lanka

518

0

0

13 [some poss other places]

0

1

St Helena [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

St Kitts - Nevis [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

St Lucia [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sta Pierre & Miquelon [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

St Vincent & the Grenadines [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sudan

409

0

33

0

0

Surinam Suriname

0

0

0

1 [poss French Guiana]

0

0

Swaziland [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sweden

11 [all poss Norway or Denmark too]

9

12

355 [some poss other places]

1

0

Switzerland

5

0

1 [poss France]

54 [some poss France]

0

0

Syria

0

1

0

9

0

0

Taiwan

0

0

0

21

0

0

Tajikistan [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tanzania

104

0

0

23

0

0

Thailand

0

0

0

5 [poss other places]

0

0

Tibet

2 [1 poss China]

0

0

36 [most poss India]

0

0

Togo [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tokelau Islands [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tonga

0

0

0

3

0

0

Trinidad & Tobago [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tristan da Cunha St Helena [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tuamotu Archipelago French Polynesia [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tubuai Islands French Polynesia

0

0

0

5 [most poss Cook Ids]

0

0

Tunisia

50

0

0

24

0

0

Turkey

1

0

1 [poss Ukraine]

18

12

0

Turkmenistan [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Turks & Caicos Islands [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tuvalu [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Uganda

1 [poss Sudan]

0

0

52

0

0

UK

144

329

4068

2652

150

51

Ukraine

0

0

1 [poss Turkey]

5

0

0

United Arab Emirates [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Uruguay [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

USA

5 [all poss Canada]

198

0

80

271

0

USA [Hawaii]

0

0

0

1

0

0

Uzbekistan [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Vanuatu

0

0

0

5

0

0

Vatican City

0

0

0

8

0

0

Venezuela [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Vietnam [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Virgin Islands [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wallis & Futuna Islands [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Western Sahara [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Western Samoa [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Windward Islands [C]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wrangel Island (Vrangelya Ostrov) [NC]

0

0

0

0

0

0

Yemen

0

0

0

6 [1 poss Somalia]

1

0

Yugoslavia [NC]

0

0

0

see sep countries

0

0

Zambia

0

0

0

212 [some poss Zimbabwe]

0

0

Zimbabwe

0

0

0

523 [some poss Zambia]

0

0

Unknown or only continental provenance given

12

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86

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Seligman*

Tylor **

Pitt Rivers

Balfour

Blackwood

Hutton

* Note that to calculate the Seligman figures we have just typed Seligman in field collector field, which means that it will catch items collected by both Brenda and Charles Seligman

** Whereas for Tylor's field collection we searched on his full name

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