Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.
Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Swayne, H[arald] G[eorge] C[arlos]
Seventeen trips through Somaliland and a visit to Abyssinia: a
record of exploration and big game shooting, with descriptive notes on the fauna of the
Published By: Original publisher
London: R. Ward. 1900. xxii, 365 p., plates maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Major H. G. C. Swayne, R. E.
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Between the years 1884-1893, Swayne, then an officer in the
British Army, undertook several journeys in (mainly British) Somaliland. This source is a
record of his observations gained in these trips. It is useful for its descriptions of
geography, nomadic life, settlement patterns, and material culture.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Chapters III to XII (pages 43-353) that are devoted to
Swayne's hunting and exploratory activities are not included
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Robert Lee ; 1959
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Somalia, Djibouti, and southeastern
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings