Burton, Richard F[rancis], Sir, 1821-1890. First footsteps in East Africa: or an exploration of Harar

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: First footsteps in East Africa: or an exploration of Harar

Published By: Original publisher London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1856. HRAF pagination: 1-135 p. [original: xl, 648 p.] map [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Richard F. Burton

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. Somali (MO04)

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 This is a travel account of an officer of the British Indian Army. It is valuable as one of the earliest accounts of the Somali of British Somaliland and their way of life. The information included here includes descriptions of food, clothing, weapons and tools, domestic animals, tribal distribution, sports and games, dwellings, native fauna and flora, and the character of the inhabitants as seen by a colonial army officer.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. mo04-011

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 English

Note: Only the following pages are included: 21-24, 27, 29, 33-34, 41-48, 55-60, 69-71, 74-75, 81-83, 85-91, 94, 103-123, 127, 142-143, 148-151, 154-155, 158-161, 163, 173-182, 185, 188, 198-200, 204, 206-208, 210, 213-216, 219-255, 228-229, 232-233, 238-239, 241-248, 257-259, 262-266, 277-280, 379-380, 391, 402-403

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1854-1855

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 Government Official-5

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). 1854-1855

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 Ethiopia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Somalis


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