Section III - Dorothea Frances Bleek's unpublished notes

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Dorothea Frances Bleek's unpublished notes


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E5.1.1 "Bushmen" an unpublished(?) article by D F Bleek. c1920's-1930's. TS
E5.1.2 Lecture or article by D F Bleek: "Wuras. An Outline of the Bushman Language". Unpublished(?) n.d. MS.
E5.1.3-E5.1.4 Map showing the distribution of Bushman languages, and notes relating to the map. c.1930's? MS.
E5.1.5 Part of a MS, possibly a section of a chapter written in 1938 for Lestrade and Doke, "Handbook of S. African Bantu Languages",and then not included. See BC 255 B3.99 - B3.114. TS.
E5.1.6 Four pages listing Bushman dialects and notes on the location and the names of the people who first recorded them. n.d. MS.
E5.1.7 List entitled "Bushman Spelling", which is really a guide to the pronunciation of some letters and symbols.TS
E5.1.8-E5.1.9 Notes on Bushman words, giving detailed explanations from D F Bleek's informants. Includes some comparisons. MSS.
E5.1.10-E5.1.11 Notes on the language of the //n !ke, or Bushmen of Griqualand West. c.1911-1915. TSS.
E5.1.12-E5.1.13 Notes on the Bushmen of Angola, their physical appearance, implements, weapons and language, and their relationship and trade with local Bantu tribes, MSS.
E5.1.14 "Bushman Finds in Angola", by D F Bleek. n.d. TSS
E5.1.15-E5.1.15.1 Map of South West Africa [Namibia], printed by the Surveyor -General's Office,Windhoek, 1925, as well as a German map of the Nossop rivers.
E5.1.16 "Specimens of Hadza Speech", by D F Bleek, with note "Copy of texts sent to Maingard". c.1930's. TS
E5.1.17-E5.1.21 Written texts made from Gramophone recordings made by D F Bleek. Includes some songs. c.1930's. MSS and TSS, [The gramophone records were never part of this collection].
E5.1.22-E5.1.25 Notes on rock art copied by various people, as well as one example of a painting of eland. MS.
E5.1.26 Article by D F Bleek "The record of the Rocks in South Africa", n.d. unpublished? TS.
E5.1.27-E5.1.46 Miscellaneous Bushman language notes, etc., and some notes regarding D F Bleek's expeditions. MSS and TSS.
E5.1.47-E5.1.49 Miscellaneous non Bushman language notes. MSS.
E5.2.1 Miscellaneous biographical notes about Dr W H I Bleek, possibly by D F Bleek? TSS
E5.2.2-E5.2.2.1 Two copies of part of a biographical narrative about W H I Bleek and his family and childhood. Incomplete. Author unknown. Photocopy of MSS.
E5.2.3 "Scotty Smith", an article by D F Bleek, c.1930's. TSS


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