[Copies of] Text CXXXV [1325] and Planting of a Coconut

[Copies of] Text CXXXV [1325] and Planting of a Coconut

in Bronislaw Malinowski Papers (Yale), of Yale University. Sterling Memorial Library. Manuscripts and Archives (Linguistic Notes and Lectures, based on Trobriand Islands Fieldwork, [Texts]) (New Haven, CT) (1918) , 8 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Six pages contain two typed copies each of two texts in the Trobriand language, with simultaneous English transliteration. The first, headed 'Text CXXXV [135]' concerns the special canoe-launching privilege of a particular Trobriand clan due to the particular powers of their guardian spirits, and is followed by a free translation and analysis. The first page is numbered 231 and contains a reference to 'p. 305' in the upper left corner, suggesting it is in support of a manuscript book or lecture.

Date: 11.8.18. Place: Sinaketa (Kiriwina). Informant: Toybayoba. The copies of the second text, numbered CXL contain a Trobriand Islander's account of planting a coconut, apparently retyped field notes. The initial pages are numbered 240 - typed or written - and contain the typed note 'p. 308,' in the upper left corner. At the bottom of the initial page is a footnote suggesting comparison to Text CXLI. Both sets of text copies are also duplicates of texts found in previous documents.
Field of Interest
Copyright Message
Materials sourced from Yale University. Copyright © 2016 by Patrick Burke
Content Type
Field notes
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Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Bronisław Malinowski, 1884-1942
Warning: Contains explicit content
Page Count
Page Range
Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural anthropology, Guardian spirits, Coconuts, Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural, Trobriand Islanders
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural

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