Louis Ledoux: Papua New Guinea Collection
Nov 16, 2021
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Adventurer, Academic, Industrialist: Louis Pierre Ledoux 1936 New Guinea Expedition

In early 1936, on recommendation by American anthropologist Margaret Mead, Louis Pierre Ledoux, recent Harvard University graduate, headed to the lower eastern Sepik River of Papua New Guinea to study the Murik people.

The results of his self-funded expedition is an extraordinary collection of hundreds of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, diaries, and letters left untouched for 85 years.

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LOT 5:

Letter written in Cursive Pidgin 1934

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Letter written in Cursive Pidgin 1934

2 Page Letter, Dated Sept. 24, 1934, Alexishafen from Rimoa Hubert addressed to 'Karumoa Alfred'? written in pidgin, Reverse side has another note, unsigned and undated in a different handwriting, mentions Kaiba (one of Louis Pierre Ledoux's informants).

Date: 1930's
Material: Paperwork

Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection