Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Balfour’s publications

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‘On the evolution of a characteristic pattern on the shafts of arrows from the Solomon Islands’ Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute [JRAI] vol. 17 pp. 328-332

‘Exhibition of Arrows from the Solomon Islands’ JRAI vol. 18, p. 30
‘Note on the use of ‘Elk’ Teeth for Money in North America’ JRAI vol. 19, p. 54
‘The Fin Whale Fishery in North Lapland’ Midland Naturalist

‘The Origin of Decorative Art as Illustrated by the Art of Modern Savages’ Midland Naturalist vol. XIII (paper read before the Oxford Natural History Society, 28 January 1890)
'Note on the use of "Elk" Teeth for money in North America' JRAI vol. 19 (1890) pp. 220-225
‘On the Structure and Affinities of the Composite Bow’ JRAI vol. 19, pp. 220-250
The old British "pibcorn" or "hornpipe: and its affinities London: Harrison

‘The Old British ‘Pibcorn’ or ‘Hornpipe’ and its Affinities’ JRAI vol. 20, pp. 142-154

‘Some Implements from the Malay Peninsula in the Pitt-Rivers Museum’ Archaeologia Oxoniensis December 1892

The Evolution of Decorative Art London: Rivington, Percival and Co.

‘Evolution in Decorative Art’ Journal of the Society of Arts no. 2,162 vol. XLII

‘Ancient Double Hooks of Bronze’ Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist London Bemrose and sons. n.d.

‘A Primitive Musical Instrument’ Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist October, pp 221-224

‘Life history of an Aghori Fakir; with exhibition of the human skull used by him as a drinking vessel, and notes on the similar use of skulls by other races.’ JRAI vol. 26, pp. 340-357
‘On a Remarkable Ancient Bow and Arrows believed to be of Assyrian Origin’ JRAI vol. 26, pp. 210-220

‘Notes on the Modern Use of Bone Skates’ Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist January 1898 n.s. 4 pp. 29-37
‘Sledges with Bone Runners in modern use’ Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist October 1898
‘Notes and News: Note on Musical Bows’ American Anthropologist vol. 11, No. 6, (June 1898) p. 187

The Natural History of the Musical Bow. A Chapter on the developmental history of stringed instruments of music. Primitive Types Oxford: Clarendon Press

‘A Spear-head and Socketed Celt of Bronze from the Shan States, Burma’ Man vol. 1 pp. 97-98
‘Guilloche pattern on an Etruscan Potsherd’ Man vol. 1 no. 4 p. 8
(with H.D.R. Kingston) ‘Native Smoking Pipes from Natal’ Man vol. 1. pp. 11-12
‘New Hebrides. Memorial Heads in the Pitt-Rivers Museum’ Man vol. 1 pp. 65-66
‘Australia. A swan-neck Boomerang of unusual form’ Man vol. 1 p. 33
‘Australia. Three Bambu Trumpets from Northern Territory, South Australia’ Man vol. 1 pp. 33-34
‘Australia. Strangling-cords from the Murray River, Victoria, Australia’ Man vol. 1 pp. 117-118

‘The Goura, a stringed-wind musical instrument of the Bushmen and Hottentots’ JRAI vol. 32 pp. 156-176

‘35. On the method employed by the natives of N.W. Australia in the Manufacture of Glass Spear-Heads’ Man vol. 3 p. 65
‘102. Thunderbolt’ celts from Benin’ Man vol. 3 pp. 182-183

Presidential Address to the Anthropological Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Cambridge 1904. London: Spottiswoode
‘The Relationship of Museums to the Study of Anthropology’ Presidential Address at the Anthropological Institute, JRAI vol. 34 pp. 10-19
‘Report on a Collection of Musical Instruments from the Siamese Malay States and Perak’ in Fasciculi Malayenses Anthropological and Zoological results of an expedition to Perak and the Siamese Malay States, 1901-1902 undertaken by Nelson Annandale and Herbert C. Robinson
Musical Instruments from the Malay Peninsula Liverpool University Press

Presidential Address at the Anthropological Institute, JRAI vol. 35 pp. 13-19
‘A double-headed club from the Fijian Islands’ Man vol. 5 p. 17
‘Bird and Human Designs from the Solomon Islands, illustrating the influence of one design over another’ Man vol. 5 pp. 81-83

‘Note upon an implement of Palaeolithic type from the Victoria Falls, Zambesi’ JRAI vol. 36 (Jan-June 1906) pp. 170-1
‘Flint Engraved Pottery from the Ruins at Khami and Dhlo Dhlo, Rhodesia’ Man vol. 6 pp. 17-19
Introduction to 'The evolution of culture and other essays' ed. J.L. Myres Oxford: Clarendon Press
'Anthropogeographical investigations in British New Guinea: Discussion' with A.C. Haddon, J.E. Marr,, Mr Ray and Dr Seligmann The Geographical Journal vol. 27 no. 4 (April 1906) pp. 365-9
'The Rhodesia Ruins: their probable origin and significance: Discussion' with many others. The Geographical Journal vol. 27 no. 4 (April 1906) pp. 336-47

‘The Fire-Piston’ in W.H.R. Rivers, R.R. Marett and N.W. Thomas (eds.) Anthropological Essays presented to Edward Burnett Tylor in honour of his 75th Birthday Oxford Clarendon Press pp. 17-50
‘1. Haida Portrait Mask’ Man vol. 7 pp. 1-2
‘The Friction-Drum’ JRAI vol. 37 pp. 67-92
‘A Short Holiday in Lapland’ The Stapledon Magazine

Presidential Address to the Museums Association, Maidstone Meeting
‘The Origin of West African Crossbows’ Journal of the Royal African Society vol. 8, no. 32, pp. 337-356
Preface to M. Helen Tongue Bushman paintings Oxford: Clarendon Press
'The Western Pacific: its history and present condition: Discussion' with Basil Thomson. The Geographical Journal vol. 34 no. 3 (Sept. 1909) pp. 288-290

‘Archaeological and Ethnological Research in South Africa’ from The Times
‘Modern Brass-casting in West Africa’ in JRAI vol. 40 pp. 525-528
'Land and peoples of the Kasai Basin: Discussion' with Harry Johnston, Dr Haddon, E. Torday. The Geographical Journal vol. 36 no. 1 (July 1910) pp. 53-57

‘The Origin of West African Crossbows’ Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institute for 1910 pp. 635-650. USA: Washington

‘Notes on a collection of ancient stone implements from Ejura, Ashanti’ Journal of the Royal African Society vol. 12, no. 45, pp. 1-16
'The distribution of early Bronze Age settlements in Britain: Discussion' with Captain Lyons, Arthur Evans, R.A. Smith, Harold Peake, S. Hazzledine Warren, J.W. Evans, O.G.S. Crawford The Geographical Journal vol. 40 no. 2 (Aug 1912) pp. 198-203

‘Kite-fishing’ in E.C. Quiggin (ed.) Essays and Studies presented to William Ridgeway on his Sixtieth Birthday Cambridge University Press

‘Frictional Fire-Making with a Flexible Sawing-Thong’ JRAI vol. 44 pp. 32-64
'An expedition to Dutch New Guinea: Discussion' with P.F. Hubrecht, A.C. Haddon, H.O. Forbes The Geographical Journal vol. 43 no. 3 (March 1914) pp. 268-273

‘Note on a new kind of Fish-hook from Goodenough Island, D’Entrecasteaux Group, New Guinea’ Man vol. 15 p. 17

‘Origin and Relationship of Hani, Tewha-Tewha, and Pou-Whenua’ Man vol. 16 (Dec) p. 181

‘44. Ceremonial Paddle of the Kalabari of Southern Nigeria’ Man vol. 17 (April) pp. 57-58
‘Some types of native hoes, Naga Hills’ Man vol. 17 July 1917 no. 74 pp. 105-107
‘Some Ethnological Suggestions in regard to Easter Island, or Rapanui’ Folk-Lore vol. 28 No. 4 (December 13, 1917) pp. 356-381
'Easter Island: Discussion' with Scoresby Routledge, Hercules Read, T.A. Joyce, Mr Maudslay, Basil Thomson, J.W. Evans, H.O. Forbes, Henry Howorth The Geographical Journal vol. 49 no. 5 (May 1917) pp. 340-9

‘80. Some Specimens from the Chatham Islands’ Man vol. 18 (Oct) pp. 145-148

Presidential address as President of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
‘An Eskimo Week-Calendar’ Man vol. 19 June 1919, no. 47 pp. 92-3

Fergus Menteith Ogilvie (Henry Balfour (ed.)) Field Observations on British birds London: Selwyn and Blount

‘Varieties of the Common Gannet’ British Birds
Correspondence ‘The Statues of Easter Island’ in Folk-Lore vol. 32 no. 1 (Mar. 1921) pp. 70-2
‘The Archer’s Bow in the Homeric Poems: an attempted diagnosis’ Huxley Memorial Lecture for 1921, JRAI vol. 51 pp. 289-309

‘45. Earth Smoking-Pipes from South Africa and Central Asia’ Man Vol. 22 (May) pp. 65-69
‘94. The Use of the Term ‘Sikh.’ Man vol. 22 (Nov) pp. 165-166
'The influence of its geography on the people of the Aures massif, Algeria: Discussion' with Harding King, J.L. Myres, M.W. Hilton-Simpson, The Geographical Journal vol. 59 no. 1 (Jan 1922) pp. 34-6

‘The Welfare of Primitive Peoples’ Presidential Address Folk-lore vol. 34 no. 1 (March 1923) pp. 12-24

‘The Origin of Stencilling in the Fiji Islands’ JRAI vol. 54 pp. 347-352
'Presidential Address: The Geographical study of folklore' Folklore vol. 35 no. 1 (March 1924) pp 16-25

‘The Status of the Tasmanians among the Stone-Age Peoples’ Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia 1924. Cambridge
‘21. Thorn-Lined Traps and their Distribution’ Man vol. 25 (March) pp. 33-37
'The people of the Aures Massif: Discussion' with J.A. Haeseler, Ling Roth The Geographical Journal vol. 65 no. 1 (Jan 1925) pp. 28-31

‘Ceremonial Fire-making in the Naga Hills’ Man, vol. 26 (June) pp 101-103

'The country of the Baluba in Central Katanga: Discussion' with D.G. Hogarth and W.F.P Burton The Geographical Journal vol. 70 no. 4 (Oct. 1927) pp. 338-342

‘Concerning Thunderbolts’ Folk-Lore vol. 40 no. 1 (March 1929) pp. 37-49
'Concerning Thunderbolts (continued)' Folk-Lore vol. 40 no. 2 (June 1929) pp. 168-172
‘South Africa’s Contribution to Prehistoric Archaeology’ Presidential Address Section H (Anthropology) British Association for the Advancement of Science, South Africa vol. 97 pp. 153-163
‘Stone Implements of the Tasmanians and the Culture-Status which they Suggest’ Australian Association for the Advancement of Science, Hobart Meeting 1928
‘Music’ reprinted from Notes and Queries on Anthropology, fifth edition
'48. Sir Charles Hercules Read, July 6 1857 - February 11, 1929' Man vol. 29 (April 1929) pp. 61-2

Foreword to Al’Adun Hausawa by F.W. Taylor and A.G. Webb
‘Thorn-lined traps in the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford’ Man vol. 32 (March) pp. 57-59
‘Notes on the Composite Bow from Hunza’ Man vol. 32 (July) p. 161

'Queries' with Harry Apling. Folklore vol. 44 no. 2 (June 1933) pp. 236-7
'58. Perforated spear-heads from Uganda' Man vol. 33 (March 1933) p. 55

‘The Tandu Industry in Northern Nigeria and its Affinities Elsewhere’ in E.E. Evans-Pritchard, Raymond Firth, Bronislaw Malinowski, Isaac Shapera (eds.) Essays presented to C.G. Seligman London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner and co.
‘IV An Account of the Artefacts Collected in Patagonia and Fuegia’ in R.R. Marett and T.K. Penniman (eds) Spencer's last journey: being the journal of an expedition to Tierra del Fuego Oxford: Clarendon Press
‘Occurence of ‘Cleavers’ of Lower-Palaeolithic Type in Northern Nigeria’ Man vol. 34 (Feb) pp. 21-24

'The Mount Everest expedition of 1936: Discussion' with F.S. Smythe, W.R. Smith-Windham, Noel Humphreys, C.B. Warren, Percy Cox The Geographical Journal vol. 88 no. 6 (Dec 1936) pp. 519-23

'The coral islands and associated features of the Great Barrier Reefs: Discussion' with Michael Spencer,Mr Colman and J.A. Steers The Geographical Journal vol. 89 no. 2 (Feb 1937) pp. 140-6
'The first crossing of Antartica: Discussion' with S.G. McFarlane, H.R. Mill, J.M. Wordie and Prof. Debenham The Geographical Journal vol. 89 no. 3 (Mar 1937) pp. 210-3
'Climatic Cycles: Discussion' with C.E.P. Brooks, Gilbert Walker, Mr Hinks, Dudley Stamp, D. Brunt The Geographical Journal vol. 89 no. 3 (Mar 1937) pp. 230-8
'The motor route from Peking to Kashgar: Discussion' with Peter Fleming. The Geographical Journal vol. 89 no. 4 (April 1937) pp. 307-8
'The Dadessa Valley: Discussion' with R.E. Cheesman, Captain Taylor, Hugh Scott. The Geographical Journal vol. 89 no. 6 (June 1937) pp. 521-4
'The medical and physiological aspects of the Mount Everest expeditions: Discussion' with B.H.C. Matthews, L.R. Wager, A. Fellow, C.G. Bruce, C.B. Warren The Geographical Journal vol. 90 no. 2 (Aug 1937) pp. 143-7
'The Oxford University Greenland Expedition, West Greenland 1936: Discussion' with J.C.G. Sugden, H.G. Vevers, D. Steven and J.M. Wordie The Geographical Journal vol. 90 no. 4 (Oct 1937) pp. 332-4
'The Oxford University Arctic Expedition, North East Land 1935-6: Discussion' with George Binney, Andrew Croft, A.S.T. Godfrey, R. Moss, John Wright The Geographical Journal vol. 90 no. 4 (Oct 1937) pp. 310-4
'A Rhodes-Livingstone Memorial' with many others Journal of the Royal African Society vol. 36 no. 145 (Oct 1937) pp. 531-2
'The Kangerdlugssuak Region of East Greenland: Discussion' with E.C. Fontaine, W.A. Deer, Augustine Courtland, L.R. Wager, Ebbe Munck The Geographical Journal vol. 90 no. 5 (Nov 1937) pp. 422-5
'Address at the Annual General Meeting of the Society held on 18 October 1937' The Geographical Journal vol. 90 no. 6 (Dec 1937) pp. 489-97
'The Culbin Sands and Burghead Bay: Discussion' with R.A. Bagnold, W.V. Lewis, C. Diver, S.W. Wooldridge, J.A. Steers The Geographical Journal vol. 90 no. 6 (Dec 1937) pp. 523-8
'The discovery of a new reef near Attu Island: Discussion' with A.J. Wilmott. The Geographical Journal vol. 90 no. 6 (Dec. 1937) pp. 544-6

‘Spinners and Weavers in Anthropological Research’: The Frazer Lecture Oxford: Clarendon Press
'The Geographical factor in Mongol History: Discussion' with Francis Younghusband, P.D. Butler, Dr Barbour and Owen Lattimore The Geographical Journal vol. 91 no. 1 (Jan 1938) pp. 17-20
'Through the unexplored mountains of the Assam-Burma border: Discussion' with J.H. Hutton The Geographical Journal vol. 91 no. 3 (March 1938) pp. 216-9
'Population changes in the colliery districts of Northumberland and Durham: Discussion' with E.G.R. Taylor, R. Ogilvie Buchanan, E.W. Gilbert, Arthur E. Smailes The Geographical Journal vol. 91 no. 3 (Mar 1938) pp. 229-32
'The Shaksgam Expedition, 1937: Discussion' with H.W. Tilman, J.B. Auden, Francis Younghusband, K. Mason The Geographical Journal vol. 91 no. 4 (April 1938) pp. 336-9
'British Graham Land Expedition 1934-7: Discussion' with Mr Hampton, R.E.D. Ryder, Harry Batterbee, Herbert Henniker-Heaton, J.M. Wordie, H.R. Mill, William Goodenough The Geographical Journal vol. 91 no. 5 (May 1938) pp. 434-8
'Lhasa in 1937: Discussion' with Francis Younghusband, Frederick O'Connor, C. Suydam Cutting The Geographical Journal vol. 91 no. 6 (June 1938) pp. 506-7
'Notes on the scientific work of the British Graham Land expedition 1934-7: Discussion' with T.J. Richmond, A. Stephenson, George Simpson, W. Campbell Smith, A.R. Hinks, W.L.S. Fleming The Geographical Journal vol. 91 no. 6 (June 1938) pp. 529-32
'The Land of Sheba: Discussion' with H.E., A.F.L. Beeston, L.R. Cox, N.B. Kinnear, P.M. Game The Geographical Journal vol. 92 no. 2 (Aug 1938) pp. 128-32
'Address at the Annual General Meeting of the Society held on 20 June 1938' The Geographical Journal vol. 92 no. 2 (Aug 1938) pp. 97-106
'An expedition to North West Greenland and the Canadian Arctic in 1937: Discussion' with E.G. Dymond, William Bragg, T.T. Paterson The Geographical Journal vol. 92 no. 5 (Nov 1938) pp. 418-21

'The structure of the Lower Yangtze Terraces: Discussion' with E.G.R. Taylor, A.R. Hinks, J. Hanson-Lowe The Geographical Journal vol. 93 no. 1 (Jan 1939) pp. 65-7
'Recent reconnaissance flights in the Antartic: Discussion' with H.E. and H.R. Mill The Geographical Journal vol. 94 no. 3 (Sept 1939) pp. 202-3

'King George the Sixth Sound: Discussion' with John Rymill, H.R. Mill, Albert Seward, J.M. Wordie The Geographical Journal vol. 96 no. 3 (Sept 1940) pp. 164-6

(posthumous; ed. B.M. Blackwood) ‘Ritual and Secular uses of Vibrating Membranes as Voice-Disguisers’ JRAI vol. 78 no. 1/2 pp. 45-69

(posthumous) The natural history of the musical bow: a chapter in the developmental history of stringed instruments of music Portland, Me.: Longwood Press

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