NWT742: Vocal Group

Historical wax cylinder recording made by Northcote Whitridge Thomas, a British government anthropologist who conducted field research in Sierra Leone in 1914-15. NWT742 (m on cylinder rim). 1. Announcement: Record number 742, March 26th 1915. 2. Ref tone. 3. Unaccompanied vocal group with leader, probably in the Temne language. 4. Unaccompanied male vocal solo. Good quality recording. C51/3209 (better quality) is the master, C51/3156 is a duplicate. This is a digital access version of an original wax cylinder recording held in the collection of the British Library. Supplied and used with permission from The British Library.

Further Information

  • Type: Wax Cylinder Recordings
  • Object: NWT742: Vocal Group
  • Materials: No Data / Other
  • Culture Group: Temne
  • Dimensions: 206 [Duration]
  • Production Date: 1915.03.26
  • Associated Places: No Data
  • Associated People: Thomas, Northcote Whitridge (1868-1936) [Sound Recordist]
  • Museum: British Library
  • Accession Number: BL:C51/3209