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Series VII: Computer disks, 1980 - 2007

Call Number: MS 2017, Series VII

Scope and Contents

The series consists of born-digital material containing lexico-statistical analyses of the Syair Awang Simawn, a classical oral epic focused on the founding of Brunei. Maxwell analyses linguistic variations in six versions of the epic poem (A, B, C, D, E, and F), and studies the epic's creation and significance.  The material also includes diaries of Sir Hugh Low, a British administrator of the Malay Peninsula, and diaries relating to the Belaga District of Malaysia translated by Maxwell. Writings include a collection of Maxwell's unpublished papers on anthropology and the Kadayan people, bibliographies of sources used in his research, and software used to analyze linguistic data relating to the kinship structures of Brunei and Sarawak people. Dates for the materials were determined by the files' last modified date.


  • 1980 - 2007

Language of Materials

From the Collection: The material is in English and Malay.

Conditions Governing Access

As a preservation measure, original materials may not be used. Digital access copies must be provided for use. Contact Manuscripts and Archives at to request access


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