Among Primitive Peoples in Borneo A Description of the Lives, Habits and Customs of the Piratical Head-Hunters of North Borneo, With an Account of Interesting Objects Of Prehistoric Antiquity Discovered In The Island. - Ivor H. N. Evans 1922 - J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia - First Edition A scarce and considered one of the best, early works on the tribes of Northern Borneo [Sabah]

With 21 black and white photographic plates and folding map.
  Ivor Hugh Norman Evans [1886-1957] was a British anthropologist, ethnographer and archaeologist who spent most of his working life in peninsular British Malaya and in North Borneo [Sabah]

Educated at Charterhouse School and Clare College, Cambridge, during which time he studied under Alfred Haddon. In 1910-11 he briefly served as a colonial administrator, as cadet district officer for the North Borneo Chartered Company, which administrated the independent state and British protectorate of North Borneo. He was based in the Tempasuk and Tuaran Districts.

Evans spent much of his career on peninsular Malaya from 1912 until 1932 at the Perak State Museum in Taiping, the first museum in Malaysia. He was appointed Curator there in 1917 and also worked as an ethnographer and archaeologist. After a short term of early retirement [1932-8] Evans returned to Borneo, where he was to spend the rest of his life. He carried out ethnographic research on the religious beliefs, practices and folklore of the Dusuns of the Kota Belud area. During the Japanese occupation of Borneo in World War II, Evans was held as a civilian internee at Batu Lintang camp at Kuching in Sarawak. A collection of Evans’ material, including diaries and photographs taken on peninsular Malaya and in Borneo are held at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge (reference GB-1638-MS. Collections, BA5/9/1-7). Evans left a bequest to Cambridge University which led to the creation of the Evans Research Fellowship and the Evans Fund, to promote anthropological and archaeological research in South East Asia.

pp. 318 [2].
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