ALP Cameron to Howitt 14 August 1883

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I have read Mr Fraser's essay but did
not care much for it; it appeared to
me that a criticism, l once read on
a certain work would apply to it.
That it contained much that was new
and much that was true but un-
fortunately that which was true was
not new and that which was new was
not true. I have not been able to
trace anything semitic in their origin.
However any adverse criticism comes
with a with a very bad [with - crossed out] grace from a defeated

I think the table of contents you
have arranged would be excellent. I may
mention that in the names of some of the
tribes there may be some mistakes because their
neighbours do not always call each other by
the same name that a Tribe calls itself.
I am
Dear Sir
Yours Faithfully
A L P Cameron

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Document Details

Date 14 Aug 1883
Letter From Cameron, A L P
Letter To Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Colony/State New South Wales
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 121
Medium Letter
Locality Mulurulu
Summary Communication concerning a paper on Aboriginal people prepared by A.L.P. Cameron and sent to A.W. Howitt, and Howitt's offer to 'take the reconstruction ... in hand'; surprised it would be of interest to the Anthropological Institute. Asks if Howitt would kindly send him a copy of the draft. Cameron notes that he read an essay by Mr Fraser but 'did not care much for it'.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten in ink. One quarto sheet, two pages. Dated and signed. Condition: good.