A L P Cameron to Howitt 20 October 1883

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Oct 20th 1883
A W Howitt Esq
Sale Gipsland

My Dear Sir

I received the essay on your notes
thereon last week. The work of taking
to pieces reconstructing and rewriting must
have given you a lot of work for which
I need not say I am much obliged: I cannot
obtain any fresh information for the
blacks all seem to have deserted this
district and are gone I know not where.
I have given what answers I could to
your notes in any matter that needed
elucidation. I am perfectly satisfied with
the paper as it now stands; You say that
if I desired the portions relating to [?Mr Ridley?]'s
views as to amalgamation of [clans - crossed out] tribes to
form classes could be added but of course
it is not necessary. I notice you have
omitted the parts relating to Infanticide
and Cannibalism; would it not have
been as well to let them appear? but
you know best what is most suitable

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Document Details

Date 20 Oct 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 122
Medium Letter
Locality Mulurulu
Summary Further communication between A.L.P. Cameron and A W Howitt, regarding a paper being prepared by A.L.P. Cameron for the Anthropological Institute and being edited by A.W. Howitt.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten in ink. One quarto sheet, two pages. Signed and dated. Annotation top left by A.W. Howitt 'Reply 10/11/83'. Condition: good.