Andrew Lang to Howitt 1 December

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Transcription - Page 1

Alleyre House
St Andrews
Dec. 1

Pray do not trouble
to answer this, as your
time is too valuable.
Your letter to me is very
ill-typed, but I have
the original. You see that
my difficulty arises not
over the “classes” (4 or 8)
but over the phratries
and totems. I have not
been able in your works

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Document Details

Date 1903 - 1902
Letter From Lang, Andrew
Letter To Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Scotland
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 225
Medium Letter
Summary Content relates to a discussion of the theory of totemic development and social organisation of Aboriginal groups of Australia. Note that the year the letter was written is probably 1902: on A.W. Howitt's transcription of the letter (XM 432), he makes a note that he acknowledged the letter on '2/3/03'.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten in ink. Two sheets, eight pages. Dated 1 Dec only. On letterhead: Alleyne House, St Andrews, Scotland. Condition: good.