Spencer to Howitt 8 February 1900

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Date 8-Feb-00
Letter From Spencer, Sir Walter Baldwin
Letter To Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 380
Medium Letter
Summary Seeking clarification from Baldwin Spencer regarding totems. W.B. Spencer notes that he has looked over a list sent by A.W. Howitt. Howitt notes that names of totems vary considerably in different local areas, and that number of totems is 'practically only limited by the number of plants, animals, stones stars & to make a complete list would be impossible', but he could provide a list of the totems with which Gillen and he came in contact.
Physical Description Letter, handwritten in ink. One sheet, three pages. Condition: paper loss bottom corner of sheet; slight yellowing and marking.