Harry Aldridge to Howitt 29 October 1883

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had the same opportunities of observing
the aborigines of Wide Bay in their wild
state - anything like what I have.
I have read with interest hoping to
see something new in the papers being by
John Mann on the aboriginals & their customs
now being printed in the "Sydney Mail"
I don't put very much value on the information
in them for the sources of his posts are too
much taken from hearsay not personal
observation & when ones interest is continued
on the description of some ceremony you
find that Mr Mann goes on "I have reason
to believe" &c &c I venture to say Mr Mann has in many instances been the
dupe of some clever nigger.
If I don't hear from you again I shall con
clude that a visit to Sale is not necessary.
Yours truly
Harry. E. Aldridge

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Document Details

Date 29 Oct 1883
Letter From Aldridge, Harry Edgar
Letter To Howitt, Mr Alfred William
Country Australia
Colony/State Queensland
Holding Institution Museums Victoria
Collection Name Alfred W. Howitt Collection
Registration Number XM 5
Medium Letter
Locality Maryborough
Summary "Acknowledgement of A.W. Howitt's correspondence, mentions articles by John Mann in the ""Sydney Mail"" and is doubtful of the value of the information."
Physical Description Letter, handwritten, ink. One sheet, two pages. Condition: good.