J. G. Frazer to Howitt 22 July 1906

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evidence by their extraordinary
misapprehensions would be
incredible if one did not
read them with one's own
eyes. Clearer and more
precise writers than you
three men I cannot call
to mind. Yet, if we may
judge by the people who
write about the subject, there
is not a soul in Europe
who understands the facts
as you present them with
the exception (as I am bold
to think) of myself. It is
extraordinary and fills me,
I confess, with contempt
for the intelligence of the
average anthropologist.

I will willingly under-
take to distribute the copies of
your paper in Folklore
according to your directions.
The big bundle reached me

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Document Details

Date 22-Jul-06
Letter From Frazer, James George
Letter To Howitt, Alfred William
Country England
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name
Registration Number MS9356/55
Medium Letter
Locality Cambridge
Summary MS 9356 [Series] General correspondence with anthropologists. [Sub Series] James George Frazer to A. W. Howitt [Item Title] Letter from James George Fraser to A.W. Howitt. [Summary note] Trinity College, 8 pages. 1906 July 22. Box 1049 [Folder] 6(b) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Handwritten in ink. Signed and dated. Annotation top left of first page.