J. G. Frazer to Howitt 23 October 1906

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and Roth should write a book
jointly exposing current European
misconceptions of Australian facts?
Your articles in Folklore and
the Anthrop. Journal would form
the base of your contribution.
Spencer and Gillen would deal
with the Central Tribes, and
Roth with the north east. This
might help to clear the
air, befogged at present
by Lang and Co. There is
by the way one man in
Europe who seems to have
found salvation at last. His
name is L. van Gennep, a
Frenchman. I judge partly
by his letters to me, partly
from his book, Mythes et
Legendes d'Australie [underlined] (Paris, 1906)
which however I have only
as yet superficially examined.

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Document Details

Date 23-Oct-06
Letter From Frazer, James George
Letter To Howitt, Alfred William
Country England
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name
Registration Number MS9356/57
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, Cambridge. 11 pages. 1906 October 23. Box 1049 [Folder] 6(b) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Handwritten in ink. Signed and dated.