J. G. Frazer to Miss Howitt 20 April 1908

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24 Abercromby Square
20 April 1908

My dear Miss Howitt
It was a real grief to me
to hear of the death of your
honoured Father. I had hoped
from the vigour he had shewn
till his last illness that he
might have lived for many years
to do good work for science. However,
it must be a satisfaction to you
to know that he lived to com-
plete his main work, his record
of the tribes of South-East
Australia. I fully accept and
will act upon his warning to
make no use of information [which - crossed out]
about old customs which is
based on the present decadent
state of the natives in that
part of Australia.

I have preposed to the Macmillans
that they should publish a volume
of the collected anthropological papers

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Document Details

Date 20-Apr-08
Letter From Frazer, James George
Letter To Howitt, May
Country England
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name
Registration Number MS9356/60
Medium Letter
Locality Liverpool
Summary MS 9356 [Series] General correspondence with anthropologists. [Sub Series] James George Frazer to May Howitt [Item Title] Letter from James George Fraser to May Howitt. [Summary note] 24 Abercromby Square, Liverpool. 4 pages. Box 1049 [Folder] 6(b) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Handwritten in ink. Signed and dated.