Andrew Lang to Howitt 1905

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Blacks, for as regards
incarnation and reincarnation
their ideas seem the same
as those refuted long ago
by Kempe, I think,
on the Finke river, a kind
of transition to the
Arunta notions. Kempe
may not be the best of
authorities, but the
coincidence with Mr
L. P. is corroboration. I
find it hard to believe
that any totem kin is

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Document Details

Date c.1905
Letter From Lang, Andrew
Letter To Howitt, Alfred William
Country Scotland
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name
Registration Number MS9356/61
Medium Letter
Locality St Andrews
Summary MS 9356 [Series] General correspondence with anthropologists. [Sub Series] Andrew Lang to A. W. Howitt [Item Title] Letter from Andrew Lang to A.W. Howitt. [Summary note] Alleyne House, St Andrews 4 pages. 1905 January 7. Box 1049 [Folder] 6(c) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Handwritten in ink. Signed, however undated. Annotation top right of first page, indicates that Howitt replied 9/1/1905. Much of the content is underlined.