Andrew Lang to Howitt 1905

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restricted to marriage
with only one totem
in the opposite "class"
and Spencer + Gillen do not
seem to be certain on
this point as to the
Urabunna. It would not
surprize me if the
Urabunna were developing
"sub classes" with animal
names, nor even if the
names of many sub classes
were originally names
of animals. But I am a bore.
Yours very sincerely
A Lang

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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.