Unsigned letter to Howitt 21 January 1884

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January 21 1884

Dear Sir
I really must apologise
for having left your letter of
27 October so long unattended
to but I was in hopes I might
have worked up some imspiration
relative to the aborigines [?about?]
here which might have been
useful or interesting and then
the busy time coincided with
[??] end of the year came on and
this with intense heat of the
weather had made me remiss.

There are very few natives
in this barren part of the world
natural surface water being so
scarce that anything like
a tribal community was

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Document Details

Date 21 Jan 1884
Letter From Unrecorded
Letter To Howitt, Alfred William
Country Australia
Colony/State New South Wales
Holding Institution State Library of Victoria
Collection Name
Registration Number MS9356/211
Medium Letter
Locality Milparinka
Summary MS 9356 [Series] Correspondence and notes concerning aboriginal tribes - Aboriginal tribes of New South Wales . [Sub Series] General notes and correspondence [Item Title] Unsigned letter. [Summary note] Original listing described the letter as from A. L. P Cameron to A. W. Howitt, but the letter is unsigned. Milparinka. 3 pages. 1884 January 21. Box 1050 [Folder] 6(a) [State Library Victoria record 2018]
Physical Description Handwritten in ink. Dated and addressed from Milparinka, however unsigned.