Howitt to Fison 12 April 1877

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sometime ago who lives near
Camperdown and he telling
me that his daughter was with his
assistance writing a book on the
blacks of that district, I conversed
with him about kinships. To
illustrate what I said I drew a
diagram of the Paternal relations
on the back of a letter. The other day
he wrote to me asking me to send
him a number [of - crossed out] more of diagram
as he was doing something at kinships
in his book! I sent him a circular
saying that if he would fill it in I
would look it over and see what
could he said of his tribe. Since
then profound silence! Such
is life! +c

We learned with very great regret
that you had suffered some great
domestic trouble - indeed whatever it
may have been be assured that we have
greatly sympathised with you.
Believe me
Yours very sincerely
A W Howitt

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Document Details

Date 12 April 1877
Letter From Howitt, Alfred William
Letter To Fison, Reverend Lorimer
Country Australia
Holding Institution St Mark's National Theological Centre
Collection Name Alan Tippett/Lorimer Fison Collection
Registration Number tip70-10-33-13
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Bairnsdale
Summary Discussion of circulars and correspondents and the collection of information.
Physical Description Handwritten in ink, signed and dated.