Howitt to Fison 17/10/1877

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Bairnsdale Gippsland
Oct 17 1877

My dear Mr Fison
Your letter of Aug 24 is still before
me and reminds me that I have not yet
replied to it. By the way you were in my
debt. I posted two notes to you, one with
some particulars about the class names, the
other I think mainly relating to you the result,
or rather non result of enquiries which I had
caused the Post Office Authorities both in Melbourne
and Sydney to make for the supposed missing
vol 1 of Principles of Biology. I have often laughed
since receiving your letter at their fruitless
search for what had never been posted. You
shall have vol II shortly. Have you by the
bye seen Maynes "Ancient Law" and
"Institutions"? I have just got them and
am reading them with much interest. He
may be said to commence when Moyan
begins - i.e. at the dawn of Roman and
Greek history. Would you like to see them?

The Revd Lorimer Fison

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Document Details

Date 17 October 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 tip70-10-33-15
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Bairnsdale
Summary Communication with Lorimer Fison, providing general update on some latest books of interest; looking forward to Fison's paper; discussion of his geological work; and that he has been compiling information about the social and economic life of the Gippsland tribes.
Physical Description Handwritten in ink, signed and dated.