Howitt to Fison 3 April 1875

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never be done - because [it will - crossed out] the
materials will perish - unless you
give your aid. If you will assist,
will give me the necessary leisure,
will give me the assistance of your
authority with others I will devote
the time for six months to this enquiry"
I have an idea that such a proposal
might be successful. I have already
sounded the note in the ear of two
or three who could assist me and they
have sounded in unison to the chord.
But all this would not be commenced
in two years from now - the whole of
the work I see would take perhaps two
years more! Can we wait - and
if not them what is our course to
be. Therefore the Senior Teacher shew
me the path on which you propose we
should walk.

Casuarina SŬB-ERŪSA named
I assume in consequence of the bark being
less rugged than that of the other species such
as C. Quadrivalvis. I will write to Morgan
and request him to assist.

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Document Details

Date 3 April 1875
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 tip70-10-33-17
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Sale
Summary Content of the letter discusses potential Aboriginal communites to collect information about and how to proceed with their research.
Physical Description Handwritten in ink, signed and dated.