Howitt to Fison 22 December 1878

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[Written in upper left margin]
If Morgan cannot
get Smithsonian's
publish [sic] there are
two courses:-
1. I would consult
Darwin with whom
I have corresponded
as well as my
friends in England.
2. I think I could
get this Government
to bring out the work
[as a - crossed out] of course free
of expense to ourselves.

[Written in upper right margin]
How about your map?
Please send list of places you
want to have shewn upon it.

Sale Dec 22 1878

My dear Mr Fison
I fear you will have been wondering at
my silence. The explanation is that this is my
most busy month in the year and that from the
30th Nov until yesterday I have been constantly travelling
and have therefore have been quite unable to attend
to our work. I have however set to work now [and - crossed out]
by commencing the clean copy of my monograph
for trans mission [sic] to you. I hope it will be completed
by the new year. I write now to reply more
especially to your last letter of Nov 6th.
I am delighted that you approve of my work
and I am also very much pleased that
after all you will have the completion of the
"Magnum opus" which is the rightful office
of the chief architect. I shall now write to
The Revd Lorimer Fison

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Document Details

Date 22 December 1878
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 tip70-10-33-23
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Sale
Summary Further discussions and comment and corrections for their forthcoming joint publication, Kamilaroi and Kurnai.
Physical Description Handwritten in ink, signed and dated. Additional annotation top of first page.