Howitt to Fison 22 December 1878

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Morgan and tell him what has been
done as far as my part is concerned.
Now for a series of remarks which I have
as Captain Cuttle says "when found made
a note of." The numbers refer at first to those in your
1. As to the nomenclature, I do not think
that any misunderstanding can arise
from my use of the terms family [underlined], division[underlined]
clan, [underlined], tribe, [underlined] as I use them and as I have
endeavoured to define their meaning.
In speaking generally of the whole subject as
dealt with in our Essay I agree that the terms
gens, phratry, tribe are best but I don't
see very well how to use them in my part.
If however you think this should be done
for the sake of uniformity - by all means
substitute these latter for my former terms
where they occur. I shall be quite willing but shall
regret the trouble to you.

2. I evidently did not explain myself clearly as to
footnotes. I was under the impression that you
intended to collect all your footnotes together
at the end of your essay - as for instance is done
in editions of Waverley novels - Mrs Somerville's
Connection of the Physical Sciences (I am not sure of the title

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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.