Howitt to Fison 21 November 1879

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Court House
Nov 21 1879

My dear Mr Fison
As I have a little leisure this
morning I must send you a line.
I received yours of the 10th Oct just as I was
leaving home to attend a Board of Advice
to which I have been named by te Government
- as if I had not enough to do. Consequently
I have carried your letter about ever since
hoping to reply. The Board of Advice has dragged
me all over Victoria to all the goldfields
and I have not had a moment to call
my own. Our functions are to advise the
best means of encouraging mining +c.
I told you I had written to Boyd Dawkins
I did write but after posting [your - crossed out] the letter to you
I did not post the one to B. D. but kept it
to think over. Subsequently I posted it so
that in time we shall hear. He will do all
he can for us I know. I have written to
Ellery but have as yet no reply and I
know that he has been in Sydney.
The Revd Lorimer Fison

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Document Details

Date 21 November 1879
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 tip70-10-33-28
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Sale
Summary Content of the letter advises Fison that Howitt is doing all that he can to continue collecting information and his correspondents. Further mention of geology.
Physical Description Handwritten in ink, signed and dated.