Howitt to Fison 21 November 1879

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I have come to the conclusion that if
the Smithsonian fail us we must rely
either upon the Royal Society here or upon
ourselves. I do not care about the Ethnological
without they [sic] spontaneously open a new arm.
I have suggested to Ellery that if the
R. S. is impervious I should
be willing to give a modest subsidy but that
I could not answer for you but would tell
you. I wish I could see my way
to continue letters say by Native on
Australian Ethnological subjects - but
the fact is that I am so much occupied
that I dont seem to have time for anything
All that I can do in Ethnology is to
continue collecting information whenever
the chances offer in the hpe that the
future may enable me to digest it.
I am doing all I can to open up
communication with central Australia
- the North coast and Western
. [I hope I - crossed out] I have hopes
of the former at any rate so far as
Coopers Creek is concerned. I am
now going to write to three people there
with whom my brother in law in Adelaide

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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.