Howitt to Fison 21 November 1879

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has placed me in communication.
Mr Giles of the manager of Dr Browne's
stations in the Northern Territory
"is willing to give all the information
he can procure". I am still enquiring
as to any one living at Pt Essington
-The only way to crack the
Antgione nut is I to go
through the whole of the "ould ancient
authors" and see if they throw any
light - the nutcracker may be in
them. I could not do this - only
perhaps some one in Melbourne
might undertake it - I am wavering
in my mind between Dr Hearne,
Professor Irving or Mr Morris of the
Church of Eng. Grammar school. By and
Bye I shall present the nut to them
if you like or to one of them.

I have been much interested
by the collection of stones. I have as
yet not examined them thoroughly
but I presume that they are of two classes
one of which is igneous. Of two I have
prepared thin slices for the microscope.
One a dark grey vesicular rock
from Taubui (as I read it)

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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.