Howitt to Fison 2 August 1880
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2 August 1880
Howitt, Alfred William
Fison, Reverend Lorimer
St Mark's National Theological Centre
Alan Tippett/Lorimer Fison Collection
Discussion of Johann Bachofen's work on Greek and Roman laws, including marriage and descent. Discussion of Gunditjmara and Mukjarawaint kinship and social relations and correspondence with Stahle. Kinship diagrams based on Bachofen's work and of Mt Gambier and Wimmera tribes.
Handwritten in black ink, signed and dated. Writing in top and left margins on first page. Female descent diagram and explanatory table on page five. Footnote on page six. Hand drawn kinship diagrams on last page. Small tears evident. Some creases from folding of pages.