Howitt to Fison 5 November 1880

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I shall work hard at a geological paper
which I have had in hand for twelve months
- shall complete the analyses of the rock, shall
finish slicing the rocks, shall finish looking at
them through the microscope, shall in fact
complete the paper generally. That being done
I will turn on the Ethnological "stop" and
play a series of Orestes tunes - I must sing
melodies until the concert is concluded.
At the present time I am full of "geology and
chemistry" and must complete my work
as soon as I can. ---------

I send you four reviews of K & K, and I have
asked Robertson to let me have any others.

My friend Bulmer after reading it is
enthusiastic and cannot find anything
to criticise except some few points in the
spelling of Kurnai words - which is in fact
a matter of "ear." I enclose his characteristic
notes from E.M. Curr. [I sha- crossed out] I have told him
that the general conclusions you arrived at are
mine also. I do not know why but he
certainly has an "edge" upon you. When
I saw him in Melbourne I thought so from
what he said and he then had a
short correspondence about you and

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Document Details

Date 5 November 1880
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 tip70-10-34-20
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Sale
Summary Discussion regarding their publication, Kamilaroi and Kurnai and reviews. Mention of correspondents, geology and further publishing.
Physical Description Handwritten in ink, signed and dated.