Howitt to Fison 12 July 1880

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and who will I am sure help
me. One lives atthe Cloncurry
and lately took cattle to Port Darwin
only assisted by his blackfellows
and two gins. He [??] told
how no one [are- crossed out] on the station but
his blackfellows whose language he
is said to speak perfectly. The
other lives at the Upper Burdekin,
The latter is described to me as
a protector of the blacks - the other
as much the reverse. - this seems
contradictory but I hope for
help from them. I have also promises
of help from [two-crossed out] three people who live
in the Cooper creek country.

I have written the other rough drafts
as to Marriage by Capture & McLennan
neither of which are more satisfactory to
me than I once I sent you. I shall
now wait for replies to my letters and
also for the last edition of McLennan's
book. I am waiting anxiously to hear
from you, from Ellery and from Morgan.

Did you notice how small the postage
was upon your manuscript when I returned it?
I think your post office must over charge?
Will they not take it as a "copy for the press." -
Yours faithfully
AW Howitt

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Document Details

Date 12 July 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 tip70-10-34-3
Medium Letter
Region Gippsland
Locality Sale
Summary A.W. Howitt advises L. Fison, that he has written to almost forty correspondents on the subject of marriage by capture, in order to obtain further information and lists the questions he posted.
Physical Description Handwritten in ink, signed and dated. Additional annotation top of first page.