Collection MS 1042 - Articles, letters and miscellaneous papers

Articles, letters and miscellaneous papers, pp.1-110 Articles, letters and miscellaneous papers, pp.111-197 Articles, letters and miscellaneous papers, pp.198-289 Articles, letters and miscellaneous papers, pp.290-397 Articles, letters and miscellaneous papers pp.398-465 Articles, letters and miscellaneous papers, pp.466-539
Open original Digital object

Identity area

Reference code

AU PMB MS 1042

Title

Articles, letters and miscellaneous papers

Date(s)

  • 1873 - 1907 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

1 reel; 35mm microfilm
Digital PDF

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Please see PMB 1039 for full entry
This collection (MS 7080, Box 3) consists of the following:


FOLDER 1 - Letters to Lorimer Fison
Items 9-11; George Taplin, 1873: Meru tribe kinship, Murray River
Items 12-19; R.H. Codrington, 1892-3: New guinea and Melanesian languages
Items 20-22; H.M. Jackson, Government House, Suva, 1903
Items 23-24; Wm MacGregor, 1888: New Guinea ethnology and languages
Items 25-37; Basil Thomson, 1893: Fijian culture; recall to London
Items 38-39; A.W. Howitt, 1905
Items 40-41; J.G. Frazer, 1907: Frazer compliments Spencer and Gillen on their work and discusses his plans for an anthropological fund at Liverpool, UK.
Items 42-48; W. Skeat, 1903-4: Fiji/Tonga linguistics; publication of Fison article
Items 49-59; J.B. Thurston, 1872 (incomplete) and 1893
Items 60-61; W.E. Bennett, 1903
Items 62-63; S.E. Peal (incomplete)
Items 64-65; Letter from J. Hall, Fison's secretary, to J.G. Frazer, 1905
Item 65a; List of distinguished acqaintances
FOLDER 2 - Correspondence with J.G. Frazer
Item 66-104; 1896-1907: mostly anthropology of Australian aborigines
FOLDER 3 - Notes and Tables
Item 105-167; Mostly in Fison's hand, includes 7 returned questionnaires. Principal subjects are kinship and lanaguage among the Australian aborigines, but there is also material on Dobu (New Guinea) and Fijian languages. Includes kinship tables for tribes in the Murray River, SA; Murray/Darling; Yorke Peninsula, SA; Omeo & Gippsland, VIC; Jervis Bay, NSW areas.
FOLDER 4 - Articles
Item 168-208; A signed mss copy of 'Land tenure in Fiji'
Item 209-224; Fellows, Rev. S.B. 'Grammar of the Pannieti dialect, British New Guinea, together with comprehensive vocabulary'. Proof copy
Item 225-233; Sketch maps (2) and comparative lists of the vocabulary of New Guinea dialects: Saibai, Uroi, Baribara, Kaura, Moi, Wapi, Ari, Moipalo, Kubilo, A'loto, Bau, Gaiga, Kaipu, Kaurarega, Gudang
Item 234; Note (incomplete) on numerals of New Guinea dialects
Item 235; A comparative vocabulary of New Guinea languages
FOLDER 5 - Transactions and proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol.X,February 1874
Item 236; On pp.154-179 is Fison's article 'The classificatory system of kinship'. The volume bears the signature of E.M. Curr and his handwritten critique of Fison's article.
Also marked in the table of contents is an article, on pp. 100-105, 'Abstract of a paper on aboriginal art in Australasia, Polynesia, and Oceania, and its decay' by H.E. Pain.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Available for reference

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

National Library of Australia, CANBERRA ACT 2600

Existence and location of copies

Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

ms1042

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Archivist's note

Digitised in November 2016. This reel was split into 6 PDFs for the digital version.

Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places