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
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AU PMB MS 1042


Articles, letters and miscellaneous papers


  • 1873 - 1907 (Creation)

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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.

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National Library of Australia, CANBERRA ACT 2600

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

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