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The Fison Project - Letterbooks, Vols 1-7
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The Fison Project - Letterbooks, Vols 1-7

  • AU PMB MS 1039
  • Collection
  • 1867 - 1883

Lorimer Fison (1832-1909), clergyman and anthropologist, was born in Suffolk, England. He served with the Australasian Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society in Fiji from 1863 to 1884. For much of that period he was Principal of the Training Institution for Natives at Navuloa.<BR>This is the first of a series of microfilms The Fison Project was designed to bring together on microfilm the various Fison collections, relating to the Pacific, held in Australian libraries. Fison also wrote extensively about Australian Aboriginal customs but, because of the Bureau's specialised areas of interest, these writings have not been included in the Project. A list of Fison materials in Australia not copied, but made known to the Bureau, has been provided on each reel. See also PMB 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044.

Reel 1: Letterbook Vol.1, 1 July 1868 to 30 July 1869. Reel 2: Letterbook Vol.2, 10 August 1869 to 25 October 1870; Letterbook Vol.3, 27? October 1870 to March 1873 Reel 3: Letterbook Vol.4, 16 April 1873 to 26 February 1876; Letterbook Vol.5, 26 February 1876 to 1 November 1877 Reel 4: Letterbook Vol.6, November 1877 to 3 August 1879 (over a third of this volume contains texts of sermons); Letterbook Vol.7, 3 August 1879 to 5 May 1883.

Fison, Rev. Lorimer