Item 185 - Copy letter from B. Malinowski to Sir James Frazer

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Add. MS b/36/185


Copy letter from B. Malinowski to Sir James Frazer


  • c 1947-c 1955 (Creation)

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Oberbozen, pres Bolzano (Alto Adige), Italie. Dated 25.5.23 - His first love for anthropology is associated with having the GB read to him by his mother; was diagnosed with tuberculosis of a relative benign nature but has to undergo another year of treatment; has been appointed to a readership in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics while W. J. Perry was made Reader in Cultural Anthropology at University College; isn't happy that he has been lumped with Perry, and had to postpone a year; his position is in part due to a strong movement to counteract Elliot Smithianism; is not happy that University College is full of hostility to Seligman; would be glad to lecture at Cambridge as others do, it is a more fruitful field for teaching and would like to work with Frazer, but cautions that there are some in Cambridge who see him as an outsider, but perhaps after his book has been published this may change; Seligman has been very ill; asks if he could introduce him to anthropological and sociological people in Rome, he has to do research there for articles for 'Nature'.

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Published in Ackerman, Robert, ed. 'Selected Letters of Sir J. G. Frazer'. Oxford: Oxford University Press, [2005], where he lists it as dated 1925.

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