Item 58 - Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to E. S. Hartland

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Add. MS b/36/58


Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to E. S. Hartland


  • c 1947-c 1955 (Creation)

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No. 1 Brick Court, Temple, London E.C.4. Dated 26 February 1922 - Thanks him for the two papers, is glad he thinks Miss [Jessie] Weston has found the true key of the Holy Grail, is suspicious when the priest of Nemi pops up in books, 'especially when he is unmasked by a lady'; asks for the authority of the priest-king of Elele in Nigeria; has seen [John] Roscoe, who saw [Robert] Macalister and both conclude the original home of Egyptian and European civilisation will be found in the region of the African lakes; has had his bust done by [Émile] Bourdelle, of which he approves; mentions the kpelle of Liberia; asks if he has read [Edvard] Westermarck's new edition of 'History of Human Marriage' and asks his opinion of his attacks on Frazer.

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      Published in Ackerman, Robert, ed. 'Selected Letters of Sir J. G. Frazer'. Oxford: Oxford University Press, [2005].

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