Item 135 - Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to John Roscoe

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Add. MS b/37/135


Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to John Roscoe


  • c 1947-c 1955 (Creation)

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1 Brick Court, Temple, London. E.C.4. Dated 28 May 1920 - Suggests he stay among the Banyoro until his informants dry up as he 'may not tap such copious sources again'; reacts to wedding night customs and the temporary king; is attending Malinowski's lectures on the Trobriand Islanders, and asks if he has heard of a custom of giving produce to a wife's brothers; asks if he finds any stories on the origin of fire; will work next on a book on the fear of the dead; Lilly is better but they will go to Evian for a cure in July; mentions the honorary degree; saw [W. H. R.] Rivers, who found lecturing in the United States very tiring.

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