Item 199 - Copy letter from R. H. Codrington to J. G. Frazer

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Add. MS b/35/199


Copy letter from R. H. Codrington to J. G. Frazer


  • c 1947-c 1955 (Creation)

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Vicarage, Wadhurst, Sussex. Dated Sept. 27, 1888 - Thanks him for his [booklet of anthropological] questions; intends to publish his notes, which will answer many questions, is sending some questions to Rev. [John] Palmer of the Banks Islands; has a generally poor opinion of missionaries, who find what they expect to find; answers some of his specific questions on the Melanesians, on totem, exogamous groups, guardian spirits, the lack of wild animals, lack of belief in souls in animal and objects; dread of marriage; initiations having little to do with puberty or marriage.

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