"The Clock House" Shepperton. Dated 25th March (1911) - Will be happy to be quoted in Frazer's forthcoming book [about substitutes for executions in China?], but asks to be allowed to rewrite his former note; will look through Herbert Spencer's 'Descriptive Sociology', ('that mountain of ill-assorted facts and opinions'), and asks if he has looked through Arthur Smith's 'Chinese Characteristics'.
The Clock House, Upper Halliford, Shepperton. Dated 8th May (1911) - Returns the proof of the letter [about substitutes for executions in China?], and encloses a letter from Edmund Backhouse, who knows more about Chinese manners and customs and history than any other European [not present].
War Department, Washington D.C. Dated August 28th 1889 - Has been on a tour of duty in connection with the Apache Indians; sent one of Frazer's list of questions to John S. Hittell; another was given to Thomas Keam, who has been living among the Moquis of Arizona and is an expert; the Turtle is a Moqui totem; might go out to the Moqui again and learn about the Snake Dance, but dreads the trip; was in North Carolina, where the Cherokees still use a blow-pipe gun.
Elmcrofts, Ripon. Dated 22nd February 1896 - Has been reading 'The Golden Bough' and sends a cutting on human sacrifice in Benin [cutting transcribed]; quotes passages on agricultural rites from 'Yorkshire Folk Talk' by his cousin Marmaduke Morris; asks his opinion of an Italian festival in which they carry 'Ceri', wooden structures with arabesque paintings on them. In a postscript, he mentions a book by [Henning Frederik] Feilberg entitled 'Dansk Bondelir' [recte 'Dansk Bondeliv']; and a funeral procession witnessed in Capri in 1895.
Biloa, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands. Dated March 14th 1911 - Has been to Ontong Java but has conflicting answers as to the number of exogamous divisions; a German who was there will probably publish soon; asks Frazer to send one of the books [the Anthropological Questions pamphlet?] to Rev. R. C. Nicholson at Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands and another to Rev. S. R. Rooney, Bambatana, Solomon Islands.
Estate Office, Coolderry, Carrickmacross. Dated 14 Nov. 1913 - Adds two stories relating to 'The Transference of Evil' chapter in 'The Golden Bough' relating to getting rid of a port wine stain, and veneral disease.
Trinity Lodge, Cambridge Dated March 1, 1898 - Congratulates him on the completion of his [Pausanias].
Trinity Lodge, Cambridge Dated February 4th, 1914 - Expresses regret at their departure from Cambridge; assures him they are very proud of him; is a pleasure to remember first learning of him through Frank Galton.
c/o McLean, 39 Gibson Street, Hillhead, Glasgow. Dated 30 March, 1908 - Suggests other interpretations to several theories in 'Adonis, Attis and Osiris': the conical stone emblem of Astarte at Byblus, the secular origin of prostitution; the sons of a serpent god, the magic cauldron, and the historical prototypes of Adonis, Attis, and Osiris.
Commercial Place, Wellingborough. Dated 15 Jan. 1919 - In reading about oaths in the 'Covenant of Abraham' chapter in 'Folk-Lore in the Old Testament' he adds the oath of local children, 'My finger's wet, my finger's dry, cut my throat if I tell a lie'.
Geological Survey and Museum, Jermyn Street, London, S.W.1. Dated 15 June 1921 - In reference to his letter concerning the perpetual fire for the cult of Minerva, thinks the fuel was bituminous coal.
Trinity College, Cambridge. Dated 5 Feb. 1915 - Thanks him for his copy of 'Essays of Joseph Addison'; right now he has little time for reading, is instead lecturing, investigating the temperature of bullocks, learning to speak French from his Belgian, making music for the soldiers and photographing the wounded.
Section Sanitaire Anglaise No. 1, Dijon. Dated 7 May 1915 - Discusses his experience as an ambulance driver in Belfort: doesn't have much to do, and are not part of the Croix Rouge, but in the Section Sanitaire of the French Army; describes a bombing raid on the town; half the men there are from Oxford or Cambridge.
52 Catherine Street, Liverpool. Dated Nov. 12, 1905 - Thanks him for ['Lectures on the Early History of Kingship']; were visited by the Rouse Balls for a few days.
22 Rock Park, Rock Ferry, Cheshire. Dated Feb. 6, 1915 - Thanks him for the Addison essays, and for Lady Frazer's letter and book at Christmas; gives news of his son [Windham], happy to be serving in the Royal Garrison Artillery, his second son [Richard] is not yet 18 but keen to serve, which he will do 'if this bloody business is not finished before the year is out'; knows that many of those going so happily will never return; he is drilling himself; refers to the traitor Kuno Meyer.
Public Library, Palmerston, Manawatu County, North Island, New Zealand. Dated 19/7/26 - Thanks him for the reference to his work in the Caroline Islands in his book 'The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead'; has sent Grafton Elliot Smith some ethnological and philological notes on the subject of Hindu-Malays and Indo-Chinese reaching Central and South American coasts; Sir Clements Markham thinks the work has merits; asks he mention the work to Macmillan & Co.
Strafford House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Dated 10/7/10 - Describes his travels: particularly enjoyed Rothenberg, and cities in southern Spain; sent one of his copies of 'Totemism' to Sir Hugh Clifford; his review in the 'Nation' contained discussion of the sub-incision to stop procreation but was censored; hears [N. W.] Thomas will review the book in 'Folk-Lore'; promises to not send any more letters from [Andrew] Lang, but defends him as lacking malice; Clifford said he enjoyed 'Adonis, Attis' and would like them to meet.
Strafford House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Dated 14/7/12 - Thanks him again for a volume from the third edition of 'The Golden Bough'; [John Bagnell?] Bury was to visit when Sir Edwin Pears was there but was too unwell to come.
St. Keyne's Cambridge. Dated 23 March 1913 - Thanks him for his kind letter [about 'The Belief in Immortality'], which will help him 'bear with equanimity the thunder of the theological guns when they open fire on me'; declines the offer to send the book with the statistics of the weight of the soul [Duncan McDougall quoted in Edward Carpenter's 'Drama of Love and Death']; declines the invitation to visit, does not want to leave his wife. With a typescript footnote identifying Frazer's book.
Strafford House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Dated 3/4/15 - Thanks him for the Addison book; encloses a cutting on 'Adonis, Attis and Osiris' [not transcribed] and suggests Frazer send a correction to 'The Times'.
Strafford House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Dated 31/12/16 - Thanks him for the ['Ancient Stories of the Great Flood'] and admires it, is glad he expresses his opinion on causes of similarities, thinks [W.H.R.] Rivers was too rigid in explaining them; hopes the 'Pan German Plot' [translated by Lilly Frazer] has been a success.
Aldeburgh. Dated (1918) - Thanks him for 'Folk-Lore in the Old Testament', notices society has moved a long way from when Dean Milman was denounced for blasphemy; questions his conclusion in judging between Creation and Evolution, and asks why consensus of opinion matters vs consensus of fact; hope his facts on 'jus primae noctis' will prevent future references; hears from Moncrieff that Sutherland Black has lost an eye.
No. 1 Brick Court, Temple. Dated 11 April 1919 - He is not alone in his suggestion to write a book on Folklore in the New Testament, but would like to wait until a certain scholar in France has published; is working on other books at the moment; his wife's daughter [Lilly Grove] has died suddenly and unexpectedly.
Midland Grand Hotel, London, N.W. Dated 20 December 1929 - Is happy to hear that his health is improving; are moving to rooms in the Temple; his 'Myths on the Origin of Fire' will be published soon; his appreciation of William Wyse was in 'The Times'.
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.
Wadhurst, Sussex. Dated December 4, 1888 - Discusses harvest customs and couvade, per Frazer's questions, and adds that Melanesians don't believe in demons, but spirits; also discusses exogamous groups and his evolving opinion of totems in Melanesia.
Llanishen, near Cardiff. Dated February 2, 1903 - Thanks him for his letter, points out that [James Hope] Moulton's veto should carry more weight, as Moulton is a Greek specialist and Conway a Latin specialist.