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Letter from Wilhelm Dörpfeld to [Macmillan & Co.]

Kaiserlich Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Athen - Has not received his copy of Frazer's Pausanias, and when looking at a copy he gave the library, finds that on the plans the [Ansoren?] are not labeled; asks if they would bring this to his attention.

Letter from Mary C. Fison to Dr J. G. Frazer

'Nai Kele Kele' [on mourning stationery] - Writes about the death of her father Lorimer Fison, will send book and booklets Frazer had sent Fison to Sir George Le Hunte and share with him news of Professor Spencer taking up the Western investigation.

Letter from C. Brunsdon Fletcher to Sir James Frazer

Sydney, N.S.W. Australia - Dr George Brown suggested he write Frazer, to ask for help in writing the life of Lorimer Fison; he has many of Fison's letters and materials from Dr Brown, and asks for a contribution from Frazer about Fison's anthropological work and achievements; has been given a copy of his article in 'Folk-Lore' by Maria [Mary?] Fison; his own family has been connected with missionary work for the last fifty years, and his uncle William Fletcher was in Fiji, and his aunt Mrs William Fletcher is sister to Dr Brown's wife; is sending a copy of 'A Century in the Pacific' with a chapter written by himself on the works of Fison, Sir William MacGregor and Brown.

Letter from C. Brunsdon Fletcher to Sir James Frazer

Sydney - Has received his parcel with letters written by Lorimer Fison, will have copies made and the originals returned; his plans for Dr Fison's Life have been put on hold by a suggestion of Sir William MacGregor, who thinks it better to write a life of Dr George Brown, who is still alive and does not have the paper trail that Fison left.

Postcard from H. Diels to Professor J. G. Frazer

Berlin - Dahlem, Am Erlenbusch 6, zur Zeit Bad Landeck (Schlesien), Unteres Generalhaus - After receiving his thanks for his contribution to the foundation of the Frazer lectureships, he surprises him with the dedication of the Loeb Apollodorus; thanks him for renewing the correspondence; the dreadful war has destroyed his fatherland, and his wife [Martha] was so weakened by hunger that she died in 1919 within a few days of catching a cold [influenza?]; 'Unfortunately I am still here'; has asked the publisher to send him his edition of Philodemus.

Letter from Wilhelm Dörpfeld to [J. G. Frazer?]

Kaiserlich Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Athen - Will publish a long essay on the Temple of Athena [on the Acropolis], and will give it to him to proof; has changed his opinion, and thinks that in describing the Xoanon and the lamp of Callimachus Pausanias went to the ancient Temple of Athena.

Letter from A. S. Farrar to J. G. Frazer

Durham - Thanks him for the article, 'On some Ceremonies of Central Australian Tribes'; notes that in the second edition of 'The Golden Bough' he thought the part about Barabbas was satire, but then decided it was a 'temporary aberration of a great mind through overwork'; his wife [Sarah Martha Farrar] suffered from rheumatism last year and while recovered, will never be what she was.

Letter from C. Brunsdon Fletcher to Sir James Frazer

Sydney - Thanks him again for the parcel with letters written by Lorimer Fison, is happy to have a generous amount of time in which to have copies made; had no idea how much Fison was indebted to Frazer for the relief of his last years, and to try so hard to have the relief continued for his widow.

Letter from J. E. Foster to Sir James Frazer

Royal County Hotel, Durham [Pictorial letterhead] - Has been visiting Durham, and has been informed there is a tradition among the children that if they knock the Sanctuary knocker a pancake will fall out of it.

Letter from H. Diels to Professor James George Frazer

Berlin - Now has the third vol. of 'The Golden Bough'; sees Professor [Martin Persson] Nilsson has used his work in his 'Primitive Religion'; not sure if his wife will be well enough to travel in the autumn; accompanied by a cutting headed 'Kleines Feuilleton. Neue Mitglieder der Akademie der Wissenschaften' from 'Berliner Zeitung am Mittage', 10 May 1911.

Card from H. Diels to Professor James George Frazer

Nürenbergerstrasse 65 II, Berlin W.50 - Is pleased to see that part I of the third edition of the 'The Golden Bough' has appeared; found the meeting [about?] Hegel very interesting; a 'New Hegelianism' is spreading here; is about to go travelling and wonders where Frazer will be.

Letter from J. T. Fowler to Professor J. G. Frazer

Bp. Hatfield's Hall, Durham - On a recent visit to Greece, he came across a structure mentioned in Baedeker, the fountain of Glauke, 'mentioned in Pausanias', in Old Corinth, and includes four small photographs of the outside; asks for more information about it. Accompanied by the envelope addressed to 'Professor J. G. Fraser, Editor of "Pausanias", Cambridge', docketed in Frazer's hand.

Letter from Wilhelm Dörpfeld to J. G. Frazer

Kaiserlich Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Athen Phidias Str. 1 - Has been on a long journey through the Peloponnese, and has found his book on Pausanias extremely valuable; the printing of his book on Troy is keeping him in Athens, so he has had to tell Professor Pelham he cannot go to Oxford until next year.

Letter from A. S. Farrar to J. G. Frazer

Durham - Asks after Mr and Miss Grove; the former was planning to enter the English church at last report; gives advice on libraries in Lausanne, Siena, Milan, and Florence; Rome, when it doesn't have typhoid or small pox is a healthy place; know Rome well, have spent much time there, but would like to return to see the excavations at the Forum.

Letter from C. Brunsdon Fletcher to Sir James Frazer

c/o 'Sydney Morning Herald' Office, Hunter St., Sydney - Thanks him for his answer, regrets that he cannot help with something on Lorimer Fison's ethnological work; is delighted with his offer to send Fison's letters; has finished writing 'The New Pacific - British Policy & German Aims' in which he had the assistance of Dr George Brown; it gives Lorimer Fison and Sir William MacGregor equal prominence.

Letter from P[eter?] Fraser to J. G. Frazer

North Lakhimpur, Assam, India - Heard him speak at Liverpool about how the tribes in the northeast of India needed observation, and was given his Anthropological Questions pamphlets; asks for more; Captain [G A?] Nevill, the Political officer of the district, is writing about these tribes. Encloses photos of some of the people from the Dakla Mountains, Greater Tibet [not present: these photographs are probably those housed in the Papers of Sir James George Frazer FRAZ/21/90-91].

Typed letter from J. S. Furnivall to Dr Frazer

Pegu Club, Rangoon - Shares information on the harvest custom of the Talaings of Lower Burma: the last sheaf is brought home separately, which is given the name Bonmagyi, but rapidly disappearing as a custom; also gives information on snake worship by Burmans, and the tradition of having a rope pulling competition if there is a drought, also a game by children called 'The comb seller and the serpent', and a similar game called 'Little birds waggling heads'; has come across a snake charm in a peddlar's pack. Writes of a local Talaing spirit, the lord of the land, whose name is not uttered; makes a brief mention of a sacrificial ceremony of burying a doll with some of the hair and nails of a sick person.

Two letters and a postcard from James G. Frazer to Henry Jackson

Trinity College, Cambridge - Three letters (dated 31 May and 3 June 1886 and 20 Apr. 1887) about the Scottish girls' game of hop-scotch, known as 'Peever' or 'Pal lal', with drawings of 'beds'. The letter of 20 Apr. encloses a letter sent to James's sister Christina from Eleanor Caw Jr [?] containing a 'count', and sending Christmas greetings.

Typed letter from J. A. Fuller-Maitland to Sir J. G. Frazer

Borwick Hall, Carnforth - Has read 'Balder the Beautiful' vol. I, and adds three items: the story of a Highland woman who was robbed and said she would never wear shoes until she had walked to the king; the Palio ceremony in Siena, and the banners carried by youths who keep them continually waving, as described by William Heywood; a description of an Easter ceremony in Moscow in the cathedral there, almost identical to the one he saw in Athens.

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