11 St. Barnabas Road, Cambridge. Dated Nov. 11 1913 - Has had many letters praising Frazer's letter, and expresses his own admiration. With a MS note at bottom: 'Referring to Kiev trials, and J.G.F.'s letter disclaiming a belief in Jewish ritual murders.'
11 St. Barnabas Road, Cambridge. Dated Dec. 17 1913 - Thanks him for the essay ['The Serpent and the Tree of Life' in 'Essays and Studies presented to William Ridgeway'], enjoyed his explanation of the Two Trees night which is otherwise unintelligible in Genesis, and thanks him for the new edition of 'The Golden Bough'.
11 St. Barnabas Road, Cambridge. Dated Dec. 1, 1916 - Thanks him for the Huxley Lecture; has written Ginsberg [Louis Ginzberg] for his sources; addresses a question concerning Josephus's Baaras story; recommends some notes in Franz Delitzsch's 'German Commentary on the Song of Songs'.
Berlin W 50, Ansbacherstr. 6. Dated Nov. 3d 1920 - Thanks him for his condolence letter after the death of Josef Kohler, and for his interest in the expansion of his periodical. With MS note at bottom: 're Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft'.
Army and Navy Veterans in Canada, Kingston, Ontario, 153 Sydenham Street. Dated September 3, 1920 - Has been enjoying reading 'The Golden Bough' and 'Folk-Lore in the Old Testament' and discusses evidence that the Hebrews understood the correction for the lunar and solar years.
Leipzig, Dufourstr. 31 I. Dated July 18th 1905 - Shares some of his experience with 'Australian aborigines' in his visits to a reservation on the shores of Lake Wallaga, agreeing with Frazer's remarks 'on the untrustworthiness of evidence from the aborigines', and sharing tales of a man known as King Murimun [or King Merriman, or Umbarra], including two told by Mr Hockey, the resident missionary, concerning chosing the day to bury the dead, becoming ill after a strange woman's shadow fell on him; says Hockey regretted that European customs had not been introduced gradually; suggests that the Wollunqua might have been based on some sort of mammoth animal actually in existence.
Barskimming, Mauchline, Ayrshire. Dated 10 March 1911 - Thanks him for ['The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings']; writes of her visit to 'Tiney' [Christina McCall Frazer] and found her better than she expected, hopes the doctors have it wrong, is glad she doesn't know of their suspicions.
St. Giles's House, Chesterton Lane, Cambridge. Dated March 3 1898 - Thanks him for the photographs which recalled happy days being guided by Apostolis through Greece; congratulates him on finishing ['Pausanias'?] and for finding quiet in Cambridge when most 'live in a ceaseless tempest of teaching and tutoring'.
Mostyn House, Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge. Dated 14th March 1910 - Writes about the winds in the Khasi hills in answer to his enquiry, and lists the names of the intermediate points of the compass, the four 'Kons'; is just back from reading E. A. Gait's paper on the Indian Census to the Society of Arts.
Mostyn House, Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge. Dated 19th May 1914 - Encloses a letter from his son [James?], who is assistant political officer in Simla; Haddon thought he would like to see it; has been reading proofs of E. A. Gait's paper on the Census; asks if he heard that Sylvain Lévi was called by a reporter to comment on Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel prize, 'on the ground that a learned Israelite would sure know something about "le rabbin Tégoro"'; [Sir William] Ridgeway is perturbed about Ulster, and took a leading part in the demonstration on Parker's Piece, but it was not well attended.
34 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Dated May 22nd /03 - Thanks him for his kind letter about his paper on Malay religion, will be continuing with ghosts, familiar spirits, wandering spirits, ritual and magic; answers his question about the reverence paid to certain fishes by certain Pitani [Patani?] families; thinks there should be a proper investigation of the beliefs of the aboriginal tribes of the Malay Peninsula; unfortunately Vaughan Stevens's work is not reliable, wonders what information [Walter William] Skeat will add in his forthcoming book; his own title of 'research student in anthropology' is an empty one, as any graduate may use it.
Mostyn House, Brooklands Avenue. Dated 5th June 1911 - Asks if he knows of tribes who are 'only admitted to civilised society or religious rights on condition of bearing some opprobrious name' as it might reassure the Chang people, admitted to Hinduism as Chandals, a name originally applied to a 'monstrous union' between forbidden Hindu degrees.
Barskimming, Mauchline, Ayrshire. Dated 20 March 1913 - Thanks him for the volume of Gifford Lectures, and plans to read them all in spite of his 'friendly warning'; thinks he will hear from Sheriff [David] MacKenzie on the subject of Frazer's enquiries.
Barskimming, Mauchline, Ayrshire. Dated 12th August 1913 - Thanks him for his notes on Penuel and Peniel, but reminds him it was Pethuel they were looking for; her Norwegian friend Mr Heiberg described bonfires in Norway on Midsummer's Eve; is enclosing two accounts of native customs from Behar; Mr Fallowfield, the engineer in charge who starts the engine, describes having wreaths hung about his neck.
Mostyn House, Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge. Dated 25th July 1912 - Has been ill and has much enjoyed reading his 'Letters of William Cowper'; was ill because he was sitting in a draught listening to Rabindranath Tagore, whose work he admires; his neighbour Dr [Owen Charles?] Whitehouse admires Cowper and is pleased to hear Frazer has published his letters.
Mostyn House, Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge. Dated 10th December 1915 - Accepts an invitation to tea; [Sir William] Ridgeway, [Edmund Crosby] Quiggin and others were praising Frazer in the Combination Room; as for his three boys serving in the war [William, Martin, and James] his sapper boy who was wounded in January is off again to the Mediterranean, and the other two boys are in Flanders; has been writing a note to a French girl whose brother is missing and whose brother-in-law died at Verdun.
98 Elm Park Gardens, S.W. 10. Dated 6th November 1930. Confidential - Is writing a book on women in politics and asks his opinion on an extract from George Bernard Shaw's 'The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism' about landlords forcing Dissenters to send their children to Church schools, and to use their power over women to anticipate a husband's privilege - asks if Frazer come across any further information on the subject since writing 'Folk-Lore in the Old Testament'. With enclosed transcript of the extract.
Mostyn House, Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge. Dated 8th Febr. 1910 - Sends the MS of Mr Endle's work on the Bodos, which he has been given to edit and which has notes on totemistic clans; Endle knew the Kacharis well.
Mostyn House, Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge. Dated 27th March 1910 - Passes on the permission from [Philip] Gurdon for Frazer to quote from [Sidney] Endle's book; is 'ploughing slowly through' Satis Chandra Ghos's book on the Chakmas.
Mostyn House, Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge. Dated 13th Dec. 1916 - Thanks him for the pamphlet, ['Ancient Stories of the Great Flood']; is distracted as his son David is reading 'Histoire de M. Blanc' by Lilly Frazer aloud; is in a state of constant anxiety regarding his older boys [James, Martin, and William]: one wounded two years ago is at the Front, another is flying seaplanes [William Louis Anderson?], the third doing light duty while he recovers from an injury shortly after receiving the military cross.
34 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Dated June 1st, 1904 - Is sorry he can't give him information regarding the fire-drill among the tribes of the Malay Peninsula; there is evidence that the specimens obtained by Vaughan Stevens were forgeries, and that he was often under the influence of morphia, making his observations unreliable; agrees that associating sex to different parts of the fire-drill suggests a primitive race, has noticed the sexuality of nature as conceived of by the Malays, and gives examples; sails for India to take a place at Calcutta, which he is afraid will hamper him from his real work, anthropology.
Dated 30 août 1923 - Understands that Frazer's correspondent Barbara Aitken [Barbara Freire-Marreco] is interested in his articles on the Habés, and lists other publications; in one he appends a lexicon of four of the thirty or so dialects, and thinks it would be very desirable to have an ethnographer with philological skills visit, they would be made welcome; understands she wants photographs, he does not have these, but made sketches in a journal now in Algeria, recommends 'Agence economique de l'Afrique occidentale in Paris as a source.