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Weston, Jessie Laidlay (1850-1928) medievalist and folklorist
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Letter from E. Sidney Hartland to J. G. Frazer

13 Alexandra Road, Gloucester - Thinks Miss [Jessie] Weston 'at least talks sense' about the puzzle of the Holy Grail; is looking forward to seeing [John] Roscoe's new book; gives a reference for the priest king of Elele; jokes that [Robert] Macalister should have located the cradle of civilisation in Ireland; is writing a book on the evolution of kinship; teases him about being 'sculped' in Paris.

Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to E. S. Hartland

No. 1 Brick Court, Temple, London E.C.4. Dated 26 February 1922 - Thanks him for the two papers, is glad he thinks Miss [Jessie] Weston has found the true key of the Holy Grail, is suspicious when the priest of Nemi pops up in books, 'especially when he is unmasked by a lady'; asks for the authority of the priest-king of Elele in Nigeria; has seen [John] Roscoe, who saw [Robert] Macalister and both conclude the original home of Egyptian and European civilisation will be found in the region of the African lakes; has had his bust done by [Émile] Bourdelle, of which he approves; mentions the kpelle of Liberia; asks if he has read [Edvard] Westermarck's new edition of 'History of Human Marriage' and asks his opinion of his attacks on Frazer.

Copy letter from E. Sidney Hartland to J. G. Frazer

13 Alexandra Road, Gloucester. Dated 28 February 1922 - Thinks Miss [Jessie] Weston 'at least talks sense' about the puzzle of the Holy Grail; is looking forward to seeing [John] Roscoe's new book; gives a reference for the priest king of Elele; jokes that [Robert] Macalister should have located the cradle of civilisation in Ireland; is writing a book on the evolution of kinship; teases him about being 'sculped' in Paris.