Kennedy Buildings. Dated October 24 - Concerns African parallels to Balder: answers Frazer's question about the man [who is said to have been killed by a gourd-stalk, as cited in Carl Velten's 'Schilderungen der Suaheli'], that she can find no evidence when this man lived. Accompanied by two transcriptions of extracts about people killed only by unusual items.
10 Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh. Dated December 8, 1918 - Has been reading 'Folklore in the Old Testament' and in reference to the resurrection of man from death and the moon's occultation draws his attention to Hosea, chapter 6, verse 2
Washington, D.C. Dated October 12, 1888 - Will send him a copy of his review of 'Totemism' if he doesn't have it; Volumes V and VI of the Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology are delayed by the binding; the second vol. of his 'A Migration Legend of the Creek Indians' is printed, and he encloses the circular [transcribed]; asks if he has the maps for vol. I, 'of which Dr. Brinton has shirked the publication, because they cost too much?'.
Washington, D.C. Dated December 16, 1887 - Thanks him for his copy of 'Totemism'. In his linguistic investigations he encounters tribes christianized long ago and who have lost remembrance of totems, but refers to customs of the Tonkawe [Tonkawa], whom he met in 1884 at Fort Griffin, Texas; gives information on tribes eating totemic animals, specifically the Iowa, Tuscaroras, Iroquois, Creek, and Shoshonians; says the statement of [Francisco] Pareja about the Timucua is probably about the people from the West India Islands.
Bureau of Ethnology, Washington D.C. Dated November 5, 1888 - Lists pamphlets sent, and another that should be available at a Cambridge library; has obtained two new phratries of the Creeks; James Moroney [recte Mooney] is among the Cherokees in Tennessee and North Carolina and found seven new gentes; California and Oregon seem never to have any gentes or phratries.
Brooklyn, N.Y. Dated December 6, 1888 - Is on a trip to Massachusetts to see a person who is one of the last people who knows anything about the language of the Carankawa Indians of Texas, considered extinct; suggests he purchase the work ['Histoire de la Louisiane'] of Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz from a French dealer; gives his recollections of what is in [George M.] Wheeler vol. VII ['Report Upon United States Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian'] that may interest Frazer; is impressed with the archaeological museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts [the Peabody Museum]; thinks he quoted G. W. Stroham [recte Stidham] incorrectly about Creek clans intermarrying, will question him when he next comes east.
Washington, D.C. Dated January 4, 1889 - Gives precise details of information pertaining to Frazer's studies in [George W.] Wheeler's 7th vol. [of 'Report Upon United States Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian'], and offers it to him for sale.
Washington D.C. Dated November 12, 1888 - Forwards Bey [recte Benjamin] Hawkins's work, which has errors he attributes to proofreaders; discusses the availability of other books Frazer wants; does not agree with [Karl] von [den] Steinen's linguistic conclusions on the Xingú tribes and asks Frazer's opinion; quotes G. W. Stroham's [recte Stidham's] remark about a Creek gens that cannot intermarry with certain clans.
Albany Chambers, Charing Cross, Glasgow. Dated 20th March 1919 - Sends a copy of a letter [transcribed] he was given by his father, from William Cowper to his aunt, 'Mrs Mada---' [Judith Madan] announcing the death of his brother John.
Jesus College. Dated May 29th (1930) - Thanks him for the promise of the book 'The Growth of Plato's Ideal Theory' and for the kind letter; has run a Plato reading class weekly for the last five years.
22 St Peter's Green, Bedford. Dated July 20, 1889 - Offers a transcript of Mr Beardmore's answers to Frazer's anthropological questions [not transcribed]; is thinking of working up his own notes on the Torres Straits Islanders and the Daudai natives from New Guinea north of the Torres Strait; also encloses a newspaper cutting from 'Torres Straits Pilot' [not transcribed].
Royal College of Science, Dublin. Dated Oct. 25, 1899 - Describes in detail his diappointment on his return from his expedition to the Torres Strait, that the Department of Physical Anthropology has taken a medical turn, mentioning [Alexander] Macalister, [Wynfrid] Duckworth, [J. N.] Langley, Michael Foster; his prospects 'were never so unpromising for the last twenty years as they are at this present moment'.
Royal College of Science for Ireland, Stephen's Green, East, Dublin. Dated Oct. 28 1899 - Describes bull-roarers in the Torres Straits, suggests writing to J. D. E. Schmeltz, offers to send a drawing of one to [Lorimer] Fison for publication.
Magdalene College, Cambridge. Dated 27 October, 1899 - Is glad Frazer will write 'The Athenaeum' about Sir George Birdwood's letter, who made a mistake about a parrot; offers to proofread his letter from an ornithological standpoint; notes that Birdwood had referenced him [Newton], but only from old sources.
Magdalene College, Cambridge. Dated 28 November, 1891 - Frazer is welcome to quote him on white blackbirds but he would like to see the proof; also discusses the Cyllenian Cossyphi and Stymphalian birds; recommends using [Pierre] Belon's 'Les observations de plusieurs singularitez & choses memorables'.
Il Ciliegio, Via del Palmerino, Florence. Dated 22 Oct. 1912 - Makes corrections to the third edition of 'The Golden Bough': provides information on the harvest moon, and corrects his account of Agrippina's relationship to Claudius.
3 Ashburnham Road, Tonbridge. Dated Sept. 25th, 1899 - Has been reading his 'Golden Bough' which she regrets not reading before going to Africa; describes an ornament worn by an old Manganje woman in the West Shire district, B.C.A.; describes long grass knotted together and the different explanations for it, including H. A. Junod's, and her speculation on the real reason, to keep the sun from going down before travellers reach home, and the stories told the white people because they wouldn't understand the other; cites a story by Miss H. G. [Harriette Emily?] Colenso of a Zulu suffering from ceremonial uncleanness after not making an incision in the corpse of the man he killed; questions Herr Speckmann's book referring to the 'idholzi' (not 'iholzi').