Item 50 - Letter from John Roscoe to Frazer

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Letter from John Roscoe to Frazer


  • 22 Dec. 1922 [i.e. 1926] (Creation)

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Ovington Rectory, Thetford - Thanks him for his letter; shares his recollections of the customs of the Uganda tribes regarding the year: they followed lunar months, but those in agriculture thought about the year; the new year started when the first thunder of the rainy season was heard; rainmakers tried to give reasons for variances and blamed the people for the neglect of duty; is working on lectures for Cambridge, which [Thomas Callan] Hodson asked him to give, but isn't pleased with a change in terms regarding the fee. Accompanied by an envelope.

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      First part of the letter is transcribed in "Publii Ovidii Nasonis Fastorum Libri Sex. The Fasti of Ovid" Edited with a translation and commentary by Sir James George Frazer, vol. V, pp. 20-21.

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