hw0061 Andrew Lang to Howitt 1905

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[written at top of page] Replied 9/1/05 15, Buckingham Terrace Edinburgh

Allegue House St Andrews Fife

Dear Mr Howitt I am glad to congratulate you on the completion of your magnum opus [underlined]. Probably I shall review the Australian books in one of the Quarterlies, but really they need a separate

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treatise. On the question of religious germs I entirely agree with you: the marriage laws, I think, admit of another interpretation in the earlier stages, according to the taste or fancy of the spectator I wish you had seen Mrs Langloh Parker on her

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Blacks, for as regards incarnation and reincarnation their ideas seem the same as those refuted long ago by Kempe, I think, on the Finke river, a kind of transition to the Arunta notions. Kempe may not be the best of authorities, but the coincidence with Mr L. P. is corroboration. I find it hard to believe that any totem kin is

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restricted to marriage with only one totem in the opposite "class" and Spencer + Gillen do not seem to be certain on this point as to the Urabunna. It would not surprize me if the Urabunna were developing "sub classes" with animal names, nor even if the names of many sub classes were originally names of animals. But I am a bore. Yours very sincerely A Lang

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