Handwritten letter composed by Ida Nancy Ashburn, the headmistress of Clayfield College, addressed to Dr Dorothy Howard on 21 October 1954. Ashburn writes that she has enclosed the game descriptions prepared by students at Clayfield College. She states that the descriptions are the collaborative rather than individual effort of her students and notes that Nancy Easey has provided descriptions of two games played by Aboriginal children.

One of a collection of letters describing a children's games written to children's Folklorist Dorothy Howard between 1954 and 1955. Dr Howard came to Australia in 1954-55 as an American Fulbright scholar to study Australian children's folklore. She travelled across Australia for 10 months collecting children's playground rhymes, games, play artefacts, etc. This letter, together with the other original fieldwork collected by Dr Howard during this period, is preserved in the Dorothy Howard Collection manuscript files, part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC), Archive Series 3. The ACFC is an extensive collection documenting children's folklore and related research.

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Handwritten letter in blue ink on paper. Comprises two pages featuring letterhead with associated text along upper portion.; text printed on one side only. Accompanied by an envelope featuring postage marks and handwritten annotations in different hands.

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