Handwritten letter composed by Mrs Gladys E. Johnston addressed to Dr Dorothy Howard. Johnston writes to invite Dr Howard to call to discuss their mutual interest in children's play traditions. She suggests that Howard's visit could coincide with one to the newly opened Bennettswood Primary School in Burwood. Johnston continues with personal anecdotes regarding her family's immigration from England in the late 1890s and the current state of disrepair of her family home 'Larnemco'. She writes that the school children and the broader local public will be able to provide Dr Howard with directions to her home, as she is well known due to her breeding of goats to assist with the spread of blackberries in the area.

One of a collection of letters written to and from children's Folklorist Dr Dorothy Howard between 1954 and 1995. 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. The original fieldwork she collected during this period is held in the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC) at Museum Victoria and includes index cards, letters and photographs.

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Handwritten letter in blue ink on lined paper. Text printed on both sides of page. Includes addressed, stamped envelope.

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