Handwritten letter composed by anthropologist Charles Pearcy Mountford addressed to Dr Dorothy Howard on 22 October 1954. Mountford writes in reply to Dr Howard's request for information about the possibility of Aboriginal children's games influencing those of non-Indigenous populations. Mountford states that he does not know any relevant examples, but such interaction is certainly possible, particularly in schools attended by both Aboriginal and non-Indigenous children in Alice Springs, Darwin, Queensland and northwestern Western Australia. He requests Dr Howard to contact him when she arrives in Adelaide to further discuss her research project.

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 paper. Text printed on one side only.

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