Typed copy of a letter written by Dr Dorothy Howard and addressed to anthropologist Charles Pearcy Mountford of the University of Adelaide circa October 1954. Dr Howard writes a letter of introduction, briefly providing information about her Australian research project. Highlighting her familiarity with Mountford's publication 'Brown men and red sand: journeyings in wild Australia', she requests further information regarding the play traditions of Indigenous Australian children. In particular, Dr Howard seeks examples of the ways in which Indigenous games may have influenced those played by non-Indigenous children.

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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Typed letter in black ink on lined paper. Text printed on one side only.

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