Typed copy of a letter written by Dr Dorothy Howard addressed to the University of Melbourne's Professor of Education, George Browne on 27 February 1955. Dr Howard writes in reply to a letter received from Professor Browne. She agrees that it was unfortunate to have missed him at the time of her departure and thanks him for his assistance during her stay in Melbourne. Now in Adelaide, Dr Howard states that she is receiving assistance from Mr Paull, assistant to the Director of Education Mr Mander-Jones, as well as from Dr Penny and Miss Wauchope of the Teacher's College. She writes that she has met with anthropologist Charles Mountford, lamenting the time and physical limitations preventing her from further researching Aboriginal children's play traditions. Dr Howard notifies Professor Browne that she has contacted Dr Robertson and will shortly write to Professor Saunders and Professor Cameron. She concludes by thanking him again for his assistance and the generosity of his staff.

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 paper. Text printed on one side only.

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