Typed copy of a letter written by Dr Dorothy Howard addressed to Mr A.C.G. Humphries, the headmaster of Whyalla Primary School, on 25 February 1955. Following on from a letter of introduction by A. G. Paull, assistant to South Australia's Director of Education Mr Mander-Jones, Dr Howard writes to provide further information about her research project. She writes that she has enclosed the following: 1) a letter of introduction from the University of Melbourne's Professor of Education George Browne 2) a list of games observed during her fieldtrip to Australia 3) two pages of game classifications from Sean Ó Súilleabháin's publication 'Handbook of Irish Folklore' and 4) some examples of children's rhymes. Dr Howard asks if Ashenden could discuss her list of games with students aged 11 and 12. She requests him to make note of the relevant games, add additions, and provide some game descriptions written by the students.

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. Features handwritten corrections in pencil throughout text.

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