Typed letter written by H. S. Wyndham, Director-General of Education at the New South Wales Department of Education, addressed to Dr Dorothy Howard on 10 October 1961. Wyndham thanks Dr Howard for her letter and publications on string games and marble games, stating that her earlier articles on 'Knucklebones' and Hopscotch are now part of the library collection. Wyndham writes that he is unaware of any detailed investigations of Australia children's games and folklore since 1955, but promises to keep her informed of any developments in the field.

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. Features letterhead and associated text along upper portion; signature in blue ink on bottom left of page.

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