Typed letter composed by the University of Melbourne's Professor of Education, George Browne, addressed to Dr Dorothy Howard on 9 January 1956. Professor Browne writes to thank Dr Howard for her Christmas card, continuing with a discussion of Melbourne's summer weather. He asks Dr Howard if she could provide copies of any publications resulting from her Australian fieldtrip, as her work continues to generate interest. Professor Browne concludes with a discussion of his retirement and a possible visit to the United States in 1957.

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 on blue paper aerogramme. Features letterhead and associated text along upper portion; signature in blue ink on bottom right of page. Reverse features typed address, two stamps and postage imprints.

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