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Register of the Lorimer Fison Correspondence
MSS 0473  
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  • DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY
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  • BIOGRAPHY

  • DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

    Title: Lorimer Fison Correspondence,
    Date (inclusive): 1873-1878
    Collection number: MSS 0473
    Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 microfilm reel.)
    Repository: Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
    Shelf Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

    Restrictions

    May not be accessed without written permission of the Uniting Church, Commission for World Mission, 222 Pitt Stree, Syndey 2000 (PO Box E266, St. James, New South Wales 2000).

    Preferred Citation

    Lorimer Fison Correspondence, MSS 0473. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    ABSTRACT

    A part of the project to microfilm all of Lorimer Fison's papers held in Ausatralian repositories, this segment contains Fison's correspondence from 16 October 1873 to 15 October 1878.
    Microfilm prepared by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, Australian National University (PMB 1041).

    BIOGRAPHY

    Lorimer Fison (1832-1909) was a clergyman and anthropologist educated at Sheffield, Cambridge, and Melbourne. He relocated from England to Australia in 1856 and later served with the Australasian Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society in Fiji from 1863 to 1884. During that time he was Principal of the Training Institution for Natives at Navuloa. In his correspondence and other writings, Fison recorded his observations of Australian Aboriginal customs and daily life.