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Phrenological reports of George Combe, together with fictitious dialogue of Cecilia Combe illustrating the facets of phrenology., 1837-1858, undated.

Identifier: MSS.7454-7456

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

MSS.7443-7445 are written in German, having been delivered on George Combe's tour in Germany in 1842.

The phrenological reports (MSS.7452-7455) comprise the phrenological measurements of many persons, both well-known and obscure, with reports and descriptions of their mental capabilities and weaknesses.

The papers of Cecilia Combe contain a selection of literary efforts, diaries of tours, and the usual memoranda and inventories kept by nineteenth-century housewives.


  • Creation: 1837-1858, undated.

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1 Volumes

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From the Fonds: Undetermined


Three originally separate volumes, now bound together.

Repository Details

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