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Records of the Phrenological Society of Edinburgh

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-227
Scope and Contents The records of the Phrenological Society include, within boxes: cash book; catalogues of skull casts and other; papers of the Society; six notebooks including lecture titles, names of members and visitors who inspected the casts, and a 'memoir on the phrenology of Hindostan' read to the Society in 1823. The records also include a letter-book covering the period 1820-1840, minute-books for 1841-1870, and scrap-books of newspaper cuttings and printed items. Some material is stamped: Henderson...

System of phrenology

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1150
Scope and Contents The item that forms the collection is a manuscript version of the susbtantial part of the 4th edition of Combe'sA system of phrenology,which was printed in Edinburgh in 1836. It consists of 634 numbered pages written in ink, unbound.

This is a most desirable addition as Special Collections, Edinburgh University Library have the records of the Phrenological Society of Edinburgh (Gen.608).

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  • Names: Combe, George, 1788-1858, Phrenologist X

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