Correspondence J. C. Warren to J. B. S. Jackson about "typical skulls"

Dublin Core

Title

Correspondence J. C. Warren to J. B. S. Jackson about "typical skulls"

Subject

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851
Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856
Jackson, J. B. S. (John Barnard Swett), 1806-1879
Craniology
Craniometry

Description

John Collins Warren writes to J. B. S. Jackson about his donation of twelve cast skulls made from the Morton crania collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Warren describes these casts as "typical skulls." Warren states that his donation to the Medical College "will be useful in explaining the peculiarities of form in the difference races." In addition, a catalog is donated alongside the skull casts. On the back of the letter is an annotation, "3158 etc. Typical skulls" which represents the museum catalog numbers in the Warren Anatomical Collection. These were the original museum catalog numbers before they were recataloged following the 1870 publication of the Descriptive Catalogue.

Abstract

John Collins Warren's donation letter that accompanied the twelve "typical skull" casts.

Creator

Warren, John Collins, 1842-1927

Date Created

1849 October 6

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. For use information, contact the Warren Anatomical Museum Curator at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Records of the Warren Anatomical Museum, 1828-1892 (inclusive) (AA 192.5), Warren Anatomical Museum, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Museum Catalogue 133-3736

Format

text

Extent

1 correspondence (2 pages)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

AA192.5_001_002_ref

Scripto

Transcription

[Front Page]

Boston. Oct. 6. 1849.
Dear Sir,

I beg leave to present to the Museum of the Massachusetts Medical College a set of Typical Skulls. modelled from the original crania in the Collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. They will, I think, be useful in explaining the peculiarities of form in the different races. A Catalogue is enclosed.
I remain, very truly, yours.
J. C. Warren

Dr. Jackson.
Please to direct the porter of the Medical College to call at my house and get them.
[Back Page]

3158 etc Typical skulls.

Files

AA192.5_001_002_ref.pdf

Citation

Warren, John Collins, 1842-1927 , “Correspondence J. C. Warren to J. B. S. Jackson about "typical skulls",” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed February 22, 2020, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/26368.

Document Viewer

Transcribe This Item

  1. AA192.5_001_002_ref.pdf