Discussion of Johann Gaspar Spurzheim in copy of proposed letter of Nahum Capen to Superintendent Mount Auburn, 1864

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Title

Discussion of Johann Gaspar Spurzheim in copy of proposed letter of Nahum Capen to Superintendent Mount Auburn, 1864

Subject

Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832
Capen, Nahum, 1804-1886
Phrenology
Mount Auburn Cemetery (Cambridge, Mass.)
Combe, George, 1788-1858
Sturgis, William, 1782-1863
Boston Phrenological Society
Warren, Jonathan Mason, 1811-1867
cast
skull
Roberton, John, 1776-1840

Description

Nahum Capen, a practicing phrenologist and the founder of the Boston Phrenological Society, made it his duty to ensure Spurzheim's last wishes were met. In this letter, Capen writes to the Superintendent of Mount Auburn in detail about who had been involved with the arrangements of Spurzheim's death along with his collection and possession of his body. The letter is dated over thirty years following the death of Spurzheim.

Abstract

A detailed letter of the whereabouts Spurzheim's remains.

Creator

Capen, Nahum, 1804-1886

Date Created

1864 April

Is Part Of

Boston Phrenological Society Collection File, Active Records, Warren Anatomical Museum

Format

text

Extent

1 letter (3 pages)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

WAM_ActiveRecords_Spurzheim-BPS_001_ref

Files

WAM_ActiveRecords_Spurzheim-BPS_001_ref.pdf

Citation

Capen, Nahum, 1804-1886, “Discussion of Johann Gaspar Spurzheim in copy of proposed letter of Nahum Capen to Superintendent Mount Auburn, 1864,” OnView, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/25410.

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