Ticket of Admission to the Demonstrative Course of Eighteen Lectures on Phrenology

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Title

Ticket of Admission to the Demonstrative Course of Eighteen Lectures on Phrenology

Subject

Phrenology
Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832 (creator)
Admission tickets
Wells, Samuel

Description

This ticket is inserted at the flyleaf of a copy of the third American edition of Spurzheim’s treatise, Phrenology, or the Doctrine of the Mental Phenomena (Boston: Marsh, Capen and Lyon, 1834) and was issued for his popular course of lectures at the Boston Athenaeum during the fall of 1832. The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal reported, “Among the constant attendants on this course are our most distinguished physicians, lawyers and divines … and although we cannot say how many of these are convinced of the correctness of Dr. Spurzheim’s peculiar science, most are persuaded that there is more truth in it than they had before suspected, and none can fail to be forcibly and favorably impressed with his ideas of education and of intellectual philosophy.” A subsequent course of lectures in Cambridge was never completed due to Spurzheim’s death on November 11th. Samuel Wells presented this ticket to the Boston Society of Natural History. The seal on the ticket reads “Res non verba quaero” [I seek deeds, not words.]

Abstract

A ticket of admission to an 1832 lecture by Johann Gaspar Spurzheim at the Boston Athenaeum

Creator

Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832

Date Created

1832 September 17

Contributor

Wells, Samuel

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (2.F.1834.1)

References

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Format

image

Extent

1 ticket

Language

English
Latin

Type

text

Identifier

E2003.1.33

Provenance

Gift of the Boston Society of Natural History to the Harvard Medical Library, 1936

Files

lectureticket.jpg

Citation

Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832, “Ticket of Admission to the Demonstrative Course of Eighteen Lectures on Phrenology,” OnView, accessed May 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6164.