Letter from Johann Gaspar Spurzheim to Honorine Spurzheim

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Title

Letter from Johann Gaspar Spurzheim to Honorine Spurzheim

Subject

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

Description

During the course of his extensive travels through Europe and America, J. G. Spurzheim maintained a vigorous correspondence with his wife, Honorine, describing the people he met, the hospitals, prisons, and schools he visited, and the spread of phrenological doctrine. In this letter, Spurzheim describes his break with Franz Joseph Gall and the changing conception of phrenology.

Abstract

A letter from Johann Gaspar Spurzheim to his wife, Honorine Spurzheim, discussing Franz Joseph Gall and phrenology, while he was in London, England and she was in Paris, France

Creator

Spurzheim, Johann Gaspar

Date Created

1815 May 17

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Papers of Johann Gasper Spurzheim, 1813-1835 (inclusive). B MS c22, box 1, fd. 3

Format

text

Extent

1 letter

Language

English

Type

text

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1970

Files

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Citation

Spurzheim, Johann Gaspar, “Letter from Johann Gaspar Spurzheim to Honorine Spurzheim,” OnView, accessed May 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6188.