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Contributor: Rodgers, J. Kearny (John Kearny), 1793-1851 | Couthouy, Joseph Pitty, 1808-1864 | Wood, S. | Combe, George, 1788-1858 | Cooper, William, 1798?-1864 | Vargas, José María, 1786-1854 | Pentland, Joseph Barclay, 1797-1873
Subject: Grave robbing | Human remains | Skulls | Phrenology | Anthropometry | Peru--History | Anthropometry
Extent: 10 items
Description: Correspondence regarding Morton's efforts to rob graves and collect Indigenous ancestors' remains from Peru and elsewhere. Topics include skulls, mummies, and artifacts from Peru; analysis of skull shapes and features; Morton's Crania Americana (1839), particularly Combe's thoughts on his review copy of the manuscript and an anti-phrenological review published by Dr. Forbes; the Phrenological Society and New York Lyceum as sources of skulls to examine.
Collection: Samuel George Morton Papers (Mss.B.M843)