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Finding Aid for the Letters concerning George Harris' +A Philosophical Treatise on the Nature and Constitution of Man+. 1873-1877
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Series 1. Barclay, Hugh, 1799-1884, Mr. Sheriff

 

Letter #143 1876

Note

judge, sheriff-substitute of Dunblane and Perthshire, author of legal works
 

Series 2. Beddoe, John, 1826-1911, Dr.

 

Letter #52 1875

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physician and anthropologist, author
 

Series 3. Blake, Charles Carter, 1840-1897, Dr.

 

Letters #134, 134a, 135-138 1873-1875

Scope and Content Note

the first page of letter #138 seems to be missing

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Lecturer on Comparative Anatomy and Zoology, Westminster Hospital
 

Series 4. Bloxam, John Rouse, 1807-1891, Rev. Dr.

 

Letters #35-37, 42 1875-1876

Scope and Content Note

in letters #35-37 Rev. Bloxam serves as an intermediary between Cardinal Newman and Mr. Harris; letter #42 is more directly personal, thanking Mr. Harris for the gift of his 2-vol. "Treatise on Man"

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Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, Doctor of Divinity
 

Series 5. Bogouschevsky, Nicolas Casimir de, Baron

 

Letters #146-152 1877-1878

Scope and Content Note

letters in English, written from Pskof, Russia

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Russian landholder
 

Series 6. Bray, Charles, 1811-1884, Mr.

 

Letters #144-145 1876

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a freethinker and social reformer interested in phrenology, mesmerism and spiritualism
 

Series 7. Chaplain of Hanwell Lunatic Asylum (William Grey?)

 

Letter #139 1874

Note

the letter's signature is hard to decipher - it might be William Grey; Harris quotes from the letter in his treatise but identifies the source only as "The chaplain of one of our largest lunatic asylums..."; in the handwritten contents list bound into the letters volume, the writer is listed as "the Chaplain of Hanwell Lunatic Asylum"
 

Series 8. Chapman, John, 1821-1894, Dr.

 

Letter #92-93 1874

Scope and Content Note

there is only one letter, which had two numbers assigned to it

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physician and publisher, known for "editorship of the leading intellectual journal of the period, "The Westminster Review", his medical activities, and championing of radical causes"
 

Series 9. Clarke, Hyde, 1815-1895, Dr.

 

Letter #133 undated

Scope and Content Note

the letter has no salutation or date, so the first page might be missing

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engineer, philologist, author, member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
 

Series 10. Coleridge, Derwent, 1800-1883, Rev.

 

Letter #109 1875

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Rector of Hanwell and Prebendary of St. Paul
 

Series 11. Cox, Edward William, 1809-1880, Mr. Serjeant

 

Letters #75-79 1872-1875

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Serjeant-at-law, President of the Psychological Society
 

Series 12. Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882, Mr.

 

Letters #1-4 1874-1875

Scope and Content Note

letter #1 is listed in the handwritten contents list but seems to have been missing at the time the volume was bound: a folded blank sheet is included in its stead

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naturalist, geologist, and originator of the theory of natural selection
 

Series 13. Galton, Francis, 1822-1911, Sir

 

Letters #42a, 43-47 1874-1876

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biostatistician, human geneticist, eugenicist and author
 

Series 14. Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898, Rt. Hon.

 

Letters #33-34 1875-1876

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British prime minister and author
 

Series 15. Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895, Prof.

 

Letters #8-10 1874-1875

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biologist and science educationist
 

Series 16. Lubbock, John, 1834-1913, Sir

 

Letters #5-7 1875

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English banker, politician, naturalist and archaeologist
 

Series 17. Maudsley, Henry, 1835-1918, Dr.

 

Letters #67-72 1874-1876

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medical psychologist and author
 

Series 18. Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890, Rev. Dr.

 

Letters #38-41 1875-1876

Scope and Content Note

letter #38 is addressed to John Bloxam; the others are addressed to Harris

Note

Anglican theologian who converted to Catholicism and was named a cardinal; author
 

Series 19. Plumptre, Charles John, 1818-1887, Prof.

 

Letters #94-107 1874-1876

Scope and Content Note

the numbers have been assigned to the letters somewhat erratically

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barrister and writer, edited two volumes of "The County Courts' Chronicle (1860–61)" with George Harris
 

Series 20. Quatrefages, A. de (Armand), 1810-1892, Prof.

 

Letters #64-66 1874-1876

Scope and Content Note

letters in French, sent from Paris

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Jean Louis Armand de Quatrefages de Bréau, physician, professor of natural history, member of the French Academy of Sciences
 

Series 21. Richardson, Benjamin Ward, Sir, 1828-1896, Dr.

 

Letters #11-32, 32a, 32b, 32c 1873-1875

Scope and Content Note

includes some paragraphs of Harris' original printed proofs, with annotations

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British physician, physiologist, sanitarian and writer on medical history
 

Series 22. Rogers, Charles (1825-1890), Rev.

 

Letter #142 1876

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Church of Scotland minister and historian
 

Series 23. Sainte Croix, Le Roy de

 

Letters #114-121 undated-1877

Scope and Content Note

in French, sent from London

Note

in his volumes, Harris refers to this correspondent as Le Roy; in the handwritten contents list bound with the letters he is referred to as Dr. de Sainte Croix (Paris); the signature is L. R. de Sainte Croix; there are records of an author by that name with the appropriate years of 1834-1882, whose books concern French history
 

Series 24. Seager, Charles (possibly 1808-1878), Prof.

 

Letters #140-141 1874-1875

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orientalist, graduate of Magdalen College, converted to Catholicism, taught at Catholic University College, Kensington
 

Series 25. Smee, Alfred, 1818-1877, Mr.

 

Letters #48-51 1875

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chemist and surgeon, MCRS
 

Series 26. Sopwith, Thomas, 1803–1879, Mr.

 

Letters #53-63 1874-1875

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surveyor and civil engineer, fellow of the Royal Society
 

Series 27. Tagore, Ganendro Mohun, 1826 – 1890, Mr.

 

Letters #122-132 1874-1875

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first Asian to be called to the English bar, 1862, professor of Hindu Law, University College, London
 

Series 28. Vaughan, Charles John, 1816-1897, Rev. Dr.

 

Letter #108 1874

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headmaster of Harrow School, Master of the Temple, headmaster and dean of Llandaff
 

Series 29. Wake, C. Staniland (Charles Staniland), 1835-1910 , Mr.

 

Letters #80-91 1874-1875

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anthropologist, author
 

Series 30. Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913, Mr.

 

Letters #73-74 1874

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naturalist and evolutionary theorist
 

Series 31. Wood, J. G. (John George), 1827-1889, Rev.

 

Letters #110-113 1874-1876

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natural historian and microscopist