Dear Jeffie: Being the Letters from Jeffries Wyman, First Director of the Peabody Museum, to His Son, Jeffries Wyman, Jr

Dear Jeffie: Being the Letters from Jeffries Wyman, First Director of the Peabody Museum, to His Son, Jeffries Wyman, Jr

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Overview

Jeffries Wyman (1814-74), a pioneer anthropologist of nineteenth-century America and one of its great comparative anatomists, was the Hersey Professor of Anatomy at Harvard University and, later, a trustee of the Peabody Museum and professor of American Archaeology and Ethnology.

Wyman wrote the 59 letters in this volume to his only son Jeffie. Dating from 1866, when Jeffie was two, until Wyman's death in 1874, when Jeffie was ten, the letters reveal a great scientist trying to instill in his son the concepts of acute observation and wonder. Wyman's charming, quizzical drawings embellish the text, which will be appreciated by children and adults alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873657969
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 12/01/2004
Series: Peabody Museum Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 10.38(h) x (d)
Age Range: 11 Years

Table of Contents

Preface

Editor's Essay

Letters to Jeffie

1. Rawling's Pond — Alexander — Aug. 23, 1866

2. Palatka — E. Florida — Feb. 3

3. Enterprise — March 12, 1867

4. Cambridge — July 17, 1867

5. East Eden, Maine — Aug. 14, 1867

6. Philadelphia — Feb. 27, 1868

7. Elliot House — Washington — April 26, 1868

8. Cambridge — July 5, 1868

9. Bar Harbor — E. Eden — Aug. 16, 1868

10. E. Eden — Aug. 23, 1868

11. Fernandina, Fla. — Feb. 21, 1869

12. Jacksonville — E. Florida — April 15, 1869

13. Jacksonville — E. Florida — April 18, 1869

14. Cambridge — July 16, 1869

15. Cambridge — July 29, 1869

16. Glen House — White Mountains — Aug. 29, 1869

17. Old Town — April 4, 1870

18. Berlin — May 25, 1870

19. Camp on Peabody River — Gorham — Sept. 13, 1870

20. Camp on Peabody River — Sept. 21, 1870

21. Horse Landing — Feb. 4, 1871

22. Old Town — St. Johns River — E. Florida — Feb. 19, 1871

23. Old Town — St. Johns River — March 5, 1871

24. Blue Spring — March 17, 1871

25. Hibernia — April 20, 1871

26. Cambridge — July 27, 1871

27. Cambridge — Aug. 6, 1871

28. In the Tent at the Glen — Aug. 27, 1871

29. The Glen — Sept. 3, 1871

30. Savannah — Jan. 28, 1872

31. Hibernia — Feb. 3, 1872

32. Old Town — Feb. 20, 1872

33. Old Town — March 2, 1872

34. Osceola Mound — March 10, 1872

35. Blue Spring — March 14, 1872

36. Blue Spring — March 29, 1872

37. Hibernia — April 29, 1872

38. Cambridge — July 28, 1872

39. Cambridge — Aug. 8, 1872

40. Gorham Hill — Aug. 30, 1872

41. Gorham — Sept. 12, 1872

42. Old Town — St. Johns River, Florida - Feb 3, 1873

43. Alexander's Spring — Feb. 16, 1873

44. Huntoon Creek — March 8, 1873

45. Location not given — March 10, 1873

46. Blue Spring — March 23, 1873

47. Cambridge — July 11, 1873

48. Bethlehem — Sept 28, 1973

49. Hibernia — E. Florida — Feb 3, 1874

50. Huntoon Creek — Feb 19, 1874

51. On the Wekiva — March 11, 1874

52. Blue Spring — March 12, 1874

53. Blue Spring — March 15, 1874

54. Blue Spring — March 19, 1874

55. Blue Spring — March 31, 1874

56. Blue Spring — April 9, 1874

57. Hibernia — April 25, 1874

58. Cambridge — Aug 3, 1874

59. Bethlehem — Aug 30, 1874

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