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Issue: 028, 07/05/28 p. 444
Heading: Varieties. Chiefly Selected from Recent Letters of Continental Correspondents
Category: Anthropology   Medicine   Craniology   Phrenology   
Topic: Gall the Craniologist. [Satirical paragraph on the researches of Gall in a prison]
Person: GALL   

Issue: 031, 28/05/28 p. 489, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animal Mechanics. (Anthropology), Para 7
Category: Anthropology   
Topic: The Caffres a distinct species of Men. [The Caffres of South Africa considered distinct because they never have colds]

Issue: 032, 04/06/28 p. 505, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Anthropology, Para 1
Category: Anthropology   Folklore   Custom And Tradition   
Topic: Curious custom. [Initiation of the freemen of Alnwick, in commemoration of King John being stuck in mud]
Person: KING JOHN   

Issue: 033, 11/06/28 p. 521, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 8
Category: Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   
Topic: Chinese Method of Dunning. [Tradition of debtors setting fire to their own houses, to avoid the permitted action of the creditor in carrying off the door]

Issue: 034, 18/06/28 p. 536, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 7
Category: Anthropology   
Topic: Advantages of two Legs. [The claim of Cabanis that few animals are better suited for speed than man]
Person: CABANIS   

Issue: 040, 30/07/28 p. 630
Heading: Duelling, Para 2
Category: Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   
Topic: [King of Prussia has decreed against duelling]
Person: PRUSSIA, King of   

Issue: 040, 30/07/28 p. 636, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 9
Category: Anthropology (physical)   Brain   Craniology   
Topic: The Human Brain. [Weight of the brain in comparison with that of other animals, according to Sommering`s researches]
Person: SOMMERING, M.   
Source: Dissertatio de Basi Enceph   

Issue: 040, 30/07/28 p. 636, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Conchology), Para 4
Category: Zoology   Mollusca   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   
Topic: The Silver Muscle. [Mytilus demissus is a favoured ornament among the "American Aborigines", who call it the white conch. This information is contained in a publication (see below) whose object is to prove the Native North Americans are descended from the Ten Tribes of Israel]
Source: Star in the West   

Issue: 041, 06/08/28 p. 651, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ophiology), Para 5
Category: Zoology   Snakes   Social Anthropology   Folklore   
Topic: The Basilisk
Person: PLINY   ISAIAH   

Issue: 046, 10/09/28 p. 719-720
Heading: Narrative of a Residence at Fernando Po, 1n 1827 and 1828. (Continued from page 713)
Category: Geography   Islands Round Africa   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   
Topic: [Relations of the British party with the people of Fernando Po; "purchasing" land; vegetation of Fernando Po; customs and traditions]
Person: OWEN, Captain   HARRISON, Captain   JEFFERY   ANDERSON   GALLEN, Mr.   
Signed: HOLMAN, James

Issue: 048, 24/09/28 p. 765, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 9
Category: Anthropology   
Topic: Hairy Man of Ava. [Hair-covered man from the Shan country presented to the king of Ava]
Source: Crawfurd`s Mission to Ava   

Issue: 049, 01/10/28 p. 775-779
Heading: Narrative of a Residence at Fernando Po, in 1827 and 1828. (Continued from page 759)
Category: Geography   Islands Round Africa   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   
Topic: [Holman`s glossary of the language of Fernando Po; women; habits and customs; natural history]
Person: HOLMAN, James   JEFFREY   OWEN, Captain   HARRISON, Captain   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 813
Heading: Varieties, Para 9
Category: Medicine   Public Health   Social Anthropology   Death Rites   Embalmment   
Topic: Embalming. [Article in the "Revue Medicale" by Pariset tries to show that the custom was a matter of public health policy rather than of religion]
Person: PARISET   FLEURY   
Source: Revue Medicale   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Chronological, Para 4
Category: Time   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   Death Rites   
Topic: Ages of History. [The "Northern nations" divide time into "the age of funeral piles" and, subsequently, "the age of graves"]
Source: Jameson, Dic. voce Bail.   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Economical, Para 11
Category: Medicine   Health   Children   Social Anthropology   
Topic: Fattening without Food. [Popular sayings about happiness and health. Facetious Athenaeum comment on child care, quoting out of context from a work on whipping]
Source: Vide Meibonius de l`Utilite de la Flagell   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Logical, Para 10
Category: Social Anthropology   Folklore   Time   
Topic: Reversed Arrangement. [African folk songs tell their stories of legendary deeds in reverse order, most recent first. The Athenaeum says the "negro bards...appear to have no notion of logical method"]
Source: Park`s Travels   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 12
Category: Anthropology   Psychology   Literature   Science   
Topic: Negroes. [Blumenbach has a "little library" of works by black writers which demonstrates their contribution to every area of "taste" and "science"]
Person: BLUMENBACH   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 908, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Chivalric, Para 6
Category: Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   
Topic: Modern Spanish Tournament. [Quotation on the continuation of a Spanish custom]
Person: CERVANTES   
Source: Bulletin des Sciences Geographique   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 909, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Magical, Para 18
Category: Social Anthropology   Folklore   Religion   
Topic: Caffrarian Punishment of Conjurors
Source: Kolben: Voyages   

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 939, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Ludicrous, Para 18
Category: Philology   Social Anthropology   
Topic: Royal African Titles. [The Athenaeum remarks upon the animal names of an African king]
Person: DURFOOR, Sultan of   
Source: Bulletin des Sciences Geographique   

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 940, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Political, Para 1
Category: Public Health   Social Anthropology   Burial   
Topic: The People more absolute than their Rulers. [Joseph the Second of Austria could not obtain the agreement of his subjects to bury their dead in lime pits]
Source: Mirabeau: Monarchie Pruss. IV, 472   

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 13, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Poetical, Para 1
Category: Anthropology   Medicine   Brain   Phrenology   Craniology   Mathematics   Literature   
Topic: Sir Walter Scott and Dr. Gall, the Phrenologist. [The Athenaeum exposes Dr. Gall`s mistaken apprehensions about certain anonymous busts]
Person: GALL   CHANTREY   TROUGHTON   SCOTT, Sir Walter   POMFRET, Earl of   

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 14, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Sepulchral, Para 12
Category: Social Anthropology   Burial   
Topic: Hottentot Buryings in 1686
Source: Cowley`s Voyage apud Harris, i.82   

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 14, Section: Superstitious
Heading: Sacredness of Islands, Para 13
Category: Geography   Islands   Religion   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [The religious veneration of the ancient Irish for the island of Inniscailtre is compared with the religious status accorded the "oriental" islands of Elephanta, Salsette, Ceylon]
Source: Owenson`s Patriot Sketches, i. 48   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 12
Category: Anthropology   Morphology   Medicine   Mammary Glands   
Topic: Singular Woman at Marseilles. [Report of woman with a breast at her hip]
Person: CUVIER   ROBERT, M.   
Source: Cuvier: Analyse des Travaux de l`Acad. Roy. de Sciences   
Institution: Academie Royale, Paris   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 77, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Antiquities), Para 1
Category: Entomology   Archaeology   Social Anthropology   Burial   Egypt   
Topic: Insects in a Mummy. [Figeac found dead coleopterous insects "of a fine rose colour, in all its brilliancy" in the hand of the mummy. The eggs must have been laid during the embalming process]
Person: FIGEAC, M. (of Grenoble)   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 10
Category: Medicine   Sense Organs   Eye   Anthropology   Somatology   
Topic: Colour of the Eyes. [Ancient theory that light-coloured or blue eyes are well suited to dim light, whilst the black eyes of black peoples can bear very bright light]
Source: Portius: De Coloribus Oculorum   

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 140, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Gastrology), Para 2
Category: Food   Social Anthropology   Astrology   
Topic: Insect-Eaters in France. [The penchant of the astrologer, De La Land, for eating caterpillars, and spiders]
Person: D`ISJONVAL, M. Quatremaire   D`ISJONVAL, Madame   DE LA LAND, M.   
Source: Brez: La Flore des Insectophiles   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   

Issue: 078, 22/04/29 p. 248
Heading: Influence of the senses of animals upon the intelligence
Category: Anthropology   Morphology   Psychology   Philosophy   Animal Habits, Personality   
Topic: [Relationship of body and soul. The usefulness of human hands as tools or instruments]
Person: GALEN   HIPPOCRATES   ANAXAGORAS   ARISTOTLE   

Issue: 082, 20/05/29 p. 318, Section: Varieties
Heading: Supplement to Buffon`s Natural History, Para 1
Category: Zoology   Ornithology   Natural History   Anthropology   
Topic: [Lesson has published his supplement to Buffon, containing the animals and birds discovered since 1788, also a natural history of man]
Person: LESSON, M.   BUFFON   

Issue: 085, 10/06/29 p. 366
Heading: The Primary Parents of the Human Race
Category: Anthropology   Morphology   Botany   Christian Religion   
Topic: [It seems that different human races are varieties of the same species, just as single damask roses and double white roses originate from the same root. If this is the case, that all humans came from only two parents, then why are people scattered all over the earth? If there was more than one original pair, then there must have been many arks and many Noahs]
Person: ST. VINCENT, M. Bory de   ROULIN, M.   
Letter
Issue: 085, 10/06/29 p. 367, Section: Varieties
Heading: Inhuman Inhumation, Para 9
Category: Public Health   Social Anthropology   Burial   
Topic: [In Verdun a tomb has been opened, in which it seems the occupant was buried alive]

Issue: 087, 24/06/29 p. 385-386
Heading: An After-Dinner Conversation
Category: Art   Religion   Social Anthropology   Classical Mythology   Science   
Topic: [Dialogue between a merchant and a medical student. The merchant finds art fanciful and idealized. The medical student, in an extended tract, expiates on the human need for the sublime or supernatural. At the end of his speech, the student finds the merchant has fallen asleep and missed it]
Dialogue
Issue: 089, 08/07/29 p. 431, Section: Varieties
Heading: Mogul Idol, Para 1
Category: Social Anthropology   Religion   Buddhism   Museums   
Topic: [Statue of the Mogul god of destruction and regeneration, Yamantaga, held in a Moscow museum. Description. Source]
Person: DEMIDOFF, M.   FISCHER, M.   SCHMIDT, M.   REMUSAT, M. Abel   
Institution: Museum of Natural History and Antiquities, Moscow   University of Moscow   

Issue: 100, 23/09/29 p. 602
Heading: German Superstitions. Popular Superstitions of Catholic Germany
Category: Anthropology   Folklore   Ornithology   
Topic: [Extracts from Busching`s "Folksagen" concerning, for example, the random placement of a huge rock by a giant and connecting the shape of the Crossbill`s beak with an apocryphal crucifixion legend. The Athenaeum suggests these "popular traditions" were still current in 1820]
Person: BUSCHING   
Source: Busching: Folksagen, Leipsig edition, 1820   

Issue: 102, 07/10/29 p. 629-630
Heading: Jacobite Minstrelsy
Category: Philosophy   Music   Literature   Poetry   Anthropology   Philology   Historical Sciences   History Of Civilization   General Coincident Historical Considerations   
Topic: [The antiquity of poetry, particularly song which is, "the literature of the people". Comparative examples may be found in the songs of the Ancient Greeks (and Romans), and of the "Celtic, Sclavonic, or Gothic" ancestors of the "races of modern Europe". The oral and written tradition. What is a song? What is the relationship between words and music, and, within songs, the relationship of words as sounds and as "the representatives of visible images"? The role of songs of protest, such as Jacobin songs]
Person: MOSES   DEBORAH   VIRGIL   HOMER   YOUNG PRETENDER   

Issue: 103, 14/10/29 p. 645-646
Heading: Jacobite Minstrelsy. (Continued from page 630)
Category: Philosophy   Literature   Poetry   Anthropology   Philology   
Topic: [Continuation of the article on Jacobite songs, focussing more narrowly on the actual words of the songs, written down]

Issue: 103, 14/10/29 p. 647-648
Heading: The Scotch Student
Category: Education   Medicine   Law   Social Anthropology   Poverty   
Topic: [First-person account of a young English student`s arrival at the University of Edinburgh]
Institution: University of Edinburgh   

Issue: 104, 21/10/29 p. 661-662
Heading: The Scotch Student. (Continued from p. 647)
Category: Education   Health   Medicine   Law   Social Anthropology   Poverty   
Topic: [Second installment of a personal account of student life at Edinburgh university. It pokes mild fun at Edinburgh`s distinguished reputation and record of academic success by suggesting the manners of its students are uncouth. The article contrasts poor student lodgings, restricted diet and abuse of alcohol with the seeming gentility of the fine shops of the city. Nevertheless, the piece finally refers to the superiority of the Scottish educational system]
Institution: University of Edinburgh   

Issue: 105, 28/10/29 p. 680-681
Heading: The Scotch Student. To the Editor of "The Athenaeum"
Category: Education   Health   Medicine   Law   Poverty   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [A letter of objection to an irreverent personal account of life at Edinburgh University in Athenaeum issue 103, p. 647-648. It says the account will prove misleading. It is "partial, incorrect, and unphilosophical". The letter defends the Scottish educational system which has proved a model for the "London University"]
Person: SIMPSON   HUTTON   FERGUSON   JOHNSON   
Institution: University of Edinburgh   University of London   King`s College, London   University of Cambridge   University of Oxford   
Letter Signed: "S."

Issue: 105, 28/10/29 p. 680
Heading: The Scotch Schoolmaster: A Dramatic Sketch
Category: Education   Poverty   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [A sketch in Scottish dialect on the progress of a "morning school" taking place in a rural ditch.. The characters are a "master" and his ragged pupils, who are depicted humorously mispronouncing names from classical history and misinterpreting it]
Person: LYONS, David   
Dramatic Dialogue
Issue: 106, 04/11/29 p. 694-695
Heading: Shades of the Dead.--No. XI. Joan of Arc
Category: Social Anthropology   Folklore   Psychology   Philosophy   Imagination   
Topic: [The story of Joan of Arc, containing suggestions as to the psychology of women]
Person: JOAN OF ARC   TURNER, Mr. Sharon   
Source: Turner: History of England during the Middle Ages   

Issue: 106, 04/11/29 p. 697
Heading: The Scotch Student. To the Editor of the Athenaeum. [Second letter]
Category: Education   Health   Medicine   Law   Poverty   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Letter of objection by "S" to a second "Scotch Student" article in Athenaeum issue 104, p. 661-662. The letter says the article is unrepresentative and inaccurate, in particular, references to poor lodgings many flights of stairs up. These sorts of buildings are only found in the old Edinburgh described by "the Author of Waverly"]
Person: PLEYDELL, Counsellor   SCOTT, Sir Walter   
Institution: London College of Surgeons   University of Oxford   University of Cambridge   University of Edinburgh   
Letter Signed: "S."

Issue: 107, 11/11/29 p. 711-712
Heading: The Scotch Schoolmaster. (Continued from p. 630)
Category: Education   Poverty   Social Anthropology   Christian Religion   Political Economy   Emigration   
Topic: [Satirical sequel to a sketch (issue 105, p. 680) on the convening of a Scottish "morning" school in a ditch. This (second) lesson considers current religious and political issues rather than classical history]
Person: CALVIN   IRVING, Edward   CHALMERS   
Dramatic Dialogue Signed: D. L.

Issue: 107, 11/11/29 p. 712-713
Heading: The Scotch Student. To the Editor of "the Athenaeum"
Category: Medicine   Law   Education   Health   Poverty   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Answer from "G." to the letter(s) of objection by "S." (Athenaeum issue 105, p. 680-681 and issue 106, p.697) to G`s two articles called "The Scotch Student". "G." protests that his was a humorous article and finishes his letter with a taunting flourish, suggesting a general similarity "between a Scotchman and a Thistle"]
Person: STULTZ   HOBY   
Institution: University of Edinburgh   
Signed: "G."

Issue: 107, 11/11/29 p. 715, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Indians in Mexico, Para 3
Category: Geography   Central America   Mexico   Social Anthropology   Christian Religion   Religion   
Topic: [The fascination of the Mexican Indian people for idols and festivals. Though ostensibly Christian, this interest is reminiscent of the religion of the people before the arrival of Montezuma. The Indian people are also very industrious; they hunt, fish, grow vegetables, make wax figures and baskets]
Person: MONTEZUMA   GLENNIE   HARDY   
Source: Hardy`s Travels   

Issue: 109, 25/11/29 p. 744-745
Heading: The Scotch Schoolmaster. (Continued from p.712)
Category: Education   Poverty   Literature   Folklore   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Third sketch, in which the master`s circumstances have changed; he now owns his own home and is about to get married to the sister of one his pupils. It is the "afternoon school". The members of the "ragged school", considerably grown up, meet at his new home and discuss education, politics and trade. One of their concerns is that the master`s social principles will be compromised by self-interest]
Dramatic Dialogue Signed: D. L.

Issue: 116, 09/01/30 p. 26-27
Heading: "The First-Fit"
Category: Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   Folklore   Social History   Scotland   Philology   Ethics   Addiction And Temperance   Medicine   Health   
Topic: [Fictional memoir in Scottish dialect on the New Year custom of "first footing" with a "scholarly" footnote in standard written English, defining the dialect words used in the body of the piece and giving additional information on the current (1830) practice of first-footing. A temperance version of the custom is coming in]
Prose Fiction Signed: D. L.

Issue: 117, 23/01/30 p. 46
Heading: Cannibalism of the Chinese
Category: China   Social Anthropology   Poverty   
Topic: [A ninth century account of China says that the Chinese used to eat all criminals who were put to death. The reason was poverty not ferocity]
Source: Cabinet Cyclopaedia   

Issue: 119, 06/02/30 p. 79, Section: Scientific and Miscellaneous
Heading: The French Giraffe, Para 8
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Ruminantia   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Extract of Mrs. Lee`s account of a giraffe at the Jardin du Roi, and of his black keeper, from Darfur]
Person: LEE, Mrs.   ATI, of Darfur   
Institution: Menagerie of the Jardin des Plantes, Paris   

Issue: 120, 13/02/30 p. 95, Section: Scientific and Miscellaneous
Heading: Locking the Door during Dinner, Para 9
Category: Scotland   Custom And Tradition   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Note to Scott`s "Old Mortality", on the custom of keeping the door of a chateau locked "during the time of dinner"]
Person: SCOTT, Sir Walter   DUKE OF QUEENSBERRY   
Source: Scott: Old Mortality   

Issue: 123, 06/03/30 p. 135-136
Heading: The Fair of Salona
Category: Geography   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   Religion   Christian Religion   Dalmatia   
Topic: [Descriptive account by Baron Welden, of the feast of the birth of the Virgin Mary, an annual fair in Dalmatia]
Person: WELDEN, General Baron   

Issue: 128, 10/04/30 p. 219-220
Heading: The Marmoset
Category: Zoology   Primates   Man   Biological Sciences   Anthropology   Phrenology   
Topic: [The] comparative excellence of men and monkeys. [The likeness is admitted to be "mortifyingly conspicuous"]
Person: LA BROSSE   SCHOUTEN   LAVATER   BUFFON   BOSMAN   VAN DORTCH   NEWTON, Sir Isaac   RHOOP-CHAUND   MEETAH DHOOD   CHESTERFIELD   
Essay Signed: J.

Issue: 128, 10/04/30 p. 220
Heading: The Turkish Wife
Category: Medicine   Psychosomatic Aspects of Disease   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   Women   
Topic: [Fontanier`s anecdote of making a doctor`s visit to an unhappily married Turkish woman]
Person: FONTANIER, M. V.   
Source: Travels of M. V. Fontanier in the East   
Institution: Embassy from France to Constantinople   

Issue: 133, 15/05/30 p. 302
Heading: Saltatory Sect, Para 11
Category: Social Anthropology   Religion   Scandinavia   
Topic: [Religious sect of naked dancers called the Lazari seen by Chief Justice Sylvander during his tour of "the northern provinces"]
Person: SYLVANDER, Chief Justice   

Issue: 135, 29/05/30 p. 329
Heading: The Missions of California
Category: Geography   History   The Americas   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Selected extracts from Kotzebue`s last "Voyage round the World", which "has just left the German press". The settling of California, including an account of the original inhabitants and their servitude under the monks who founded the missions]
Person: CORTEZ   ULLOA, Francisco de   KOTZEBUE   
Source: Kotzebue: Voyage round the World   
Institution: Government of Spain   

Issue: 136, 05/06/30 p. 345-346
Heading: Kotzebue`s Voyage Round the World
Category: Geography   History   The Americas   California   Polynesia   Social Anthropology   
Topic: The Radack Islands.--Dramatic Representation of a Battle. Californian Mode of Conversion. Maouna; its People and Fashions. [An editorial note says that a translation of Kotzebue`s work is in preparation; in the meantime the Athenaeum has got an advance copy through "our Foreign Correspondence" and intends to publish further extracts]
Person: LA PEROUSE   KOTZEBUE   MEDIURO   RADACK   RARICK   LAGEDIAK   DON ESTUDILLO   WALLIS, Capt.   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 138, 19/06/30 p. 378
Heading: Northern Asia. [Extracts from the Correspondence of Dr. Erman]
Category: Geography   Social Anthropology   Asia   Tibet   Russian Empire   Physics   Magnetism   Electromagnetism   Philosophy Of Science   Religion   
Topic: A Visit to the Lamas of Siberia. [Extracts from an originally private correspondence between Dr. Erman in Tibet and his father, Professor Erman in Berlin. They are introduced by an editorial note: "To the scientific observer, they will afford novel and attractive matter, whether his pursuits be directed to the spacious field of nature, or the less sublime, though scarcely less interesting, study of man"]
Person: HANSTEEN, Prof. (of Christiana)   DUE, Lieut. (of Christiana)   ERMAN, Dr.   ERMAN, Prof.   CHAMBA-LAMA   DALAI-LAMA of THIBET   GENTIMUR, Prince (Officer of the Cossacks)   
Letter, Spring, 1829 Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 138, 19/06/30 p. 382
Heading: The Ugly Savages, Para 15
Category: Geography   Russian Empire   Social Anthropology   Health   Clothing   
Topic: [The Sitka Islanders of New Archangel as described by Kotzebue]
Person: KOTZEBUE   
Source: Kotzebue: Voyage round the World   

Issue: 139, 26/06/30 p. 394-395
Heading: Northern Asia. [Further Extracts from the Correspondence of Dr. Erman]. Siberian Belles Lettres, Etc.
Category: Geography   Social Anthropology   Russian Empire   China   Religion   Periodicals   Communication   Almanacs   Manufactures   Inventions   Agriculture   
Topic: [The "Almanack of Jeniseisk" is the first that has come from an Asiatic press. It contains details of recent Siberian manufactures (including one spinning machine based on an English product) in a narrative of a journey from Krasnojarsk to Kiahkta on the Chinese frontier. Erman`s correspondence contains a description of the Chinese city of Maimatchin]
Person: STEPHANOW, M.   ERMAN, Dr.   
Source: Almanack of Jeniseisk   
Institution: Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 140, 03/07/30 p. 410-411
Heading: Javanese Recollections. [Extracts from a Diary]
Category: Geography   Philippines   Social Anthropology   
Topic: A Freeman; his Symbol. Swiftness of Travelling. A Native Prince. The insular Police. Dancing Girls
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 427
Heading: On the Natural Resources of Algiers. By G. de Hemso, late Consul-General of Sweden to the Regency of Tunis. To the Editor of the Athenaeum. London, June 1830
Category: Geography   North Africa   Algeria   Mountains   Geology   Mineralogy   Botany   Agriculture   Zoology   Hunting   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Letter to the Athenaeum from Smith containing extensive quotations from his friend De Hemso on Algiers. De Hemso`s account of Algiers is presented as fresh and original, observed at first hand, compared with "the thousand and one histories, descriptions and anecdotes, which temporary interest has heaped upon Algiers" and mostly taken from "Malte-Brun, Bruce, Pananti, and company"]
Person: MALTE-BRUN   BRUCE   PANANTI   
Letter Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 442-443
Heading: Superstitions of India. (Extract from a private Letter from Benares)
Category: Geography   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   Disability   Suicide   Ethics   Social Relations   Religion   Brahminism   India   
Topic: [Treatment of sick or old people in Benares. Family relationships. Caste system. Ritual suicide]
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 143, 24/07/30 p. 457-458
Heading: Bologna
Category: Geography   Travel   Architecture   Social Anthropology   Italy   
Topic: [Impressions of Bologna: its buildings, comparative cleanliness, social customs, historical sights]

Issue: 143, 24/07/30 p. 462
Heading: General Cemetery Company, Para 9
Category: Public Health   Burial   Social Anthropology   Trade   Town Planning   Architecture   
Topic: [New plans for dealing with the dead in the city]
Institution: General Cemetery Company   

Issue: 146, 14/08/30 p. 509
Heading: Society of Cotemporaries at St. Gall. (From a German Periodical)
Category: Geography   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   
Topic: [An account of a social custom in which all men of the same age form a sort of "club" from the age of thirty]
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 147, 21/08/30 p. 524-525, Section: Foreign Correspondence
Heading: Character of the Belgians. Bruxelles, 12th August
Category: Social Anthropology   Social Sciences   Sociology   Public Opinion   
Topic: [An essay on how the "national character" (or as it here suggests, lack of character) of Belgium has been shaped under domination by other nations. Discusses the way public opinions and beliefs are formed and maintained]
Signed: "E."; Ed`s Mark: DILKE (Charles Wentworth [the first])

Issue: 147, 21/08/30 p. 525-526
Heading: The Italians in 1830. [A Sketch -- from a Female Correspondent]
Category: Geography   Travel   Social Anthropology   Italy   
Topic: [Opera-going. Dress. Dancing. Shopping hours. Baby-binding. Child-rearing. The disappearance of "cicisbeism"]
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 147, 21/08/30 p. 527
Heading: Lizards, Para 8
Category: Italy   Social Anthropology   Zoology   Ethics   Cruelty To Animals   
Topic: [Italian children kill lizards with snuff]
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 147, 21/08/30 p. 527
Heading: Russian Colonies in America, Para 12
Category: Social Sciences   Statistics   Geography   Demography   Anthropology   Ethnology   
Topic: [Statistics on the racial makeup of the "Russian colonies in America"]

Issue: 148, 28/08/30 p. 542
Heading: Funereal Obsequies, Para 8
Category: Geography   Law   Germany   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   Burial   
Topic: ["A singular ordinance" has been proclaimed in Heidelberg, restricting lavish funerals]
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 570-571
Heading: Indian Scenes. Shopping
Category: Geography   Travel   Manufactures   Trade   India   Social Anthropology   Medicine   Food   
Topic: ["Letter" from India signed Emma Roberts, Upper Province, Hindostan: Shopping at home for wealthy Indians. Deliberately prosaic account of an Indian bazaar. The different diet of the rich and poor. Dress. The deluded demand for European goods. Indian shops stocked with European goods]
Person: HEVELL   
Institution: Magazin des Modes, Dinapore   
Letter Signed: ROBERTS, Emma

Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 572
Heading: Burckhardt`s Correspondence with his Parents. Damascus, 1811
Category: Geography   Exploration   North Africa   Climate   Ecology   Social Anthropology   Popularization Of Science   
Topic: [Burckhardt landed at Aleppo in 1809, assumed the disguise of "an Indian trader of the Mahomedan faith", explored Syria, Arabia Petraea, the Great Desert, Upper Egypt, and Nubia before he died at Cairo in 1817, in "the cause of science and humanity". He says that his account of Syria, which has now been "so often described", must go beyond both physical and social geography and "introduce physical observations of every kind". So he concentrates on the weather and how he and his companions manage to survive their journey in the heat by being active in the morning and resting in the hottest hours. The charms which compensate for the discomfort are making a camp at night, either preparing simple food or receiving hospitality "from a numerous tribe of friendly Arabs" and feeling independent of European society]
Person: BURCKHARDT   
Institution: African Society   
Letter, 16th Jan. 1811 Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 573
Heading: Geographical Society of Berlin
Category: Geography   Anthropology   Mountains   Himalayas   
Topic: [...] Ritter read papers on the race of negroes who formerly inhabited the mountains of Himalaya...
Person: RITTER, Charles   
Institution: Geographical Society, Berlin   

Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 574
Heading: National Character, Para 9
Category: Anthropology   Social Anthropology   Social Sciences   Sociology   Public Opinion   
Topic: [What characteristics of ancient ancestors have been retained by modern European nations]
Person: ORLEANS, Regent Duke of   D`ARGONNE   
Source: D`Argonnente   

Issue: 151, 18/09/30 p. 591
Category: Social Sciences   Sociology   Public Opinion   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Another paragraph about national character or national stereotypes - of the inhabitants of China, Britain, France and Italy]

Issue: 151, 18/09/30 p. 591
Heading: Ugolino and his Children, Para 7
Category: Medicine   Literature   Poetry   Food   Social Anthropology   Cannibalism   
Topic: [An Italian physician has written a "physiologico-pathological and medico-legal essay" on whether Dante suggests that Ugolino, whose story is told in the Inferno, actually ate his own children]
Person: GALEN   DANTE   NICCOLINI   CARMAGNANI   ROSSINI   PEPE   GAFFERI   MONTI   
Source: Divine Comedy   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 152, 25/09/30 p. 601-602
Heading: Florence
Category: Geography   Travel   Italy   Architecture   Art   Agriculture   Food   Social Anthropology   Town And Country Planning   
Topic: [The writer`s disappointed expectations of the physical beauty of Florence. Contains comments on the contrasting landscapes of country and city which may be relished in Britain, compared with the cultivated uniformity of the environs of Florence. However, Florence is still a good place to live, full of cheap produce and lodgings]
Signed: "D. W."

Issue: 152, 25/09/30 p. 602-603
Heading: Belgian Legends
Category: Social Anthropology   Folklore   Custom And Tradition   Sociology   Public Opinion   Women   Medicine   Obesity   
Topic: A learned friend (a native of Belgium) [...] has met with several curious records of its olden traditions [...] "Origin of the Apples of St. Jean", "St. Peter`s Keys at Maestricht", "Weighing of Witches"...
Person: ST. JOHN (The Baptist)   SIXTUS THE FIFTH   CHARLES THE FIFTH   
Signed: "R."; Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 152, 25/09/30 p. 603
Heading: Burckhardt`s Correspondence with his Parents. (Continued from p. 572). Damascus, 20th of April, 1812 [...] Cairo, 2nd August, 1815
Category: Geography   Exploration   North Africa   Social Anthropology   Medicine   Infectious Diseases   Plague   Colonization   
Topic: [Burckhardt evokes the decay of Syria to remind English readers that empires are ephemeral. He goes on to describe his own failing health, having suffered prolonged and repeated "fever" in places beset by epidemics]
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 153, 02/10/30 p. 620
Heading: Burckhardt`s Correspondence with his Parents. (Continued from p. 603). Cairo, 16th April, 1816
Category: Geography   Exploration   North Africa   Medicine   Infectious Diseases   Plague   Social Anthropology   Death Rites   Religion   
Topic: [Contains an account of contrasting attitudes to fatal illness. TheTurks in Egypt believe that death is fated and inevitable and make no attempt to protect themselves during epidemics of the plague. In Arabia many people take to the mountains]
Person: BURCKHARDT   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

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Reviews

Issue: 033, 11/06/28
Heading: Reviews of Books
Category: Anthropology   Folklore   
Title: Nimrod; a Discourse on certain Passages of History and Fable
Author: PRIESTLEY, Richard   

Issue: 068, 11/02/29 p. 86
Heading: Antiquities of North America
Category: Anthropology   
Title: Account of the earlier Inhabitants of North America; and of the Memorials of them now extant; (Originally Nachrichten uber die fruhern Einwohnern, Etc)
Author: ASSALL, F. W.   
German
Issue: 070, 25/02/29 p. 119
Heading: British Physiognomy
Category: Anthropology   Somatology   Medicine   Sense Organs   Eye   
Title: An Essay on the Physiognomy and Physiology of the present Inhabitants of Britain; with References to their Origin as Goths and Celts. Together with Remarks upon the Physiognomical Characteristics of Ireland and of some of the neighbouring Continental Nations
Author: PRICE, Rev. T.   

Issue: 078, 22/04/29 p. 248
Category: Anthropology   Natural History   
Title: The Origin of Man, Etc
Author: ANON   
Attribution: "from the pen of a very young lady"

Issue: 079, 29/04/29 p. 262-264
Heading: Varieties of the Human Race
Category: Anthropology   Ethnology   
Title: Distribution Primitive du Genre Humain a la Surface du Globe
Author: ST. VINCENT, le Colonel Bory de   
French
Issue: 082, 20/05/29 p. 306-308
Heading: Journal of an Embassy to Ava
Category: Geography   Burma   Palaeontology   Botany   Social Anthropology   
Title: Journal of an Embassy from the Governor-General of India to the Court of Ava, in the Year 1827. With an Appendix, containing a Description of Fossil Remains, by Professor Buckland and Mr. Clift
Author: CRAWFURD, John   
Attribution: F. R. S.; F. L. S.; F. G. S.

Issue: 106, 04/11/29 p. 690-691
Heading: Travels in Mexico
Category: Geography   Central America   Zoology   Mollusca   Oysters   Icthyology   Social Anthropology   
Title: Travels in the Interior of Mexico, in 1825, 1826, 1827, and 1828
Author: HARDY, Lieut. R. W. H.   
Attribution: R. N.
Institution: General Pearl and Coral Fishery Association of London   

Issue: 112, 16/12/29 p. 788-789
Heading: Tales of an Indian Camp
Category: Geography   North America   Central America   Anthropology   Social Anthropology   Folklore   Colonization   
Title: Tales of an Indian Camp
Author: ANON   

Issue: 117, 23/01/30 p. 36-38
Heading: Expedition to Africa
Category: Geography   West And North Central Africa   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   
Title: Records of Captain Clapperton`s Last Expedition to Africa
Author: LANDER, Richard   
Attribution: Attendant of Captain Clapperton

Issue: 121, 20/02/30 p. 99 -100
Heading: Pagan Mysteries
Category: Mythology   Religion   Christian Religion   Social Anthropology   Phrenology   
Title: Memoire sur le Culte de Mithra, son Origine, sa Nature, et ses Mysteres. Envoye en 1825 au Concours de l`Academie Royal des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres de Paris
Author: HAMMER, le Chevalier Joseph de   
Institution: Societe Asiatique de Paris   

Issue: 123, 06/03/30 p. 129
Heading: Travels in Turkey
Category: Geography   Social Anthropology   Turkey   
Title: Voyages en Orient, entrepris par ordre du Gouvernement Francais, de l`Annee 1821 a l`Annee 1829. Volume I
Author: FONTANIER, V.   
Attribution: Ancien eleve de l`Ecole Normale, Etc, Paris; Naturalist to the French Embassy to Constantinople
French
Issue: 126, 27/03/30 p. 178-179
Heading: The New Zealanders
Category: Geography   New Zealand   Social Anthropology   Cannibalism   
Title: The Library of Entertaining Knowledge. Volume V. Part I
Institution: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge   

Issue: 126, 27/03/30 p. 180-182
Heading: Travels in Asia Minor
Category: Geography   Turkey   Demography   Geology   Medicine   Infectious Diseases   Plague   Social Anthropology   Popularization Of Science   
Title: Voyages en Orient, entrepris par ordre du Gouvernement Francais, de l`Annee 1821 a l`Annee 1829. Vol. I. [Second notice]
Author: FONTANIER, V.   
Attribution: Ancien eleve de l`Ecole Normale Etc, Paris; Naturalist to the French Embassy to Constantinople
French
Issue: 127, 03/04/30 p. 197
Category: Natural History   Periodicals   Popularization Of Science   Education   Scotland   Social Anthropology   Burial   
Title: Sketches from Nature
Author: McDIARMID, John   

Issue: 128, 10/04/30 p. 217-218
Heading: Public Life in India
Category: Geography   India   Trade   Social Anthropology   Burial Rites   Cannibalism   
Title: Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F. R. S., in the Government of Java, Etc. By his Widow. [Second notice]
Author: RAFFLES, Lady Stamford   
Institution: East India Company   

Issue: 130, 24/04/30 p. 247-248
Category: Geography   South America   Brazil   Social Anthropology   Geology   Mining   Zoology   
Title: Notices of Brazil in 1828 and 1829. [Second Article]
Author: WALSH, Rev. R.   

Issue: 131, 01/05/30 p. 262-264
Category: Geography   New Zealand   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   Cannibalism   
Title: Library of Entertaining Knowledge. Vol. V. Part II. The New Zealanders. [The review is illustrated]
Institution: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge   

Issue: 132, 08/05/30 p. 278-280
Category: Geography   Turkey   Public Health   Baths   Hydrotherapy   Social Anthropology   Women   
Title: Narrative of a Tour through some parts of the Turkish Empire
Author: FULLER, John   

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