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Phrenological Character of Amelia W. Bryan

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1458

This manuscript is a nine-page handwritten description of Amelia Bryan's personality based on the theories of phrenology. It includes no illustrations or charts depicting her head but makes numerous predictions about her future behaviors and tendencies. Among its observations are that "she has too much mentality for her vitality, that she will have only a fair amount of conjugal and parental love, and that she has boundless benevolence and practical goodness." She is also "just like her mother and her relatives in this respect."

Dates

  • 1858 June 8

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This manuscript is a nine-page handwritten description of Amelia Bryan's personality based on the theories of phrenology. It includes no illustrations or charts depicting her head but makes numerous predictions about her future behaviors and tendencies.

Biographical/Historical Note

Amelia W. Bryan was born November 12, 1850 to Nelson and Minerva (Waters) Bryan. She married Thomas Jefferson Fisher on September 2, 1875, in Carthage, Tennessee. She died on March 25, 1931, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Frank G. Fowler presented himself as a professor of phrenology in Watertown, New York. He is cited as having written an article entitled, "The Lesson of Bougereau's Failure," and he may have been one of Orson Squire Fowler's three children.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this document in February of 1987.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480