Phrenological Character of Amelia W. Bryan
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."
- 1858 June 8
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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.
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.
This collection consists of a single folder.
Special Collections purchased this document in February of 1987.