HUNT, James. 19845



Autograph Letter Signed, to Hyde Clarke, about the distribution of copies of Society papers. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches, in good condition. light surface creasing. On the writing paper of the Anthropological Society of London, 4 St. Martin’s Place [but from Hastings], 31 October 1867. James Hunt (1833 –1869), speech therapist in London, England who had among his clients Charles Kingsley, and Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). His other main interest was in anthropology and in 1863, with the help of the explorer Richard Burton, he established the Anthropological Society of London, which after his death merged with the more established Ethnological Society of London to become the Royal Anthropological Institute. Author of: Stammering and Stuttering, their nature and treatment. 1861; The Negro’s Place in Nature. Anthropology Institute, 1865.