TYLOR, Sir Edward Burnett. 21389



Autograph Letter Signed, to Henry Bright, introducing his two nephews, reminiscing about walks with the Mansfields for tea at Werescote, “now inhabited by the dullest of old colonels”. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine, with the original envelope, also signed. Wellington, Somerset, 29 June 1879. Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1832-1917), a founding figure of the science of social anthropology, travelled to Mexico in 1856 and recorded his visit in Anahuac; or, Mexico and the Mexicans (1861). He made his reputation with his Researches into The Early History of Mankind (1865). His chief work was Primitive Culture (1871). Tylor became the first Professor of Anthropology at Oxford (1896-1909).