Dear Jeffie: being the letters from Jeffries Wyman, first director of the Peabody Museum, to his son, Jeffries Wyman, Jr
Peabody Museum Press, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 1978 - Art - 82 pages
Jeffries Wyman (1814-74), a pioneer anthropologist of nineteenth-century America and one of its great comparative anatomists, was the Hersey Professor of Anatomy at Harvard University and, later, a trustee of the Peabody Museum and professor of American Archaeology and Ethnology. Wyman wrote the 59 letters in this volume to his only son Jeffie. Dating from 1866, when Jeffie was two, until Wyman's death in 1874, when Jeffie was ten, the letters reveal a great scientist trying to instill in his son the concepts of acute observation and wonder. Wyman's charming, quizzical drawings embellish the text, which will be appreciated by children and adults alike.
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72 My Dear Affectionately Affy alligator Anne Wyman Asa Gray Aunt Mary beans Benjie best love Biddeford Pool birds birthday boat Boston breakfast butterflies caught Cedar Keys Dear Jeffie dinner enjoy Father Blue Spring Father Cambridge fire fish flowers FWSM Gilbert Pearson Give my love glad to receive gone Gorham ground Hawkinsville Hibernia hope Hunter Dupree Huntoon Creek Jacksonville Jeffries Wyman Johns River last letter last mail Last night look love to Aunt Miami River miles Molly & Susy morning Morrill mountains nice noise Old Town Orange Mound Palatka Peabody Museum Peabody River pleasant Pompey potatoes rain rocks send their love sent Shell Mounds Smoke snake soon stay steamboat suppose Susy & Molly Tell Aunt Alice tent things thunder shower tomorrow waggon walking woods write written yesterday yr Father