Pitt-Rivers Pamphlets

(Collection description created in 2002. Links checked 2009)


Haddon Library of Archaeology & Anthropology, Cambridge University

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Number of items

ca. 400

Description of the collection

24 bound volumes of pamphlets and off-prints collected by the archaeological pioneer Lieut-General Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers (1827-1900). The collection as a whole bears the title 'Tracts relating to the science of man'. Pitt-Rivers wrote: "In these Volumes I have put together all kinds of papers, from some of which I cordially dissent, yet none are so bad but that they may contain some facts or ideas not known to the best. Whilst others may have in them the germs of truths that are capable of development in after years and which being little appreciated in their time are on that account less likely to be preserved."


Presented by Mrs Stella Pitt-Rivers, 1991

Language(s) of the material

Mainly English, with a sprinkling of French and German


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