[Robert Ranulph Marett, Oxford ethnologist and archaeologist, on 'Women anthropologists' and Oxford.] Autograph Letter Signed ('R. R. Marett') to 'Mr. Westlake' [Ernest Westlake], regarding his daughter's desire to study anthropology at Oxford.

R. R. Marett [Robert Ranulph Marett] (1866-1943), Oxford ethnologist and archaeologist, exponent of the British Evolutionary School of cultural anthropology [Ernest Westlake (1855-1922)]
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On letterhead of La Haule Manor, Jersey. 11 August 1915.

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with rust-spotting at foot and to one margin. An interesting document relating to the early days of women's admission to British universities. The recipient is the geologist Ernest Westlake (1855-1922), and the subject is his daughter Margaret Agnes Westlake, who would become a diploma student at St Hugh's. Westlake's papers are held at the Museum of Natural History, Oxford. Marett thinks it is 'a bother about your daughter not being able to enter Somerville, but Somerville is not Oxford'.

Letter Signed "James C. Pilling", to E.S. Cox, State Geologist, Indianapolis, Ind.

James C. Pilling, Ethnologist (here Chief Clerk of the Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian]
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Washington, DC, 19 July 1880.

One page, 4to, body of letter secretarial, fold marks, fair condition, complete and legible: Our Library is minus the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th annual report of teh geological survey of your State, nor have we anything later than the 10th. I am directed by Maj. Powell [Director] to ask if you can furnish us with the same, & to say that we should be glad to send you any of the publications of this Office that you have not already received."

Autograph Signature.

Paul Belloni Du Chaillu
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26 June 1901; on letterhead of the Auguste Victoria (Hamburg-Amerika Linie).

French-born American traveller in the interior of West Africa (1831-1903). On piece of paper roughly 4 1/2 inches by 7 inches. In good condition although somewhat grubby and creased. Reads 'Yours very truly | Paul Du Chaillu | June 26th 1901'. Letterhead, with vignette in gold, gray and blue, reading 'Au Bord | des Schnelldampfers "AUGUSTE VICTORIA" | den ........ 19 | Hamburg-Amerika Linie'.

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