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The Library of Daniel Garrison Brinton
By John M. Weeks
Daniel Garrison Brinton (1837-99) was one of the founders of modern American anthropology, holder of the first professorship of anthropology in the United States, and an esteemed anthropological scholar. His personal library, the only existing intact research library of a scholar prominent in the development of late 19th century American anthropology, forms the core of the anthropology library at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Brinton Library consists of 4,514 items, including 162 volumes of bound collections of pamphlets or off-prints, early travel narratives, colonial histories, Indian captivity tales, missionary reports, and translations of the Bible into several indigenous languages of North and Central America. In addition to English texts, materials written in Spanish, French, Italian, and German are well represented.
|The Museum Library was founded in 1900 with the acquisition of the personal library of Daniel Garrison Brinton. Today the library's collections emphasize cultural, social, physical and biological anthropology, prehistoric, Classical and Near Eastern archaeology, and linguistics as well as related fields such as museology. Learn more...|