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Correspondence, articles, lectures, photos, printed matter, and other papers relating to the practice of phrenology by various members of the Fowler and Wells families, including Orson and Lorenzo N. Fowler, Samuel Roberts Wells, and Charlotte Fowler Wells. Includes material relating to "The Phrenological Journal" and "The Practical Phrenologist," periodicals with which the family was associated. Also includes a small number of Civil War letters. Also, originals and transcribed copies of the wills of Charlotte Fowler Howe and Charlotte Fowler Wells, and other letters.

Correspondents include Susan B. Anthony, F.A.P. Barnard, Albert Barnes, Antoinette Brown, James Freeman Clarke, William H. Channing, John W. Edmonds, Frederick W. Evans, O.B. Frothingham, Frances Dana Gage, Sylvester Graham, Sarah Grimke, Bronson Howard, Horace Mann, Eliphalet Nott, George Ripley, Benjamin Silliman, George Francis Train, Moses Coit Tyler, Benjamin F. Wade, and Elizur Wright. HOWE-FOWLER FAMILY LETTERS, bound volume of transcribed letters by Harlan L. Howe.

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