RECORD: Darwin, C. R. Baines; Pordage; Wallace; Bonte; Pruner-Bey `Anthropological Review' 1866 and 1867. CUL-DAR80.B66-B67 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, corrected and edited by John van Wyhe 11.2011. RN1

NOTE: Reproduced with the permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.


Anthropolog. Rev. Oct. 1866

p. CLXXXIV Mr Baines says that stone implements have been found near Fish River in S. Africa not now used by natives.

Jan. 1867

p. 11 There is a translat. by Pordage of Willis de anima brutorum.

p. 104. Wallace does not believe that climate will forever prevent the tropics from being "the home of the civilized man, armed with ever increasing insight into nature & nature's laws." I

He thinks that man will become homogeneous from his command over nature & powers of intercommunication.

121. M. Bonté states that in an Arab in 5 sections of hair from the same head not one resembled the other; disputes the importance of Pruner-Beys remarks —


Anthropol. Rev. Jan 1867

p. 127 Pruner-Bey states that the pelvis in the Mongol & Negro is identical. The pelvis furnishes only 2 groups, in the 1st the Aryan, & in the 2nd the Mongol & Negro races.

Ap. 1867 p. 236 Pruner-Bay

Schäffhausen remarks that not only lower races are becoming extinct, but that the superior apes will probably become rare & finally disappear & then the gap will be wider

p. 237. He remarks that the Orang is brown & his head round like the brachycephalic Malay; the gorilla is black & dolichocephalic like the African negro. (But this must be chance relation.

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