Authorised form of nameTylor; Sir; Edward Burnet (1832 - 1917)
Dates1832 - 1917
Place of birthCamberwell, London, England
Date of birth02 October 1832
Place of deathWellington, Somerset
Date of death02/01/1917
Research fieldAnthropology
DCL (1875, Oxford)
Worked in his father's foundry; gave up due to ill health; went to Mexico to study its anthropology and archaeology; published 'Primitive man' (1871); Keeper of the University Museum, Oxford (1883); Reader in Anthropology (1884), then Professor of Anthropology, Oxford University (1896-1909); retired
Kt 1912
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election08/06/1871
Other Royal Society activityMember of Committee formed to consider the formation of a new Academy on 18 January 1900
RelationshipsSon Joseph Tylor, brassfounder, and his wife Harriet Skipper, both Quakers; married (1858) Anna, daughter of Sylvanus Fox of Wellington, Somerset
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA2273
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1871/12Tylor, Sir Edward Burnet: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/004688Tylor, Sir Edward Burnetnd
IM/Maull/004687Tylor, Sir Edward Burnet1893
NLB/5/60Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Edward Burnett Tylor, Fellow of the Royal Society4 March 1891
NLB/14/635Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to [George Howard] Darwin, [Fellow of the Royal Society]12 April 1897
NLB/20/778Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Professor Edward Burnet Tylor, Fellow of the Royal Society7 July 1900
NLB/54/107Copy letter from Joseph John Thomson, President of the Royal Society; to Mrs Tylor, [Wife of Sir Edward Burnet Tylor, FRS]6 February 1917
NLB/33/763Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Edward Burnet Tylor, Fellow of the Royal Society31 October 1906
NLB/45/259Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison [signed by Theodore E James] to Messrs Harrison & Sons26 January 1912
NLB/45/218Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Edward Tylor FRS22 January 1912
NLB/54/90Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur [John] Evans, FRS5 February 1917
RR/13/225Referee's report by Edward Burnett Tylor, on a paper 'A Maya calendar inscription, interpreted by Goodman's tables' by Alfred Percival Maudslay 25 May 1897
RR/10/345Referee's report by Edward Burnett Tylor, on a paper 'The patterns in thumb and finger Marks.—On their arrangement into naturally distinct classes, the permance of the papillary ridges that makes them, and the resemblance of their classes to ordinary genera' by Francis Galton26 November 1890
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