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Dr. L. P. Manouvrier

    Naturevolume 119page245 (1927) | Download Citation



    IN the Times of Jan. 20 appeared a brief announcement of the death of Dr. Leonce Pierre Manouvrier, of Paris, at the age of seventy-seven years. This is a loss to French anthropology which, notwithstanding his advanced age, will be deeply deplored. Manouvrier was Director of the laboratory at the College de France of the School of Advanced Studies (Anthropology) and professor of the School of Anthropology. He was secretarygeneral of the Society of Anthropology of Paris, which he joined in 1889, following Ch. Letourneau as secretary on the death of the latter in 1902. Latterly, Prof. Anthony has been associated with him as Secritaire adjoint. Although Manouvrier never attained the commanding position of his great predecessors in office at the Society-Broca and Topinard-he had long been regarded as one of the foremost of French anthropologists. As a teacher of the School he was pre-eminent. His published work was characterised by its accurate and minute attention to detail, as was shown particularly in his many contributions to the Bulletin of the Society of Anthropology. He rarely failed to take part in the meetings of the Society, and his contributions to the discussions were marked by clarity and precision. He was an honorary fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain, and an honorary or corresponding member of most of the important anthropological societies on the Continent.

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