[Obituary Notices]


    WE regret to record the death of Miss B. Pullen-Burry, which took place on September 21 at Hind-head at the age of seventy-nine years. Miss Pullen-Burry, who was born on February 14, 1858, was for many years a familiar figure at anthropological gatherings. She was a staunch believer in the anthropological method of approach in the study of problems of cultural contacts when that point of view had still to win recognition outside certain not very widely extended circles. It was this aspect which she stressed in her communications to the Anthropological Section of the British Association, dealing with the Negro under British rule and in America, -and with the natives of New Britain, and afterwards incorporated in her books "Jamaica As It Is"(1903), "Ethiopia in Exile" (1906), and "In a German Colony" (1909). Miss Pullen-Burry travelled extensively in Europe, the Holy Land, Egypt, India, Japan, Australasia, German New Guinea, the West Indies, the United States and Canada. In 1912, she was the first president of the Union of Women of Geographical Interests, an organization which she had a large share in founding.

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    [Obituary Notices]. Nature 140, 922 (1937). https://doi.org/10.1038/140922b0

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