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112 Correspondence,

forth in the rule. This impression is to some extent confirmed by a perusal of the Society's journal — for at any rate the last few years.

On the other hand Archaeology does include the history of Culture, at least in so far as it is illustrated by material objects, such as buildings, inscriptions, coins, and so on. But between Folk-Lore (as opposed to Culture) and Archaeology, as ordinarily understood, there is a vast gap, as it were, in which lies a field that is not being systematically worked at all, at least in England, and which is not in the care of any Society like ours or the Anthropological Institute.

I should very much like to know if I am at all correct in this view ; but whether I am so or not, I pass to another and more practical question, viz., what books a beginner in anthropology ought to read. In this connection a friend has been good enough to give me the following list : —

General Anthropology.

1. Tylor's Anthropology.

2. Keane's Ethnology.

3. Keane's Man Past and Present.

Popular Religion.

4. Tylor's Primitive Culture.

5. Tylor's Researches into Early History.

6. Frazer's Golden Bough.

7. Frazer's Totemism.

8. Frazer's Pausanias.

9. Hartland's Legend of Perseus. ID. Spencer's Principles of Sociology.

11. Allen's Evolution of the Idea of God.

12. Jevons' Introduction to the Science of Religion.

1 3. Grimm's Teutonic Mythology.

14. Lubbock's Origin of Civilisation.

15. Robertson Smith's Religion of the Semites.

16. Y^Q'^Yxa.'^ Religions of India.

17. Monier Williams' Hinduism and Brahmanism.

18. Earth's Religions of India.

19. Kern's Manual of Indian Buddhism.

20. Rhys David's Buddhist India.