Reading by George Burgess
Of Gertrude Rosa Burgess
Author: George Burgess (1829 -1905). George Burgess practiced Phrenology in the Arcades, Bristol from 1861 to 1901. This book was published about or after 1871, most likely published in the Bristol area, and was used by George Burgess until his retirement in 1901. The readings were entered into this book by George Burgess for his customers to keep.
The copy reproduced here is the one used by George Burgess (1829-1905) to make a reading of his daughter, Gertrude Rosa Burgess (1874-1958), made on Saturday 6 April 1901 (inches around the head of the client being 20 3/4 inches). The head of each section in the book being marked with the assigned physiognomy letter as appropriate for Gertrude Burgess e.g. 'F' for General Health representing 'Possessed of full vitality etc.