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Phrenology in Bristol

Phrenology by Professor G Rudd in 1928 at 31 Lower Arcade, Bristol, England

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Conjugality - Philoprogenitiveness
Physiology reading of Mr E.W.B. Baglin:- Conjugality = Large, Parental Love = Large



Desire to Marry, to have a make in whom to confide: Constancy; desire to receive Attentions and be caressed.
Excess – Excessive Attachment.
Deficiency – Unstable Love.
Location – Above Amativeness, below Friendship, and on each side of Philoprogenitiveness.  It has two divisions.

1. Marriage is located over Reproductive Love, and gives a desire to marry, to make, and to receive connubial attention. 

2. The part above Love of Sex gives a desire to love one only; to be exclusive and devoted to one only; monogamic love.

VERY LARGE: 7 – Are devotedly attached to one object and blind to all others.  If not married should be very careful to bestow affections where they will be fully reciprocated, for any failure to this respect wold be likely to affect very seriously your destiny in life.

LARGE: 6 – Have strong conjugal affinity; would not be happy single, and would experience intense grief if the affections were alienated.  In being well mated wold find the highest happiness in being in the society of the one you have chosen.

FULL: 5 – Love cordially and faithfully any person of the opposite sex upon whom your affection may be placed, but if your love is interrupted you can change and become equally absorbed in a new love.

AVERAGE: 4 – Are inclined for a single love, and union for life with a chosen one, but can readily change the object of your affections.  Could marry again if the tie were broken.

MODERATE: 3 – Are constantly forming new attachments, and are inclined to be fickle in love affairs.  Are not exclusive.  Will allow an old love to be supplanted by a new one.

SMALL: 2 – Are deficient in conjugal love and not disposed to marry.  Easily transfer affections.

VERY SMALL: 1 – Are fickle, changeable and inconstant in love.

TO CULTIVATE – Endeavour to love continuously and permanently.  Marry one who will command your love.

TO RESTRAIN – Do not love idolatrously, but appreciate excellences in others, as well as in the one beloved.



Parental Love:  Desire to be a Parent; Fondness for Objects young and tender, pets and animals. 
Excess – Extreme Indulgence.
Deficiency – Neglect of Children and Animals.
Location – Above the Occipital Spinalis.  It has three divisions:-

1. The lowest portion, joining the Occipital spinalis, gives a love of pet animals, a desire to be with them.

2. The Central position gives a love for children generally, without reference to parentage; hobbies and pet productions.

3. The upper portion joining Inhabitiveness, gives a love of one’s own children; a desire to be a parent.

VERY LARGE: 7 – Passionately fond of children, pets and animals.  Experience the parental feeling in the intensest degree. If a parent, suffer continual anxiety on the children’s account, especially when absent from them.  Are liable to be too indulgent.

LARGE: 6 – Are deeply interested in the welfare of the young, especially our own children.  Will win their love, and bear with their faults.  Must keep this faculty strictly under the control of moral principle, or it will lead to harm rather than good.

FULL: 5 – Are capable of loving you’re your own children well, yet not passionately.  Will not feel very strong attraction to other children generally.

AVERAGE: 4 – Will love your own children, but care little for those of others.  Have not enough patience with children, and should cultivate parental affection.

MODERATE: 3– Are not fond enough of children, are rather indifferent to them, and not calculated to win their affection.  Care little for animals and pets.

SMALL: 2 – Care little for your own children, and still less for those of others.

VERY SMALL: 1 – Have little or no parental love and regard for children.

TO CULTIVATE – Should seek their society and be patient and indulgent with them.

TO RESTRAIN – Let your affection be governed by your judgement.  Be less anxious about the welfare of children.