One of the Tylor sons, Edward Burnett Tylor (1832-1917), initially joined the family brass foundry business but on a visit as a teenager to the USA, Cuba and Mexico became interested in anthropology, to the extent that he ultimately devoted his life to the subject. After various publications he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society and later he was awarded an honorary Oxford degree. He became Keeper of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and later the first Professor of Anthropology at Oxford. he was knighted in 1912 .

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