Letters, Jan. 22, 1945

Beds & Divorce


Seventy-three years before Anthropologist M. F. Ashley Montagu set down his reflections on double beds & divorce (TIME, Jan. 1), Lewis Henry Morgan, the "Father of American Anthropology," wrote in his European Travel Journal, which you reviewed in TIME, Jan. 10, 1938:

"At Cologne we stayed at the Hotel Concordia . . . close by the Cathedral. Here we had our first experience with the narrow German beds so much detested by Queen Victoria. They are just wide enough for one. . . . As they separate man and wife I...

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