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Cambridge Anthropometric Committee


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Anthropometric Committee record cards, 1884 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 12/1
Scope and Contents Approximately 9,000 printed cards, one per subject, filled in by hand with the following information: reference number; name; college; birthplace; date of birth; ‘Origin’ (ie ‘N. or S. England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland &c’); date of observations; details of eyes, eyesight, strength of pull, strength of squeeze, breathing power, head dimensions, height, weight, and span of arms. The format of the cards changed, circa 1897, to include extra information on eyes, hair, ears, facial...
Dates: 1884 - 1909
 File — Container: CPS 12/2

'Francis Galton & Anthropometric Committee', 1962 - 1987

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 12/2
Scope and Contents File containing correspondence and papers relating to the Anthropometric Committee record cards and their use, including:Outline history of the Galton apparatus and its use, including extracts from Philosophical Society Council minutes 1886, 1895 and 1924 relating to the apparatus and the committee set up to supervise its use, also the use by Karl Pearson of the data;Photocopy of a letter from Horace Darwin to R T Glazebrook, 1886, concerning the costs of maintaining the apparatus...
Dates: 1962 - 1987