Galton, Sir Francis, 1822-1911 (Knight, eugenicist)
Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911), knight; eugenicist
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence, chiefly with Galton, re eugenics, 1904-1905, with related papers. There is also correspondence with The Eugenics Education Society, 1923, and between Karl Pearson and Bateson's widow, 1929. Galton, 1822-1911, was an anthropologist, eugenicist and polymath, and author of the book Hereditary Genius (1869).
Correspondence with Sir Francis Galton, 1889-1893, Alfred Newton, 1890, and Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, 1892 and undated.
Modern copies or transcriptions of correspondence of J.C. Maxwell and others in this collection or elsewhere, including typescripts and facsimiles
A principal series of scientific correspondence, drafts and notes totalling 242 items, letters written to J.C. Maxwell from many scientists and institutions of Maxwell's day dating from his early days at Cambridge University until the day of his death.
Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.
Incoming letters from Sir Francis Galton, W.F.R. Weldon and Maxwell T. Masters, mainly concerning organisational matters e.g. meetings, a draft programme, grants, etc. and the establishment of the Horticultural Sub-Committee. One letter mentions mice breeding experiments (item 3).
Correspondence with Sir Francis Galton, Herbert Thompson, Prof. W. F. R. Weldon and F.B. Stead concerning Weldon's report on the study of variability in 7000 young female crabs published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society London 57, 1894. Bateson requested clarification on various issues in the study which could have had an impact on the results. Includes incoming letters and both draft and fair copies of letters sent by Bateson.
Royal Society, Evolution Committee: contents of fourth envelope, 1 Jan. - 6 Feb. 1897 & 25 Oct. 1926
Correspondence with Sir Francis Galton, including discussions on cattle breeding experiments. The file also includes a letter from Reginald C. Punnett to Mrs Bateson (25 Oct. 1926) concerning the history of the Evolution Committee (item 5).
Correspondence with Sir Francis Galton and W.F.R. Weldon, continued from [G.5]. Includes letters concerning Bateson’s criticism of the methodology of Weldon’s report on the study of variability in 7000 young female crabs. Also includes a draft letter from Bateson to Galton re a grant application for plant breeding experiments to be undertaken in the Cambridge Botanic Gardens with Miss [Edith Rebecca] Saunders; item 9 [9:1].
Includes a printed notice and letter from Bateson regarding the establishment of an experimental farm; a press cutting from the ‘Gardener’s Chronicle’ of an article by Francis Galton on retrograde selection (15 May, 1897); printed memoranda for the Evolution Committee and its Horticultural Sub-Committee (Jan. 1898), and two related drafts in Bateson’s hand which also include a list of suggested topics for investigation by the Committee.