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Galton, Sir Francis, 1822-1911 (Knight, eugenicist)

 Person

Biography

Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911), knight; eugenicist

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Elizabeth Anne Wheler: Reminiscences of my early life

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8691
Scope and Contents A manuscript copy of the reminiscences of Elizabeth Wheler, originally written between 1895 and 1904. The account, which was based at least partly on a diary, describes Wheler's life up to 1865, after which she states that her children will remember events better than she can. The reminiscences are mostly discursive, and are filled with anecdotes, although towards the end they become more like diary entries. The Galtons were very well connected: there are numerous references not only to...
Dates: 1905
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Galton, Sir Francis, 1904-1929

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/H.10
Scope and Contents

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).

Dates: 1904-1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Galton, Sir Francis; Newton, Alfred; Sherrington, Sir Charles Scott, 1889-1893

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/H.41
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Sir Francis Galton, 1889-1893, Alfred Newton, 1890, and Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, 1892 and undated.

Dates: 1889-1893
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Letter from J.C. Maxwell to Francis Galton, 26 Feb. 1879 (SLP 731)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS.Add.7655/III/a/27
Scope and Contents From the File:

Modern copies or transcriptions of correspondence of J.C. Maxwell and others in this collection or elsewhere, including typescripts and facsimiles

Dates: 26 Feb. 1879 (SLP 731)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: RESTRICTED - Use Microfilms CMO5028-CMO5042. List in catalogue
 Item

Letter from Sir Francis Galton to J.C. Maxwell, 27 Feb. 1879 (SLP 731n)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS.Add.7655/II/182
Scope and Contents From the Series:

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.

Dates: 27 Feb. 1879 (SLP 731n)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: RESTRICTED - Use Microfilms CMO5028-CMO5042. List in catalogue
 File

Letter from [Sir] Francis Galton to T. McKenny Hughes, 27 Feb. 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/22/3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 27 Feb. 1879
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Royal Society, Evolution Committee: contents of fifth envelope, 20 Feb. 1897 - 20 Jan. 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/G.9
Scope and Contents

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).

Dates: 20 Feb. 1897 - 20 Jan. 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Royal Society, Evolution Committee: contents of first envelope, 14 Oct. - 20 Nov. 1896

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/G.5
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 14 Oct. - 20 Nov. 1896
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Royal Society, Evolution Committee: contents of fourth envelope, 1 Jan. - 6 Feb. 1897 & 25 Oct. 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/G.8
Scope and Contents

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).

Dates: 1 Jan. - 6 Feb. 1897 & 25 Oct. 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Royal Society, Evolution Committee: contents of second envelope, 24 Jan. - 19 Nov. 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/G.6
Scope and Contents

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].

Dates: 24 Jan. - 19 Nov. 1897
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Royal Society, Evolution Committee, sixth envelope, file 1 of 7: 1896 - 1898, Nov. 1896 - Jan. 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/G.10
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Nov. 1896 - Jan. 1898
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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