Sir Francis Galton

Standard Name: Galton, Sir Francis


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Anthologization Lucie Duff Gordon
Lucie Duff Gordon 's Letters from the Cape were included in Francis Galton 's anthology Vacation Tourists and Notes of Travel in 1862-3; her mother, Sarah Austin , again provided a brief introduction.
Duff Gordon, Lucie, and Sarah Austin. Letters from the Cape. Macmillan, pp. 119-22.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1917 (1864): 104
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck
Her nephew the scientist and eugenicist Sir Francis Galton , who was born in 1822, believed firmly that his aunt was a trouble-maker.
Friends, Associates Charlotte Stopes
The Stopes family had a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Norman Maccoll , then the editor of the Athenæum, was a frequent lunch guest. Other guests included the noted Shakespearean scholar Frederick James Furnivall
Leisure and Society Dorothy Bussy
Dorothy's parents numbered among their friends and acquaintances many prominent artists, scientists, and politicians. These included Browning , Ruskin , Tennyson , Jane and Thomas Carlyle , Francis Galton , Percy Lubbock , and John Tyndall
Textual Features A. S. Byatt
Here the first-person male narrator, a tiny dwarf-like man named Phineas Gilbert Nanson, on impulse abandons his work towards a PhD in English (Byatt skewers a gallery of predictably eccentric and pretentious academics), rejecting poststructural...


1883: Karl Pearson, closest disciple198n111 of...

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Karl Pearson , closest disciple
Heilmann, Ann. New Woman Strategies: Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Mona Caird. Manchester University Press.
of Sir Francis Galton (who took over Galton's Eugenics Record Office in 1907), published a lecture, The Ethic of Freethought, which endorses the limitations imposed on women by childbearing.

1904: Francis Galton founded a research fellowship...

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Francis Galton founded a research fellowship at the University of London that later became the Galton Laboratory for National Eugenics .

December 1907: The Eugenics Education Society was founded;...

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December 1907

The Eugenics Education Society was founded; Francis Galton , geneticist, joined and in 1908 became honorary president.


Galton, Sir Francis. Hereditary Genius: An Enquiry into its Laws and Consequences. Macmillan, 1869.
Galton, Sir Francis. Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development. J.M. Dent, 1919.