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The Life, Letters, and Labours of Frances Galton by Karl Pearson, Galton Professor, University of London
Cambridge at the University Press, 1924

Volume III B: Characterisation, Especially by Letters, Index

from the library of Herman J. Doepner

inside cover

copyright page

copyright page

F. Galton at 75

Francis Galton, when about 75 years of age.

title page

title page

bookplate of S.T. Galton

Bookplate of Samuel Tertius Galton.

Galton's college room

Galton's college room

Francis Galton's Room at Trinity College, Cambridge, before the "improvement," i.e. the transfer of the sofa to face the fire-place. Cf. Vol. I, Plate LI.

Galton's Egyptian Sketchbook

Galton's Egyptian Sketchbook

Plate XLIV
From Galton's Egyptian Sketchbook. "Bob," aged 10, the lad who was left in charge of the boat on the Nile during the visit in 1846 of Galton and his friends to Khartoum, and Ibrahim their servant. The originals are in water-colour. See Vol. I, p. 201.

servant Ali

Plate XLV
From Galton's Syrian Sketchbook. Galton's faithful servant Ali. Original in water-colour.
See Vol. I, p. 203.

d'Arnaud Bey

Plate XLVI
d'Arnaud Bey, a sketch from a photograph.

Water-colour Sketch of Francis Galton in the Fallow Years.

family variations

family variations

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Family Variations

niece Milly

Francis Galton's Niece Milly-Mrs. J. C. Baron Lethbridge.
Compare Plate XIV, Vol. I.

F. Galton at 65

Plate XLIX
Francis Galton, the Meteorologist, when about 65 years of age.

medallion of E. Darwin

Plate L
The Medallion of Erasmus Darwin by Fassie, from the copy
in the Galton Laboratory.

facsimile of Galton's letter

facsimile of Galton's letter

facsimile of Galton's letter

facsimile of Galton's letter

Plate LI
Facsimile of one of Francis Galton's weekly letters to his Sister Emma (aged 82) in 1893.

F. Galton at 75

Plate LII
Francis Galton, aged 75.
Royat, July, 1897.

Evelyne Biggs

Plate LIII
Francis Galton's Great-Niece Evelyne Biggs-Mrs. Guy Ellis. Compare Plate XIV,
Vol. I, and Plate XLVIII of the present volume.

experiment of a bust

Plate LIV
Experiment of Francis Galton and Arthur H. Smith on the exhibition of all aspects of a
bust on a single negative. The "all round" photograph of a bust in the British Museum.

Miss Emma Galton

Plate LV
(i) "Sister Emma" (Miss Emma Galton).

Francis Galton

Plate LV
(ii) Francis Galton, Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, 1856-63.

Mrs. Tertius Galton

Mrs. Tertius Galton

Plate LV
(iii) Mrs. Tertius Galton (nee Violetta Darwin, Mother of Francis Galton and Aunt of Charles Darwin), in later years. (a) From a photograph taken at Leamington. (b) From a water-colour sketch in the Galton Laboratory.


Plate LVI
Galtonia (Hyacinthus candicans) from tropical South Africa.

finger-print ornamentation

Plate LVII
Sample of the conventionalised Finger-Print Ornamentation on the Stones at Gavr'inis,
from the series of photographs in the Galtoniana.

F. Galton and Eva

Francis Galton and his Great-Niece Eva,--Evelyne Biggs, at
Bridge End, Ockham, in August, 1906.

carved rock

Herr Tonnesen

Plate LIX
The Rock on the Lake at Otchikoto, Ovampoland, from photographs of Herr Tonnesen.
The upper picture shows the rock where Galton carved his name and below other names
added since. The lower picture shows Herr Tonnesen pointing to the rock to which Galton
swam out in 1851.

The instrument is shown in the figure below without its sliding lid, which protects it from injury
in the pocket. A is an arm which turns through a small angle round C, its motion being limited
by two pins. Its free end carries a vertical screen, RR, which is a cyclindrical (or better, conical) sheet described round an axis passing through C perpendicular to the arm.
As the arm travels to and fro, this screen passes closely in front of the end of the box, which
is cut into a hollow cylinder (or cone) to correspond. There is a slit in the middle of the screen
and an eye-hole in the centre of the end of the box.

Galton's rough instrument

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When the slit passes in front of the eye-hole, and the instrument is held as in the figure,
a view is obtained. A stud, S, projects upwards from the arm, and an india-rubber band,
B, passing round a fixed pin and a descending spoke of the arm, acts as a spring in causing the stud S to rise through a hole in the side of the box, where the finger can press it like the stop of a cornet a piston. In using the instrument, it is held in the hand as in the figure, with the eye-hole in front of the eye. Nothing is then visible, but on pressing or tapping the stud the slit passes rapidly in front of the eye-hole, and the view is obtained. After this, the stud is released and the arm springs backwards, when a second view can be obtained, or the eye may be purposely closed for the moment. (p. 250.)

life, letters, labours of F. Galton

Page i
At the Cambridge University Press
The Life, Letter, and Labours of Francis Galton

annals of eugenics

annals of eugenics

Page ii
Annals of Eugenics
A Journal for the Scientific Study of Racial Problems

department of Applied Statistics

tracts for computers

Page iii
University of London, University College
Cambridge University Press Tracts for Computers

biometric series

studies in national deterioration

technical series

Page iv
Biometric Laboratory Publications
Drapers' Company Research Memoirs.

research memoirs

memoir series

Page v
Drapers' Company Research Memoirs-(cont.).
Questions of the Day and of the Fray.
Eugenics Laboratory Publications
Memoir Series.

Page vi
Eugenics Laboratory Publications--(cont.).
Lecture Series

Page vi
The Chances of Death and other Sudies in Evolution
Mounted Charts of the Weight and Health of Male and Female Babies

Page vii
Recent Issues of the Galton and Biometric Laboratories
Tables for Statisticians and Biometricians.

treasury of human inheritance

bibliotheca tabularum mathematicarum

Page viii
At the Cambridge University Press
The Treasury of Human Inheritance.
Tracts for Computers