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From Francis Galton to William Huggins   15 February 1873

Summary

Returns family documents about "Kepler" [William Huggins’ dog, see Collected papers 2: 170–1]; there is still some sort of investigation into the "precise mental condition" of "Kepler" and his relatives.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  William Huggins
Date:  15 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 105: A72–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8766

To Francis Galton   4 January [1873]

Summary

Comments on FG’s article ["Hereditary improvement", Fraser’s Mag. 87 (1873): 116–30]. Finds it "the sole feasible, yet I fear utopian, plan of procedure in improving the human race".

Thanks for rabbits for Balfour.

Mentions reading W. R. Greg’s Enigmas [of life (1872)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  4 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8724

From Francis Galton   [before 28 May 1873]

Summary

Collecting information about antecedents of eminent men of science. Sends questionnaire.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 28 May 1873]
Classmark:  Pearson 1914–30, 2: 177–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8889

To Francis Galton   28 May 1873

Summary

Comments about questionnaire CD completed for FG [for Galton’s English men of science (1874)].

Describes his early interest in collecting and his education.

Asks about determining the mean heights of two groups of men.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  28 May 1873
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/15); Pearson 1914–30, 2: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8924

From Francis Galton   30 May 1873

Summary

Thanks CD for completed questionnaire;

answers his query about determining mean heights of men.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 105: A74–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8928

From H. M. Butler to Francis Galton   7 November 1873

Summary

Reports an incident of his "hereditary" habit of dozing, head in hand, such that he scratches his nose.

Author:  Henry Montagu Butler
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  7 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 94: 1c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9136
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