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The Life, Letters and Labours of Francis Galton

    Naturevolume 115pages631634 (1925) | Download Citation



    THESE two stately volumes, which will be followed by a third, form a worthy memorial of a great man. It has been a labour of love to Prof. Karl Pearson to write them, a piety which must have cost him much, especially in the case of the second volume when the outer eye began to fail. He has earned the deep gratitude of all students of science, for besides giving us a living portrait, he has brought together a readable account of all the more important, not too technical, contributions that Galton made to science. The value of this is inestimable, for Galton scattered his papers widely, and many are not readily accessible.

    The Life, Letters and Labours of Francis Galton.

    By Prof. Karl Pearson. Vol. 1: Birth 1822 to Marriage 1853. Pp. xxiv + 246 + 66 plates. Vol. 2: Researches of Middle Life. Pp. xii + 425 + 54 plates. (Cambridge: At the University Press, 1914–1924.) Vol. 1, 30s. net; Vol. 2, 45s. net.

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