Papers of Sir Francis Galton
Autographs and letters collected by Sir Francis Galton, many addressed to George Butler (1774-1853), Dean of Peterborough.
- 19th cent.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Autogr. c. 27].
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MSS. Autogr. c. 27, d. 43-45, f. 5
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12967
Biographical / Historical
Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) was a eugenist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 37810-13.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bought from Mrs M.L. Butler in 1975.
- Papers of Sir Francis Galton
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description