Galton, Frank Wallis

Scope and Content

A certificate, 1890, of Frank Wallis Galton's admission to the freedom of the City of London.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frank Wallis Galton was born in London in 1867. He was educated at the Working Men's College at Great Ormond, London. He was apprentice to a silversmith and engraver in the City of London and Freeman of the City by servitude. He was Private Secretary to Sydney and Beatrice Webb from 1892 to 1898; Secretary of the London Reform Union, 1899-1918 and the City of London Liberal Association, 1903-1905. During the First World War he was Assistant Secretary to the Central Association of Volunteer Regiments and editor of The Volunteer Gazette . After the war he became the editor of the Municipal Journal from 1918-1920. Galton also published works on the social sciences, including, The Tailoring Trade , published by the London School of Economics and Workers on their Industries , as well as various articles and pamphlets. Galton died on 9 April 1952.

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Archivist's Note

Separated Material

The British Library of Political and Economic Science holds correspondence, an autobiography, and papers, 1886-1947 (Ref: COLL MISC 315, 344, 658).

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