Papers of Sir Francis Galton

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Autographs and letters collected by Sir Francis Galton, many addressed to George Butler (1774-1853), Dean of Peterborough.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) was a eugenist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from Mrs M.L. Butler in 1975.

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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