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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Francis Galton

Reference: MSS. Autogr. c. 27, d. 43-5, f. 5
Title: Papers of Sir Francis Galton
Dates of Creation: 19th cent.
Extent: 5 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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

Scope and Content

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

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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Further Information

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.

Access Points

Butler | George | 1774-1853 | Dean of Peterborough

Galton | Francis | 1822-1911 | Sir | Knight and Eugenist

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