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Resume of the Life and Labours of Francis Galton

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Age

 

Years

48

Heredity : Anthropometry   ...

1870 onwards

52

English Men of Science, their Nature and Nurture   ...

1874

54

Y

Heredity : Psychometry   ...

1876 onwards

56

Portraiture work ...   ...   ...

1878 onwards

61

Human Faculty   ...   ...   ...

1883

66

Personal Identification (arising from inquiry as to permanency

 

67

1888 onwards

1889

of characters). Finger-prints   ...

Natural Inheritance

72

[Correlation and its applications. This was the starting point

of the Biometric School.

 

First academic Lectures on Variation and Correlation accom

 

panied by Laboratory work started at University College

October 1894. Start of Biometric Laboratory' ...   ...

1894]

74

Measurement of Plants and Animals Committee, Royal Society

1896

67,77 Law of Ancestral Heredity   ...   ...   ...   ... (1889) 1897

79   Biometrika founded. Galton writes a preface and becomes con

sulting Editor ...   ...   ...   ...   ...   1901

79-89 Eugenics movement   ...   1901-1911

82   Research Fellowship in Eugenics in University of London.

" Eugenics Office"   ...   ...   ...   .   1904

85   Transformation of "Eugenics Office" into the "Eugenics Labora

tory" and its association with the Bionietric Laboratory   1907

89 Death and by bequest Foundation of the Galton Professorship

and Endowment of the Laboratory of Eugenics in the University of London   ...   ...   ...   ...   1911

CHIEF POSTS AND HONOURS

Royal Geographical Society, Gold Medal (Member of Council for many

years)   1853 Fellow of the Royal Society (Gold Medal, 1886; Darwin Medal, 1902;

Copley Medal, 1910; Member of Council, 1865-6, 70-2, 76-7, 82-4)   1856 British Association (Sectional President, three times, Geography 1872,

Anthropology 1877, 1885, and General Secretary 1863-7, Member

of Council; twice asked to be President)

Member of Meteorological Committee (Council) ...   ... 1868-1901

Chairman of the Kew Observatory Committee ...   ...   ...   ... 1889-1901 Anthropological Institute (President, 1885-9 ; Huxley Medal, 1901)

Linnaean Society, Darwin-Wallace Medal ...   1908

Cambridge : Rede Lecturer ...   ...   ...   1884

„   Honorary D.Sc.   ...   ...   ...   ...   1895

„   Honorary Fellow of Trinity College   ...   ...   1902

Oxford: Honorary D.C.L. ...   ...   - 1894

„   Herbert Spencer Lecturer ...   1907

I The Laboratory existed from this date ; the name Biometric was given to it after the naming in November 1900 of Biometrika, when the term Biometry was invented, see Life of Weldon,

Biometrika, vol. v, p. 35.


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