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Characterisation, especially by Letters

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A rough draft of this letter had been made, when a passage in the recent Address by your President was brought to my notice, which gives hope that this proposal may meet with a still more favourable reception than I had ventured to anticipate*. FRANCIS GALTON.

FORM (suggested by Mr W. Palin Elderton).

 

" Register Number" of the life assured   

Date of Assurance   

Age at Entry   

Date of Death    Age

Cause of Death    

FAMILY HISTORY

 

If living

If dead

   

Age

Age at Death

Cause of Death

Reg. No. if any

Father

Mother

       

Brothers

       

Sisters

       

Remarks on personal antecedents prior to date of assurance.

* Galton's appeal made twenty-five years ago has led up to the present day to no investigation of this basal problem ; it is doubtful if it will do so as long as the chief assurance work is done by commercial companies who can select enough first class lives to pay ample dividends on their invested capital.

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