Category Archives: Memoirs

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs series was published 1907-1966 under the imprint of the Francis Galton Laboratory for National Eugenics.

Heron (1910) The Influence of Defective Physique and Unfavourable Home Environment on the Intelligence of School Children

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 8: Heron, David. 1910. The Influence of Defective Physique and Unfavourable Home Environment on the Intelligence of School Children, Being a Statistical Examination of the London County Council Pioneer School Survey (London: Dulau and Co.). 60 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 8

Barrington and Pearson (1909) A First Study of the Inheritance of Vision and of the Relative Influence of Heredity and Environment on Sight

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 5: Barrington, Amy and Pearson, Karl. 1909. A First Study of the Inheritance of Vision and of the Relative Influence of Heredity and Environment on Sight (London: Dulau and Co.). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 5

Elderton (1907) On the Measure of the Resemblance of First Cousins

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 4: Elderton, Ethel Mary. Assisted by Karl Pearson. 1907. On the Measure of the Resemblance of First Cousins (London: Dulau and Co.). 53 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 4

Schuster (1907) The Promise of Youth and the Performance of Manhood

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 3: Schuster, Edgar. 1907. The Promise of Youth and the Performance of Manhood, being a Statistical Inquiry into the Question Whether Success in the Examination for the B.A. Degree at Oxford is Followed by Success in Professional Life (London: Dulau and Co.). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 3

Heron (1907) A First Study of the Statistics of Insanity and the Inheritance of the Insane Diathesis

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 2: Heron, David. 1907. A First Study of the Statistics of Insanity and the Inheritance of the Insane Diathesis (London: Dulau and Co.). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 2

Schuster and Elderton (1907) The Inheritance of Ability

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 1: Schuster, Edgar and Elderton, Ethel Mary. 1907. The Inheritance of Ability: Being a Statistical Study of the Oxford Class Lists and of the School Lists of Harrow and Charterhouse (London: Dulau and Co.). 42 pp. Includes an appendix by Karl Pearson, ‘Influence of Academic Selection on Correlation Coefficients’, pp. 41–42. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 1

Rhodes (1921) On the Relationship of the Condition of the Teeth in Children to Factors of Health and Home Environment

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 7: Rhodes, Edmund Cecil. 1921. On the Relationship of the Condition of the Teeth in Children to Factors of Health and Home Environment (London: Cambridge University Press). 80 pp. Prefatory Note by Karl Pearson, pp. v–vi. This project was undertaken by Rhodes in 1911–12, and Pearson’s preface stresses the value of slow project development. Memoir… Read More »

Elderton (1928) On the Relative Value of the Factors Which Influence Infant Welfare

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 25: Elderton, Ethel Mary. 1928. On the Relative Value of the Factors Which Influence Infant Welfare (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 307 pp. Subtitled: “An Inquiry by Ethel M. Elderton (Assistant Professor, Galton Laboratory, Based on Data Provided by Dr. A. G. Anderson, M.O.H., Rochdale; Dr. William Arnold Evans, M.O.H., Bradford; Dr Alfred Greenwood, M.O.H., Blackburn;… Read More »

Elderton et al. (1913) On the Correlation of Fertility with Social Value. A Co-Operative Study

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 18: Elderton, Ethel Mary, Amy Barrington, H. Gertrude Jones, Edith M. M. de G. Lamotte, H. J. Laski, and Karl Pearson. 1913. On the Correlation of Fertility with Social Value. A Co-Operative Study (London: Dulau and Co.). 72 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 18

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs series was published 1907-1966. It included 42 numbers, of which 18 were unique, and 24 were co-published as numbers within The Treasury of Human Inheritance series. Nearly all Pearson-era Memoirs reported on research undertaken either by Pearson or by GLNE employees. David Heron was Francis Galton Fellow in National Eugenics. Ethel M. Elderton was Francis Galton… Read More »