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Legacies of Eugenics Project

The careful study of original documents is key to all historical investigations. Digital libraries offer many primary sources associated with the history and legacy of eugenics. In the Legacies Digital Library, we post those we find otherwise difficult to locate. These are available as open access, free to download pdf files.

These materials are circulated as historical artefacts. The political and policy views are not endorsed.

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Publication of this material online is done strictly for historical and academic reasons. The work of eugenicists was pervaded by racial, ethnic, gender, and ableist prejudice. Readers must be alert to these biases in this material.

Reproduction of this work here is not an endorsement or promotion of the views expressed or eugenics in general. Quite the reverse. All articles are published in full, except where necessary to protect individual privacy. We believe there is a clear academic interest in making this historical material more widely available.

Heron (1911) Mental Defect, Mal-Nutrition, and the Teacher’s Appreciation of Intelligence

Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 2: Heron, David. 1911. Mental Defect, Mal-Nutrition, and the Teacher’s Appreciation of Intelligence. A Reply to Criticism of the Memoir on ‘The Influence of Defective Physique and Unfavourable Home Environment on the Intelligence of School Children’ (London: Dulau and Co.). 34 pp. Questions of the Day and of the… Read More »

Pearson (1911) An Attempt to Correct Some of the Misstatements made by Sir Victor Horsley, FRS, FRCS, and Mary D. Sturge, MD

Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 3: Pearson, Karl. 1911. An Attempt to Correct Some of the Misstatements made by Sir Victor Horsley, FRS, FRCS, and Mary D. Sturge, MD, in their Criticisms of the Galton Laboratory Memoir: ‘A First Study of the Influence of Parental Alcoholism, etc.’ (London: Dulau and Co.). 42 pp. Questions… Read More »

Pearson (1911) The Fight Against Tuberculosis and the Death-rate from Phthisis

Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 4: Pearson, Karl. 1911. The Fight Against Tuberculosis and the Death-rate from Phthisis (London: Dulau and Co.). 35 pp. Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 4

Pearson (1912) Social Problems: Their Treatment, Past, Present and Future

Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 5: Pearson, Karl. 1912. Social Problems: Their Treatment, Past, Present and Future, A Lecture Delivered at the Galton Laboratory for National Eugenics, March 19, 1912 (London: Dulau and Co.). 40 pp. Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 5

Pearson (1912) Eugenics and Public Health

Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 6: Pearson, Karl. 1912. Eugenics and Public Health. A Lecture Delivered to the York Congress of the Royal Sanitary Institute, July 30th, 1912 (London: Dulau and Co.). 34 pp. Reprinted from Journal of Royal Sanitary Institute. Transactions, 33 (1912), 304–335. Questions of the Day and of the Fray number… Read More »

Heron (1913) Mendelism and the Problem of Mental Defect. I. A Criticism of Recent American Work

Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 7: Heron, David. 1913. Mendelism and the Problem of Mental Defect. I. A Criticism of Recent American Work (London: Dulau and Co.). 62 pp. Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 7

Pearson and Jaederhølm (1914) Mendelism and the Problem of Mental Defect. II. On the Continuity of Mental Defect

Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 8: Pearson, Karl, and Jaederhølm, Gustav A. 1914. Mendelism and the Problem of Mental Defect. II. On the Continuity of Mental Defect (London: Dulau and Co.). 47 pp. Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 8

Pearson (1922) Francis Galton 1822-1922. A Centenary Appreciation

Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 11: Pearson, Karl. 1922. Francis Galton, 1822–1922. A Centenary Appreciation. With Frontispiece Drawing of Francis Galton (London: Cambridge University Press). 23 pp. Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 11

Heron (1912) A Second Study of Extreme Alcoholism in Adults

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 17: Heron, David. 1912. A Second Study of Extreme Alcoholism in Adults, with Special Reference to the Home-Office Inebriate Reformatory Data (London: Dulau and Co.). 95 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 17

Barrington and Pearson (1910) A Preliminary Study of Extreme Alcoholism in Adults

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 14: Barrington, Amy, and Pearson, Karl, assisted by David Heron. 1910. A Preliminary Study of Extreme Alcoholism in Adults (London: Dulau and Co.). 55 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 14