Category Archives: Research

Legacies of Eugenics Project

As part of the Legacies of Eugenics, we undertake research into the history and legacies of eugenics at UCL, across universities, and across communities. Some of this research is distributed via peer-reviewed publications. Other research is distributed in posts through the Legacies of Eugenics website.

Locating a rare biography of Francis Galton

Francis Galton has been the subject of several major biographies (Cowan 1984; Gillham 2001; Waller 2001), and much historical study. Karl Pearson asserted his own primacy as Galton’s disciple with his Life, Letters, and Labours of Francis Galton (Pearson 1914, 1924, 1930a, 1930b). Vague references to a Galton biography by “Coleridge” set me on the task of locating what… Read More »