Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs

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Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs series
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 Scholar. Amy Barrington was Computer. Edgar Schuster was the first Francis Galton Fellow in Eugenics Laboratory’s predecessor, the Eugenics Record Office.

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs series

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

Pearson, Karl (ed.). 1909. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Parts I and II (double part, ‘Pedigrees of physical, psychical, and pathological characters in Man’): Prefatory Note by Francis Galton; Preface by Karl Pearson; ‘Diabetes insipidus’ (by W. Bulloch); ‘Split-Foot’ (by T. Lewis); ‘Polydactylism’ (by T. Lewis); ‘Brachydactylism’ (by T. Lewis); ‘Pulmonary Tuberculosis’ (by W. Bulloch and W. C. Rivers); ‘Deaf-Mutism’ (by Johnson Horne and the Eugenics Laboratory); ‘Legal Ability’ (by the Eugenics Laboratory); and ‘Chronic Hereditary Trophoedema’ (by W. Bulloch) (London: Dulau and Co.). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 6.

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. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 7.

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 7 is frequently recorded wrongly. This is because Pearson advertised a different publication as Memoir 7 ‘shortly’ to appear in endpapers from 1910 (i.e. Memoir 8) through 1920 (i.e. Lecture 12). That missing publication was Ethel Mary Elderton (1909) ‘The Influence of Parental Occupation and Home Conditions on the Physique of the Offspring’. This was not published as such, but elements were published as Memoir 10.

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.

Pearson, Karl (ed.). 1909. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Part III. ‘Angioneurotic Oedema’ (by W. Bulloch); ‘Hermaphrodisism’ (by W. Bulloch); ‘Insanity’ (by A. R. Urquhart and the Eugenics Laboratory); ‘Deaf-Mutism’ (by the Eugenics Laboratory); ‘Ability’ (by the Eugenics Laboratory) (London: Dulau and Co.). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 9.

Elderton, Ethel Mary, assisted by Karl Pearson. 1910. A First Study of the Influence of Parental Alcoholism on the Physique and Intelligence of the Offspring (London: Dulau and Co.). Second edition also is 1910. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 10.

Pearson, Karl (ed.). 1910. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Part IV. Section XII, ‘Hare-Lip and Cleft Palate’. Section VIbeta, ‘Deaf-Mutism’. Section XIII, ‘Congenital Cataract’ [authors not specified] (London: Dulau and Co.). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 11.

Pearson, Karl (ed.). 1911. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Section XIV, ‘Haemophilia’ (London: Dulau and Co.). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 12.

Pearson, Karl, and Elderton, Ethel Mary. 1910. A Second Study of the Influence of Parental Alcoholism on the Physique and Ability of the Offspring. Being a Reply to Certain Medical Critics of the First Memoir and an Examination of the Rebutting Evidence Cited by Them (London: Dulau and Co.). 35 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 13.

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.

Pearson, Karl (ed.). 1912. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Section XV, ‘Dwarfism’ (London: Dulau and Co.). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 15.

Pearson, Karl (ed.). 1912. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Name and Subject Indices to Volume I. With Frontispiece Portraits of Sir Francis Galton and Ancestry (London: Dulau and Co.). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 16.

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.

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.

Elderton, Ethel Mary. 1914. Report on the English Birthrate: Part I. England, North of the Humber (London: Dulau and Co.). 246 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 19-20.

No masthead on this publication. Number 19 in the series is advertised in some endpapers as ‘A First Report on the Condition of the People from the Standpoint of National Eugenics’. The multiple numeration for 19–20 is confirmed in later endpapers (e.g. Memoir 39).

Bell, Julia. 1922. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume II. Part I. ‘Retinitis Pigmentosa and Allied Diseases’, ‘Congenital Stationary Night-Blindness’, ‘Glioma Retinae’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Also listed as Treasury 2:1. Includes: Karl Pearson. 1922. Prefatory Note, pp. v–vii; and J. B. Lawford. 1922. ‘A Memoir of Edward Nettleship’, pp. ix–xv. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 21.

Stocks, Percy, and Amy Barrington. 1925. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume III. Part I. ‘Hereditary Disorders of Bone Development’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 22.

Also listed as Treasury 3:1.

Bell, Julia. 1926. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume II. Part II. ‘Colour-Blindness’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 23.

Also listed as Treasury 2:2.

Bell, Julia. 1928. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume II. Part III. ‘Blue Sclerotics and Fragility of Bone’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 24.

Also listed as Treasury 2:3.

Elderton, Ethel Mary. 1928. On the Relative Value of the Factors which Influence Infant Welfare (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 307 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 25.

Bell, Julia. 1931. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume II. Part IV. ‘Hereditary Optic Atrophy’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 26.

Also listed as Treasury 2:4.

Bell, Julia. 1932. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume II. Part V. ‘On Some Hereditary Structural Anomalies of the Eye and On the Inheritance of Glaucoma’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 27.

Also listed as Treasury 2:5.

Bell, Julia. 1933. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume II. [Part VI.] Name and Subject Index to Volume II (London: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 28.

Also listed as Treasury 2:6.

Bell, Julia. 1934. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume IV. Part I. ‘Huntington’s Chorea’ (London: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 29.

Also listed as Treasury 4:1.

Bell, Julia. 1935. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume IV. Part II. ‘On The Peroneal Type of Progressive Muscular Atrophy’ (London: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 30.

Also listed as Treasury 4:2.

Bell, Julia, assisted by E. Arnold Carmichael. 1939. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume IV. Part III. ‘On Hereditary Ataxia and Spastic Paraplegia’. (London: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 31.

Also listed as Treasury 4:3.

Bell, Julia. 1943. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume IV. Part IV. ‘Pseudohypertrophic and Allied Types of Progressive Muscular Dystrophy’ (London: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 32.

Also listed as Treasury 4:4.

Bell, Julia, with Clinical Notes by J. Purdon Martin. 1947. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume IV. Part V. ‘Dystrophia Myotonica and Allied Diseases’ (London: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 33.

Also listed as Treasury 4:5.

Bell, Julia. 1948. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume IV. [Part VI.] Name and Subject Index to Volume IV (London: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 34.

Also listed as Treasury 4:6.

Bell, Julia. 1951. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume V. Part I. ‘On Brachydactyly and Symphalangism’ (London: Cambridge University Press). 36 pp. Trevor, Jack Carrick. 1953. ‘Race Crossing in Man. The Analysis of Metrical Characters’ (London: Cambridge University Press). 45 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 35.

Also listed as Treasury 5:1.

Trevor, Jack Carrick. 1953. Race Crossing in Man. The Analysis of Metrical Characters (London: Cambridge University Press). 45 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 36.

Harris, Harry. 1953. An Introduction to Human Biochemical Genetics (London: Cambridge University Press). 96 pp. Foreword by L. S. Penrose. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 37.

Bell, Julia, and Lionel S. Penrose. 1953. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume V. Part II. ‘On Syndactyly and Its Association with Polydactyly’ (London: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 38.

Also listed as Treasury 5:2.

Bell, Julia. 1958. Treasury of Human Inheritance. Volume V. Part III. ‘The Laurence-Moon Syndrome’ (London: Cambridge University Press). Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 39.

Also listed as Treasury 5:3.

Veale, Arthur Milton Oliver. 1965. Intestinal Polyposis (London: Published for the Galton Laboratory, University College London, by the Cambridge University Press). 104 pp. Preface by L. S. Penrose. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 40.

Moran, Patrick Alfred Pierce, and Cedric Austen Bardell Smith. 1966. Commentary on R. A. Fisher’s Paper on ‘The Correlation between Relatives on the Supposition of Mendelian Inheritance’ [published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 52 (1918), 399–433] (London: Published for the Galton Laboratory, University College London, by the Cambridge University Press). 62 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 41.

Preface by L. S. Penrose.

Court Brown, William Michael, Patricia A. Jacobs, Karin E. Buckton, Ishbel M. Tough, E. V. Kuenssberg, and J. D. E. Knox. 1966. Chromosome Studies on Adults (London: Cambridge University Press, for the Galton Laboratory, University College London). 91 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 42.

Preface by L. S. Penrose.