ID# 1207:
G. Howard letter to H. Laughlin about research study on immigration
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The Harry H. Laughlin Papers, Truman State University, papers, D-4-2

Image 1207 GEORGE E. HOWARD [illegible] BUTLER COUNTY NATIONAL BANK BUILDING BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA CONSULTING ENGINEER GLASS INDUSTRY August 19, 1927. Mr. Harry H. Laughlin, Expert Eugenics Agent, Committee on Immigration and Naturalization, House of Representatives, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York. Dear Sir: I am enclosing card of statistics as requested, and have answered on the card al questions except No. 3, which I am giving you in more detail. The only way that I can make an average accurately of racial percentage is to go back a number of generations to where the parties in question are of pure racial descent. I have taken six generations, which number 64, and of those 64 one was Dutch, two were Welsh and the balance, as far as known, are all English. I am therefore 61/64 English, 1/64 Dutch, and 2/64 Welsh. On the card I have given the number of generations in the United States as eight for my father's family and nine for my mother's, but this, of course only includes a limited number. On my mother's side there were 14 ancestors in the United States in the ninth generation. On my father's side there were twelve in the eighth generation. In direct line of descent on my father's side my greatgrandfather was the first to bear the name to settle in this country. On my mother's side the first male descendent to bear her maiden name was of the fifth generation. I trust this will give you the data necessary and I would be interested in having a copy of the report which would embody the analysis of your findings after you have completed our work. Yours very truly, [signed]George E. Howard. GEH*CMG Inclosure [end]
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