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Charles (Galton) Darwin letter Karl Pearson, lighthearted analysis by Darwin's grandson of the eugenic effects of his arranged marriage (10/17/1926)
Date:
Circa 1926
Pages: (1|2)
Source:
University College London, KP, 673
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Charles (Galton) Darwin letter Karl Pearson, lighthearted analysis by Darwin's grandson of the eugenic effects of his arranged marriage (10/17/1926)

Oct. 17, 1926 673/1 [stamped]University College of London Pearson Papers[end stamp] 6 Melville Street Edinburgh Dear Professor Pearson I am writing to thank you for your most friendly letter about my marriage. At the time it was arranged I need not say that I was thinking no more of Eugenics than the rest. Of the world does, but when one day a little later my wife mentioned in conversation the anthropometric test it at once occurred to me that I seemed to have made a very good choice. As a matter of the mathematical principles of probability I am not quite sure if this is right - I suppose it depends on how heredity really works - but if one regards [written sideways in margin]C. Darwin[end sidewriting] [end]

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