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Hacker Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 HACKER
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Hacker Papers
Date(s): 1859-1975
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 22 boxes
Name of creator(s): Hacker | Helga Sharpe | née Pearson | 1898-1975 | daughter of Karl Pearson
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Helga Hacker was born in 1898, she was the youngest of the three children of Karl Pearson and his wife Maria Sharpe. She died in 1975.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Helga Hacker created while writing a biography of her father, Karl Pearson, [1920-1974]. Chiefly comprising transcripts of material in the Pearson papers held by University College London (UCL), notably on the 'Men and Women's Club' but also comprising original material including: press cuttings; notes from the Galton papers and on Galton's anthropometrical data; notes on Olive Schreiner transcripts; notes on 'Heritage' and 'Fanny and William'; notes on Karl Pearson's activities, 1881-1890; notes on Kasmiri language; notes on snails; manuscripts of essays of R J Parker; correspondence between Hacker and UCL Library; letters to Hacker on Olive Screiner; description of Dr Kahn's anatomical museum and photograph of a graph of 'Curve of fertility in man'.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order

Conditions governing access:

Open. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by the family.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The extent (22 boxes) includes 5 boxes of additional material (copies and transcripts) transferred from the E S Pearson papers in 2013. Order using the reference HACKER ADDITIONAL.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 2008

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