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Galton, Frank Wallis

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 469
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Galton, Frank Wallis
Date(s): 1890
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Single sheet
Name of creator(s): Galton | Frank Wallis | 1867-1952 | political activist and social scientist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Frank Wallis Galton was born in London in 1867. He was educated at the Working Men's College at Great Ormond, London. He was apprentice to a silversmith and engraver in the City of London and Freeman of the City by servitude. He was Private Secretary to Sydney and Beatrice Webb from 1892 to 1898; Secretary of the London Reform Union, 1899-1918 and the City of London Liberal Association, 1903-1905. During the First World War he was Assistant Secretary to the Central Association of Volunteer Regiments and editor of The Volunteer Gazette. After the war he became the editor of the Municipal Journal from 1918-1920. Galton also published works on the social sciences, including, The Tailoring Trade, published by the London School of Economics and Workers on their Industries, as well as various articles and pamphlets. Galton died on 9 April 1952.


Scope and content/abstract:

A certificate, 1890, of Frank Wallis Galton's admission to the freedom of the City of London.

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Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

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Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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The British Library of Political and Economic Science holds correspondence, an autobiography, and papers, 1886-1947 (Ref: COLL MISC 315, 344, 658).

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1999-09-02 Simon McKeon, 2000-05-25 Sarah Smith

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