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Butler Family Letters

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 305
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Butler Family Letters
Date(s): 1877-1911
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Butler | family
Galton | Sir | Francis | 1822-1911 | Knight | eugenicist Butler; Arthur Gray (1831-1909); Headmaster of Haileybury
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) married Louisa Jane Butler (d.1897) in 1853. Louisa's father was George Butler (1774-1853), dean of Peterborough and previously headmaster of Harrow School. Her mother was Sarah Maria Gray from Wembley Park, Middlesex. Louisa had many brothers and sisters, one of whom was Arthur Butler. She and Galton had no children.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters between the Butler family and Sir Francis Galton, and between members of the family. Many of the letters are from Galton to his brother-in-law Arthur Butler.

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Presented through Dorothy Middleton in 1983 by Arthur Butler's grandaughter, Mrs Christina Colvin, in memory of her father, Professor Harold Edgeworth Butler, Professor of Latin at University College London, 1911-1943.

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