Reference numberNLB/44/35
Alternative reference numberNLB/44 p25
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Chairman of the Zoology Section Committee [Sidney Frederick Harmer]
Date26 April 1911
Description 'Paper by S M Jacob, ICS. Communicated by Prof Karl Pearson, FRS [Fellow of the Royal Society]. "Inbreeding in a simple mandelian stable population, with special reference to cousin marriage".
The paper has been referred to Major McMahon, who reports on it as follows:-
"I have made no attempts to verify the whole of the mathematical formulae devised from [?] work of Prof Pearson, but they are for the most part clearly [?]. I cannot measure the applications made of the formulae in the problem of inbreeding except in some trivial areas but I think the Society may with safety publish the eye of Prof Pearson and no one as competent as be to judge such a matter".
Will you please minute further actions to be taken in regard to the paper?
The paper is estimate to occupy 24 pages of Proceedings [of the Royal Society] and to cost £4 for printing.'
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6126Harmer; Sir; Sidney Frederic (1862 - 1950)1862 - 1950
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