Reference numberNLB/71/823
Alternative reference numberNLB/71 p426
TitleCopy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Karl Pearson, FRS
Date9 November 1928
DescriptionReplies that despite Sr William Herschel's statement, there are no Indian documents which have been signed by the impression of the hand at the Royal Society. Does point out that [Francis] Galton in his Transactions paper of 1890 does mention presenting a document signed with finger prints at the Royal Institution, which is where there may be now. [The paper in question may be 'I. The patterns in thumb and finger Marks']
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NA8002Pearson; Karl (1857 - 1936); statistician and eugenicist1857 - 1936
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