Reference numberRR/16/171
TitleReferee's report by Francis Galton, on three papers 'Experimental Studies in the Physiology of Heredity' by William Bateson, E R Saunders and Reginald Crundall Punnett, 'Experiments with Poulty' by C C Hurst, and 'Some Experiments on Wheat-breeding' by Rowland Harry Biffen
DateAugust 1904
DescriptionSectional Committee: Zoology and Botany

Recommended for publication in Proceedings. Much modification is desirable but it can hardly be described as necessary. There are no illustrations. The literary composition of these bulky memoirs seems to him below the standard that might reasonably be exacted by the Royal Society. An unnecessary burden is thrown on the reader by the confused and imperfect presentation of objects, arguments and conclusions. The hand-writing shows that some part of these faults is due to off-hand composition without adequate revision. Galton thinks that these remarks might be communicated to the authors, but he would prefer that these remarks were given anonymously.

[Not published]

Endorsed on verso as received 12 August 1904.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
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Access statusOpen
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NA7708Galton; Sir; Francis (1822 - 1911); statistician, human geneticist and eugenicist1822 - 1911
NA8118Bateson; William (1861 - 1926)1861 - 1926
NA8088Punnett; Reginald Crundall (1875 - 1967)1875 - 1967
NA1725Biffen; Sir; Rowland Harry (1874 - 1949)1874 - 1949
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