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Month: December 1897

2 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Francis Galton, 1 Dec 1897

Galton writes to thank Smith for his help. He suggests amendments to the method of photographing horses for measurement. He asks Smith to send him samples of horse hair, in order to help him create an optical instrument to…

3 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Francis Galton, 7 Dec 1897

In this letter, Galton suggests alterations to the position of photographing horses for measurement. He also mentions sending Smith (dog?) whistles, and suggesting Smith trial them on cats and children. He writes about experiments with sound, including using a whistle whilst visiting the zoo to observe its effect on animals…

4 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Francis Galton, 15 Dec 1897

In this letter Galton asks Smith to let him know before he continues photographing and measuring horses, as he has simplified and improved his method. He also mentions that he is sending an enclosure to be read at the Royal Society. [This was not found at time of cataloguing]…