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Month: January 1898

5 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Francis Galton, 5 Jan 1898

In this letter Galton writes with feedback for Smith’s draft paper ‘Relation between the Weight of a Horse and its Weight-carrying Power’. Galton suggests that if Smith wants to submit it to the Royal Society, it will need to be shorter. He also mentions that his own article ‘Measurements of Horses by Photography’ will soon appear in ‘Nature’,…

6 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Francis Galton, 7 Jan 1898

In this letter Galton sends Smith a copy of his article ‘Photographic Measurement of Horses and other animals’, which was published in ‘Nature’ 6 Jan 1898. The article is enclosed.

7 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Francis Galton, 13 Jan 1898

In this letter Galton thanks Smith, and returns his results from measurements. He comments on his method, and mentions learning from Captain Hayes about a possible improvement for measuring ‘fidgety’ horses…

8 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Francis Galton, 18 Jan 1898

In this letter Galton writes in response to Smith asking about the height of the brisket (chest) of the horse. He also writes about the suggestion from a friend that…

9 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Francis Galton, 26 Jan 1898

In this letter, Galton writes regarding Smith’s paper submitted to the Royal Society. He also asks about the use of a rope stretched across in front of a horse when photographed to aid measurement. Galton has made illustrative sketches in the letter…

10 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Francis Galton, 28 Jan 1898

In this letter Galton writes to congratulate Smith on his medal. He mentions that he is ill in bed, and will write further when back at work.