Document Reference NumberULA/D10
TitleBernard Norton papers
DescriptionResearch papers and lecture notes
Extent11 boxes
ArrangementThe papers have been arranged as follows:
1. Evolutionary Theory
2. Eugenics
3. Karl Pearson
4. Mathematical Statistics
5. IQ Testing
6. Drafts of Articles etc
7. Lecture Notes
8. Miscellaneous
AdminHistoryBernard John Norton (1945-84) came to Leicester in 1977 as a Lecturer in History of Science. In 1982 he was given a joint appointment as a Lecturer in the Departments of History of Science and Philosophy. He was educated at the University of Wales and and received his Ph.D. from London University. His main interest and area of research was the history of biology, particularly biological statistics, eugenics and IQ testing, on which subjects he published extensively. He was active in the British Society for the History of Science and was a member of the Royal Society's Scientific Archives committee. He died of cancer, aged 39, on 30 December 1984. The papers in this collection are mainly Norton's research notes on the above topics, but include also lecture notes and drafts of articles.
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