Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
English men of science: their nature and nurture
Person:
Galton, Francis
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/image/lit26698/53/
42 ENGLISH MEN OF SCIENCE. [chap. 
and president of all the literary and scientific 
institutions of the time in Kingston-upon-Hull. 
All these were men of considerable local repute. 
Second generation.—15 males and 12 females, 
of whom 5 males and 1 female deserve especial 
mention:—(l) Sir Edward Hall Alderson, Baron 
of the Exchequer, who was the first man of his 
year at Cambridge, both in mathematics and 
classics, being senior wrangler and senior classical 
medallist, a distinction barely equalled in the 
long annals of university achievement ; (2) 
Robert Woodhouse, also a senior wrangler, Luca¬ 
sian and Plumian Professor of Astronomy at 
Cambridge ; (3) the Rev. Samuel H. Alderson, 
third' wrangler, and tutor of Caius College ; (4) 
Sir James Alderson, M.D., F.R.S. (sixth wrangler), 
for four years President of the Royal College of 
Physicians; (5) Colonel Ralph Alderson, R.E., a 
distinguished officer, and one of the first govern¬ 
ment commissioners of railways ; (1 ) Mrs. Amelia 
Opie, the novelist. 
Third generation.—I have not sufficient infor¬ 
mation, although I know that it includes many 
persons of ability, among whom is Major H.
        

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