Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
English men of science: their nature and nurture
Person:
Galton, Francis
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/image/lit26698/68/
ANTECEDENTS. 
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i.] 
to whom many of the principal public buildings 
in Edinburgh are due. 
Third generation.—21 males and 20 females, 
of whom 2 males deserve especial notice :—(l) 
The Right Hon. Lyon Playfair, M.P., F.R.S., 
formerly professor of chemistry, long engaged in 
scientific administration of various kinds, and 
postmaster-general at the close of the late 
administration ; (2) Colonel R. L. Playfair, R.A., 
the well-known consul-general of Algiers, and 
naturalist. A third brother is a professor at 
King’s College. 
Roscoe.—The type of this family is strongly 
marked ; it has been characterized by much cul¬ 
tivation, refinement, and poetical taste. 
First generation.—William Roscoe, author of 
“ Lorenzo di Medici,” “LeoX.”&c. The above 
mentioned characteristics were strongly marked 
in him. (Life by his son, Memoirs by 
Hartley Coleridge in “Northern Worthies,” and 
“ Sketches ” by Washington Irving.) 
Second generation.—7 males and 3 females, 
of whom 4 males and 2 females deserve notice :—
        

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