The Victorian scientist Sir Francis Galton F.R.S. bequeathed a collection of objects to University College London on his death in 1911. These objects, which include Galton's personal effects, custom-made instruments used in his research and objects from the Galton Laboratory now compose the UCL Galton Collection. The Galton Collection is now a resource for teaching at UCL, for schools, and for researchers with an
interest in the history of science.
The Galton Collection includes objects relating to Sir Francis Galton's life including personal effects, genealogies of the Galton and Darwin families and travel memorabilia alongside objects related to Galton's groundbreaking research in the fields of statistics, meteorology, anthropometrics, and criminology and crime science.
Find out more about Galton's life and works.
An archive of Galton's personal correspondence and publications is held in the UCL Special Collections.