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Paper, 'Certain correlated variations in Crangon vulgaris [common shrimp]' by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon

Reference number: PP/19/1

Date: 1892

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Weldon writes: 'The first successful attempt to find a constant relation between the variations in size exhibited by one organ of an animal body and those occurring in other organs was made some three years ago by Mr Galton; and in a paper read before the Royal Society [see PP/13/6] (‘Roy. Soc. Proc.’ vol. p. ) he determined this relation between several organs of the human body. In what follows an attempt is made to apply Mr Galton’s method to the measurement of the correlation between four organs of the common shrimp. Before the details of the measurement are discussed, a short summary of the method will be given.'

Annotations in pencil and ink. Includes three pages of graphs relating to Weldon's observations.

Subject: Zoology / Carcinology

Received 11 February 1892. Read 3 March 1892.

A version of this paper was published in volume 51 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Certain correlated variations in crangon vulgaris'.

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PP/19/1
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1892
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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36 pages
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Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Paper, 'Certain correlated variations in Crangon vulgaris [common shrimp]' by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, 1892, PP/19/1, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_19_1/paper-certain-correlated-variations-in-crangon-vulgaris-common-shrimp-by-walter-frank-raphael-weldon, accessed on 21 July 2024

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