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TitleGalton; Frank Wallis (1867-1952); political activist and social scientist
Ref NoCOLL MISC 0658
LevelCollection
Date1886-1947
Extent1 box
Admin Biographical HistoryFrank Wallis Galton was educated at Medburn Street Board School and the Working Mens College in Great Ormond Street. He was apprenticed to a silversmith and engraver but soon left to enter journalism and politics, becoming private secretary to social reformers Sidney and Beatrice Webb, 1892-98. He was secretary of the London Reform Union 1899-1918 and secretary of the London Liberal Association, 1903-1905. During the war he was assistant secretary to the Central Association of Volunteer Regiments.
He was editor of "The Weekly Organ The Volunteer Gazette" and editor of the "Municipal Journal" 1918-1920.
His publications include:
"Select documents illustrating the history of trade unionism 1: the Tailoring Trade" (1896)
"Workers on their industries" (1896)
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers of Frank W. Galton, including:
Photographs of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Beatrice (1858-1943) and Sidney Webb (1859-1947).
Access StatusOpen
Copyright TypeCopyright holder unknown
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