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Fingerprint Cards

Date
1895
Reference
GALTON/2/9/6/11/2/13
Part of
Sets of Fingerprints
  • Archives and manuscripts



About this work

Description

122 fingerprint cards with the fingerprints of the left and right hands of individuals. Each card is annotated with the person's name and occupation, relationship to other individuals in the series (if any), reference codes allocated by Galton and letters signifying their fingerprint types. There are usually two or three cards per person.

Publication/Creation

1895

Physical description

122 cards

Arrangement

These cards do not appear to follow any order.

Location of duplicates

A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

Languages

  • English

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