Person: Elderton, Ethel


Ethel Elderton was a statistician who worked for Francis Galton and Karl Pearson. Although her work was an important contribution applying statistics to social problems, much of it makes difficult reading today because it is written with a eugenic perspective.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 31 December 1878, Fulham, London, England. Died 5 May 1954, Stanborough Park, near Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

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Origin England, Women

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive