Ida Darwin letter to Karl Pearson about definition of mental defectiveness for Mental Deficiency Act before Parliament (12/5/1912)
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Ida Darwin letter to Karl Pearson about definition of mental defectiveness for Mental Deficiency Act before Parliament (12/5/1912)

Cambridge Association for the Care of the Feeble-Minded. Committee: Sir Clifford Allbutt, K.C.B., F.R.S., J.P. W. Bateson, F.R.S. Mr. Alderman, J. H. C. Dalton, M.D., J.P. Sir George Darwin, K.C.B., F.R.S. Horace Darwin, F.R.S., J.P. *Hon. Mrs. Darwin (Chairwoman of Executive Committee) *Miss R. F. Darwin. The Master of Downing, J.P. *Mrs. Eaden. *Dr. Mabel Gurney, M.D. *Miss Hargood. L. Humphry, M.D. Miss Jebb. *Mrs. Keynes. Mrs. Howard Marsh. E. H. Parker, D.L., J.P. A. J. Pell, J.P. Professor Pigou. *Mrs. Rackham. *Mrs. Robson. Professor Seward, F.R.S. *Miss C. L. Skeat. Mr. Alderman Spalding, J.P. Mr. Alderman Stace, J.P. Canon Stanton, D.D. The Very Rev. The Dean of St. Paul's. Mrs. Wardale. *Mrs. W. C. D. Whetham, F.R.S. H. G. Whibley, J.P. W. W. Wingate, M.B. *Executive Committee. Hon. Secretaries: Mrs. Kennedy, St. Andrew's, Chesterton Lane, and Miss Mackenzie, Traverston, West Road. Hon. Treasurer: Mrs. Rootham, 4, Huntington Road. Dec. 5-1912 Dear Professor Pearson, My husband asks me to thank you for your letter of Nov 26th & to say how glad we were that you were able to sign the Times letter. It is clear now that the Bill is dropped for this session anyhow. We see the importance of your point as to the definition of mental defectiveness before the measure comes into operation & we will most gladly cooperate in your scheme for obtaining really trustworthy life-histories - perhaps easier to get [end]

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